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Apples to Apples: First Steps to Take in Comparing Mortgages

There’s no getting around it: financing a home can be full of acronyms and jargon. So, how do you sift through all the language to understand your loan options? Your lender is an invaluable resources when you have questions about your mortgage application or loan. But to give you a head start, here is a primer on two facets of your potential new mortgage you’ll need to understand in order to...

Do’s and Don’ts When Applying for Your Mortgage

If you’ve just applied for a mortgage–or are getting ready to do so–you probably know what to do ahead of your application, to ensure your financial house is in order. But what about after you’ve submitted your application?  You may be surprised to learn there are some important do’s and don’ts for how you address your spending and income, even after you’ve made your mortgage...

Numbers Game: What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House in Today’s Real Estate Market?

When it comes to credit scores and applying for a home mortgage, your first thought may fall to whether or not you qualify. But, your credit score not only plays a critical role in your ability to qualify for a home loan, its influence continues when it comes to your down payment requirements, interest rates and other mortgage terms. Here’s what you need to know: Minimum score to qualify The four...

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