Mortgage Market

Mortgage Market 4 min read
VA Loans: Facts, Myths, and More You Should Know

VA loan fact: The benefits are tough to beat for qualified borrowers (what’s a qualified borrower? More on that later). Another VA loan fact? There’s a lot of not-so-factual information out there […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper? You Asked, We Answered

Home prices these days can be daunting. So, you may be asking yourself “Should I buy a fixer-upper?” to save more money upfront. But is it a good investment in the long […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
School District Impact on Property Values and Home Prices

Did you know? School district impact on property values can influence home prices and home buying trends. It’s back-to-school season and we can’t think of a better way to get into school […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Multiple Offers on a House? Here’s How to Choose the Best One

Buying a new home often involves selling your current one. And in this market, that likely means you’ll receive multiple offers from potential buyers. So, if you receive multiple offers on a […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: Which Is Better?

You know those eye-catching envelopes you find stuffed in your mailbox? The ones that claim you’ve been “pre-qualified” or “pre-approved” for a new credit card or car loan? If you’ve been shopping […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
7 Mortgage Facts Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Attention: Baby Boomers. Here are seven mortgage facts you may not have been aware of. If you’re a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), chances are you’ve gone through the home […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
How Do I Get a First-Time Home Buyer Grant?

Saving up for a down payment or closing costs can be a struggle, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. But, if you know where to look, there are plenty of grants […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
Top 12 Confusing Mortgage Terms, Explained

When you start your home loan search, there are a lot of mortgage terms to sort through. Get some clarity the easy way with our roundup of 12 confusing mortgage terms, explained. […]

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Mortgage Market 9 min read
Who Sets Mortgage Rates? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Sure, you can google, “who sets mortgage rates?” and, “why do mortgage interest rates change?” But, you’ll probably be a bit baffled by the results. Is it the Federal Reserve or the […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Low Appraisals/Appraisal Gaps: What You Should Know

So, you’re buying a house. You crunched the numbers and you’re ready to nail this purchase. There’s just one issue: the appraisal reflects a lower value than your offer. This is called […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Common Credit Challenges and What You Can Do About Them

Cultivating a healthy credit score is key to getting the mortgage rates you want, but we know that’s easier said than done. The good news is that while some credit challenges may […]

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Mortgage Market 8 min read
What Is the Difference Between FHA and Conventional Home Loans?

Looking for a home loan? Here’s a breakdown of two of the most popular mortgage programs. The time is right, and you’re ready to buy a house—the first step: Figuring out the […]

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