First-Time Buyers

Money Management 5 min read
5 Ways to Make Homeownership Affordable for You

Find out just how affordable homeownership can be with these five tips. Tis the season of savings—or so they say. While it’s true that some of the best retail deals of the […]

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Purchase 7 min read
Questions Every Borrower Should Ask When Qualifying for a Mortgage

When you’re qualifying for a mortgage, everything seems important. How do you know what’s worth your time and attention? You’re in luck, because we’ve got answers to some of the most important […]

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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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Purchase 5 min read
How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?

What is “DTI” and how does it influence how big my mortgage can be? We’ve all done a bit of hypothetical house hunting before, right? You’re up late. You’re curious. You want […]

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Purchase 5 min read
When Are You Ready to Buy a House? 5 Signs to Look For

Looking for a sign that it’s time to become a homeowner? We’ve got five for you right here. Everyone’s journey is different, but if you can relate to these milestones, it could […]

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Purchase 6 min read
Do Student Loans Affect Buying a House?

Do you hear that? It’s homeownership… calling your name. You’re sick of that growing rent payment. And maybe you’re thinking of adding some tiny humans to the mix, or your fur babies […]

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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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Purchase 9 min read
10 Things No One Told You About Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can come with its own set of surprises. This should help you be prepared for them. Buying your first home is an exciting time. And there are so […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent?

Whether it’s your first time buying or selling a house or you’ve been around the block before, the right real estate agent can make all the difference. But how do you know […]

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Purchase 5 min read
Tax Benefits of Buying a House in December

The weather’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the holiday season is in full swing. While there are plenty of reasons to get in the spirit, it may surprise you […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What is PMI?

With so many acronyms in the mortgage world, it can be hard to keep track of what’s what—and which ones you actually need to know. Take it from us, PMI is definitely […]

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Purchase 7 min read
Wondering What to Look For in a Mortgage Lender? We’ve Got the Answers.

Worried about what it takes to buy a home? Overwhelmed by the number of lenders out there? Good news: If you’ve ever purchased a car, you’ve probably got a good idea of […]

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