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Improving Your Credit Score

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels One of the largest loans an average American will take out in their lifetime is a home mortgage.  Mortgage lenders justifiably scrutinize whether entering into a 15 to a 30-year relationship with a borrower is a sound investment. One major component of this analysis is the credit score, which […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

Photo by Maël BALLAND from Pexels Let’s face it – you want to sell your home fast, right? Nobody wants to be sitting around for a few months (or longer) waiting for someone to buy up their home. When you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Here are a few tips to help your home go fast.  […]

3 Common Home Buyer Mistakes

Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels We all make mistakes, but the types of mistakes that happen when people buy homes can be pretty expensive! Here are a few common home buyer mistakes and how to avoid them.  Home Buyer Mistake #1: Using All Their Savings on a Down Payment It’s the big day. You’ve been saving up […]