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Can You Afford a Second Home?

Can You Afford a Second Home?

A recent study from the National Association Realtors found that American homeowners gained over $8.2 trillion dollars in housing wealth over the past decade. And with home prices and inflation skyrocketing, there has never been a better time to put your

May 03, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

What if Rates Rise while my House is Under Contract?

What if Rates Rise while my House is Under Contract?

With long-term mortgage interest rates starting to rise after years of staying near historic lows, there is a good chance rates could continue to climb during your home buying process. When you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you are often quoted a certa

Apr 26, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

How to Make Your VA Loan Competitive in a Hot Market

How to Make Your VA Loan Competitive in a Hot Market

In the red hot housing market of the past few years, sellers usually have multiple offers, often getting more than their listing price. If you are using a VA loan to back your purchase you may worry that sellers might choose conventional-loan-backed offer

Apr 12, 2022 | VA Loans

What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

During the home buying process, you will encounter many unfamiliar terms, some of which may seem like the same thing. One such pair might be “sales price” and “appraised value.” They both refer to how much the house is worth, right? Actually, there is a d

Apr 06, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Can You Afford a Second Home?

Can You Afford a Second Home?

If you are looking to buy a vacation home in one of your favorite spots, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is “Can I afford to buy a second home?” The answer will depend on a variety of factors.While some buyers have the cash to buy a se

Mar 29, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

What You Need to Know About FHA Loans in 2022

What You Need to Know About FHA Loans in 2022

It’s a new year and a new chance for many people to become homeowners. There are several mortgage products that are designed for first-time buyers; the FHA loan is especially helpful. Here’s what you need to know about them and the changes that have been

Mar 22, 2022 |