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How Long Should You Keep Your Mortgage Papers?

How Long Should You Keep Your Mortgage Papers?

The time of year is often a time for decluttering and organizing the home for a fresh start. As you sort through your file cabinet and see how much room all your mortgage documents take up, you may wonder how long you need to hold on to all that paperwork

Feb 23, 2022 |

One Extra Mortgage Payment a Year Can Add Up to Big Savings

One Extra Mortgage Payment a Year Can Add Up to Big Savings

When you bought your home, you (hopefully) qualified for a mortgage that you could afford and if you stay on top of it monthly, you’ll own your home free and clear in 30 years (or less, depending on your loan terms.) Making extra payments may not even hav

Feb 16, 2022 | Refinancing a Home

Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Buying a home or refinancing usually involves taking out the biggest loan of your life. It's important to make sure you understand everything that goes into that mortgage and what will be required of you as a borrower. Here are the most essential question

Feb 10, 2022 | Mortgage Conventional Loans

5 Reasons You Might Want a Non-Conforming Mortgage Loan

5 Reasons You Might Want a Non-Conforming Mortgage Loan

When you apply for a home mortgage, lenders will check your credit score, income, assets, and debt. All of this will get factored into an algorithm to figure out if you are credit-worthy enough to be granted a loan. Most of the standards used by lenders a

Feb 02, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Creative Ways to Avoid Paying Closing Costs

Creative Ways to Avoid Paying Closing Costs

You finally saved up enough for a down payment and you can almost taste being a homeowner, but then you hear about closing costs. Coming up with a few extra thousand dollars sounds impossible. Before you give up on the dream of buying a home, here are a f

Jan 26, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Mortgage

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Mortgage

If you are hoping to buy a home in this climate, your first move should be to get a pre-approval letter from a mortgage lender. No buyer will take your offer seriously without accompanying proof of mortgage backing. Here are five questions to ask yourself

Jan 24, 2022 |