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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 […]

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.  […]