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Tips for Purchasing Your First Home 2
Tips For Purchasing Your First Home

For young Americans looking to buy their first home, the process can be pretty daunting. Aside from the baseline financial requirements, there is a lot that goes into finding the right real estate agent, deciding what type of house and neighborhood you want, and of course, applying for a mortgage.  With a mortgage specifically, the process goes hand in hand with closing on the purchase of the home, so it’s important you’re attune to every pertinent detail along the way. Moreso, there are steps to take way ahead of applying for a mortgage, to ensure you’re in the best financial position to manage every cost that comes with buying a home. 

First Time Homebuyer · 5 min read
What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?
What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?

When buying a home, the type of mortgage you choose will be imperative, as far as how you plan to pay back the loan, the type of financing you need, and what your ultimate plans are for the property in question. Do you need outside assistance? Are you planning to live in the home for a long time? Will you eventually need to refinance? All these questions should be considered at the onset of your mortgage journey.

First Time Homebuyer · 4 min read
When Does it Make Sense to Refinance a Mortgage?
When Does it Make Sense to Refinance a Mortgage?

Just as you can with a student loan, auto loan, or credit card debt, you can also refinance (i.e., pay off a loan and replace it with a new one) a mortgage. There are several unique reasons to do so, but mortgage refinancing is mainly classified as two types: rate-and-term refinance and cash-out refinance.

Mortgage Refinance · 4 min read
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Mortgage Refinance

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Need Assistance With a Mortgage? There Are Options.
Need Assistance With a Mortgage? There Are Options.

For many Americans with dreams of buying a home, certain financial hurdles can make it seem impossible. For example, many cannot afford to cover high down payments or simply don’t have the credit profile that lenders are looking for in a mortgage applicant.

Mortgage Refinance · 5 min read
Tips for Purchasing Your First Home 2
Tips For Purchasing Your First Home

For young Americans looking to buy their first home, the process can be pretty daunting. Aside from the baseline financial requirements, there is a lot that goes into finding the right real estate agent, deciding what type of house and neighborhood you want, and of course, applying for a mortgage.  With a mortgage specifically, the process goes hand in hand with closing on the purchase of the home, so it’s important you’re attune to every pertinent detail along the way. Moreso, there are steps to take way ahead of applying for a mortgage, to ensure you’re in the best financial position to manage every cost that comes with buying a home. 

First Time Homebuyer · 5 min read
What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?
What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?

When buying a home, the type of mortgage you choose will be imperative, as far as how you plan to pay back the loan, the type of financing you need, and what your ultimate plans are for the property in question. Do you need outside assistance? Are you planning to live in the home for a long time? Will you eventually need to refinance? All these questions should be considered at the onset of your mortgage journey.

First Time Homebuyer · 4 min read
What-Are-Mortgage-Points?
What Are Mortgage Points?

When taking out a mortgage, or refinancing an existing loan, one of the goals should be trying to obtain the lowest interest rate possible. Of course, accomplishing that will depend on multiple factors, including the amount of the mortgage, the down payment, and the applicant’s financial details.

First Time Homebuyer · 6 min read
Mortgages- The Terminology You Should Know
Mortgages: The Terminology You Should Know

Despite being a common financial tool, mortgages can be complicated. Whether you’re looking to purchase your first home, or you’re looking to refinance the mortgage you currently have—there are some terms that you may know, and some you may not. Let’s break down some of the most common terminology you need to know to traverse your mortgage search. 

First Time Homebuyer · 5 min read
What to Know About Taking Out a Mortgage
What to Know About Taking Out a Mortgage

For most people, buying a home is an important life milestone — and a rather pricey one. Since such a small percentage of Americans can afford to pay for a house in cash (i.e., upfront and in full), the majority of prospective buyers need to apply for a mortgage.

First Time Homebuyer · 4 min read
When Does it Make Sense to Refinance a Mortgage?
When Does it Make Sense to Refinance a Mortgage?

Just as you can with a student loan, auto loan, or credit card debt, you can also refinance (i.e., pay off a loan and replace it with a new one) a mortgage. There are several unique reasons to do so, but mortgage refinancing is mainly classified as two types: rate-and-term refinance and cash-out refinance.

Mortgage Refinance · 4 min read