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Purchasing a New Home in 2021

Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Millions of Americans each year, consider moving out of that apartment, upgrading to a bigger home, or finally buying that dream house. It’s still early in the year, so why don’t we follow through on the housing resolution and look at some ways to know if you are […]

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Does it make sense to pay off your mortgage early so you are debt-free earlier in life? Or should you stretch it out if you can? The short answer is: it depends. Everyone is different, but here are a few things to consider as you weigh your options.   Pay Off Your […]

5 Steps to a Better Appraisal

Photo by La Miko from Pexels The phrase, “trust, but verify” was made famous by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.  Reagan adopted this signature phrase and frequently used it to describe U.S. relations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  In a sense, much of the initial home purchasing experience begins with the same “trust, but […]

The Scoop on PMI

Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels You sit in the lobby.  The news is just too much to bear so you stand up and pace the hallways, awaiting the outcome. Your mortgage lender meets you halfway down the corridor, and with solemn eyes says, “Sir, I regret to inform you that you will have to pay PMI each […]