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How To Avoid Being House Poor

How To Avoid Being House Poor

Since buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments most people ever make, if you're are not careful, you can get in over your head. This can result in a status of being “house poor,” or spending way more on housing costs than you can afford.

Dec 20, 2022 | Refinancing a Home

How to Qualify for a Jumbo VA Loan

How to Qualify for a Jumbo VA Loan

If you are buying a home that is priced significantly above the region’s average, traditional loans may not be able to cover the size of your purchase. In this case you’ll need a jumbo loan. And if you’re a veteran or active-duty military member, there ar

Dec 15, 2022 | VA Loans

How to Buy a Home in Today’s High-Priced Market Without a Six-Figure Income

How to Buy a Home in Today’s High-Priced Market Without a Six-Figure Income

According to a recent report from Redfin, as of October 2022, in order to afford a “typical home” with the median monthly mortgage payment of $2,682, a buyer would need to earn at least $107,281 to be able to afford the loan. While prices may have slowed

Dec 13, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Understanding Non-Owner-Occupied Mortgages

Understanding Non-Owner-Occupied Mortgages

If you are venturing into the world of rental properties, it's time to learn the ins and outs of non-owner-occupied mortgages. This is a special type of home loan for a property you buy but do not intend to live in. There are a few differences you need to

Dec 08, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

The Ultimate Mortgage Pre-Approval Document Checklist

The Ultimate Mortgage Pre-Approval Document Checklist

If you’re ready to buy a home, before you even start going to see properties, it is a good idea to obtain a preapproval letter from your mortgage lender. Especially in a competitive housing market, sellers will take you more seriously if they see you alre

Dec 06, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

There are Lots of Reasons to Refinance Your Home

There are Lots of Reasons to Refinance Your Home

With interest rates doubling in the past year, you may think that it’s no longer a good time to refinance your mortgage. However, the truth is there may be some circumstances that make now a perfect time to switch into a new home loan. The best time to re

Dec 01, 2022 | Refinancing a Home