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Category: Home Buying (58 Articles)

May 22, 2024 | 4 minute read

The Importance of Mortgage Pre-Approval in Today’s Market

During the home-buying process, you should find a property you like and then get a mortgage pre-approval, right? Not exactly. While both of those are important steps in your journey, getting pre-approved needs to be at the top of your homebuyer's to-do list, especially in the current ... More

April 5, 2024 | 3 minute read

Spring Is in the Air: Is the Housing Market Thawing?

Historically, the housing market typically slows to a crawl during the winter months — and this year’s winter season was especially slow. However, the spring home buying season is officially underway, and many are excited that this may mark a major rebound for the real estate industry ... More

March 15, 2024 | 4 minute read

If Mortgage Rates Are Dropping: Should Homebuyers Shop Now or Wait?

You may have heard that mortgage rates are dropping and thought, “This is the perfect time to start shopping for a home.” The question is, should you jump into action now or wait until spring is in full swing before resuming your search for a new house? More

March 8, 2024 | 4 minute read

A Boost in Homebuilder Sentiment as Mortgage Rates Trend Down

The housing market has been turbulent over the last few years, to say the least. Homebuilders were finally ramping up construction to keep up with surging demand. Then, mortgage rates shot into the stratosphere. As a result, many homebuilders pumped the brakes, which made the shortage worse. More

December 4, 2023 | 3 minute read

How Top Real Estate Agents Vet Loan Officers

Learn how top real estate agents find and vet the loan officers they recommend to their clients. Even if you’re not a real estate agent, you can learn from the pros what to look for in a mortgage loan officer as you secure the financing to buy your home ... More

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