Home Buying Tips and Purchase Considerations

How technology improves your mortgage experience

How technology improves your mortgage experience

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2022
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Technology has transformed the way we buy and sell real estate — and for the better.  Not only has it made things easier, faster, and more efficient on the whole, but there are other major benefits too (including financial ones)…

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How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

By Aly Yale / June 15, 2022
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Life insurance doesn’t just give you and your family peace of mind in case tragedy strikes. It can also help you put down roots and buy that dream home, too. Do you already have a life insurance policy in place?…

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The Repercussions of a Mortgage Not Closing on Time

By Mary Mack / May 25, 2022
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You’ve worked hard for years, saved up the down payment, and have finally found your perfect dream home. And now that you have your offer accepted and are in escrow, you’re ready to sign on the dotted line and close…

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8 Thank You Notes to Show Your Agent Gratitude

8 Thank You Notes to Show Your Agent Gratitude

By Nathan Frontiero / May 11, 2022
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Real estate agents help us navigate huge life milestones and transitions. They help us buy our dream homes and put down roots. They find buyers for the homes we grew up in, and they secure the nest eggs that set…

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7 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

7 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

By Aly Yale / April 15, 2022
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In the wake of the pandemic, many Americans found themselves wanting to move — and often to more rural and remote parts of the country. For some, it was to avoid the high transmission rates of the big city, while…

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4 Steps That Can Help You Go from Renting to Owning a Home

4 Steps That Can Help You Go from Renting to Owning a Home

By Aly Yale / March 18, 2022
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Rents have risen significantly over the last year, and for many renters, it has them feeling trapped. They spend thousands on a property that’s not theirs — and as that property gets more expensive, they can save less and less…

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National Credit Education Month: 5 Tips on How to Build Your Credit Score From Scratch

National Credit Education Month: 5 Tips on How to Build Your Credit Score From Scratch

By Tara Mastroeni / March 2, 2022
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If you don’t have much experience with credit, the idea of learning how to build up a credit score from scratch can seem intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. By following a few simple tips, you can…

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A Dynamic Duo for Homebuyers: Approved to Move™ and Guaranteed On-Time Closing

A Dynamic Duo for Homebuyers: Approved to Move™ and Guaranteed On-Time Closing

By Aly Yale / February 9, 2022
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Today’s hot housing market is challenging for homebuyers. In most areas, bidding wars are the norm, and buyers are forced to waive inspections, increase their offers, and take other drastic steps just to get noticed.  This can sometimes mean exceeding…

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How to Get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan

By Tara Mastroeni / January 28, 2022
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If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to get pre-approved for a home loan. However, you may not know what a pre-approval is or how to get a letter of your own. In…

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What Is a Mortgage Loan?

What Is a Mortgage Loan?

By Aly Yale / January 21, 2022
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A mortgage is a type of loan used to purchase a home.  Since most homebuyers do not have hundreds of thousands in cash on hand, the majority of consumers use mortgage loans to purchase their properties. This allows them to…

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