Mortgage Market

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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Mortgage Market 9 min read
Home Buyer Survival Guide: Buyer’s Market vs. Seller’s Market

When it comes to home buying, there’s no shortage of things to consider. You’ve got the neighborhood, the price range, and the home itself. Then, there’s choosing the right lender and real […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
A Brief History of Mortgage Etymology

We’ve got a thing for words (in case you couldn’t tell), so we thought we’d take a break from our usual mortgage content to touch on our shared love. Don’t worry, it’s […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
Five Steps to Sell: Your House Selling Checklist

Ready to sell? Keep this house selling checklist on hand. As you might imagine, selling a home isn’t exactly as easy as selling a car. In an ideal world, we’d exchange keys […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
Can You Defer Your Mortgage Under the New CARES Act Forbearance Terms?

If you struggle to make your mortgage payments, CARES Act forbearance options might be able to help. Sure, we’ve come a long way since March of 2020, but the pandemic’s long-lasting effects […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
What Is a Conventional Mortgage?

If you’ve started your home loan search, two mortgage types have probably risen to the top of your list: FHA loans and conventional loans. These are some of the most popular loans, […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: Understanding the Early Steps in Home Buying

You know those eye-catching envelopes that 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 […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
How Many Times Can You Use a VA Loan?

You’re a veteran who’s ready to take out a home loan and it’s not your first rodeo. Wait, are you allowed to use your VA loan for a second rodeo? The short […]

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