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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Should You Buy a Second Home as Your First Home?

There is a new trend catching on among younger urban residents: renting in the city and buying a vacation home as their first house purchase. This unconventional approach to first-time homebuying is one way for these buyers to achieve homeownership and all its benefits when they are priced out of their own market. Real estate prices in most major U.S. cities are rising so high that it is virtually impossible for young professionals to start their home-owning journey within city limits. The creative solution of buying a vacation home while renting a primary residence in the city allows buyer...

February 12th, 2020 | Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, Should You Buy a Second Home as Your First Home?

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6 Homebuying Mistakes to Avoid

Forgoing an Agent Some homebuyers think they can navigate the buying waters alone, but as complex as the real estate market is today, that strategy is risky. One of your first steps should be to find a trusted real estate professional who will represent your interests. An agent’s experience can give you valuable insights into things like which neighborhoods are good and bad, or how to craft an attractive offer for sellers. Even if you are buying a new home from a builder, a real estate agent could help you make sure you are getting the best deal and terms.   Overlooking ...

November 6th, 2019 | First-time Homebuyers, Home Buying or Selling, Mortgage Basics, 6 Homebuying Mistakes to Avoid

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6 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

Home prices have been on the rise for a while now and news stories abound with first-time homeowners being priced out of the Utah housing market. Breaking into the housing market seems daunting today, some people may ask themselves if reaching for the goal of homeownership is truly worth it. The answer is yes! And here are the top 6 reasons why:   Pay Yourself, Not a Landlord One of the most frustrating parts of renting for many people is the feeling that they could be using their monthly rent costs to invest in their own place rather than giving it away to a landlord. When you b...

October 16th, 2019 | First-time Homebuyers, Home Buying or Selling, 6 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

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Can I Get a Mortgage Without a Credit Score?

You need a good credit score to get the best rates on mortgage loans. Less-than-perfect scores will mean higher interest rates and subprime credit scores will make borrowing money very expensive. But what if you have no credit score at all? Is it possible to get a mortgage without a credit score?   The Credit Score-free Population According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), there are approximately 26 million American adults without a credit history and another 19 million whose credit histories are too outdated or limited to be scored with the traditional methods b...

September 18th, 2019 | FHA Loans, Credit and Debt, First-time Homebuyers, Loan Programs, Can I Get a Mortgage Without a Credit Score?

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4 Loan Programs With Zero-Down Payment

Are there ways to get a mortgage loan without making a down payment? While the options are not as plentiful as they used to be, there are still at least four government-backed programs that allow borrowers to buy a home with no down payment. Over a decade ago, home prices were skyrocketing month-to-month, giving homebuyers “instant equity.” Mortgage lenders offered “zero-down” home loans to most of their customers, with confidence that those borrowers would soon own a significant stake in their homes. However, the housing market crashed, and home prices began plungin...

May 22nd, 2019 | VA Loans, FHA Loans, Conventional Loans, Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, 4 Loan Programs With Zero-Down Payment

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What to Expect When Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting time in your life, but it can also bring some worry. The process is overwhelming at times, so first-time homebuyers often don't know exactly what to expect. When analyzing the cost of a home, you may forget to incorporate some of the other costs that come with the process. One of these costs is a down payment, which is nearly always required on a mortgage loan. Although 20% is a common goal, many lenders permit you to put down less. Doing so may result in the payment of private mortgage insurance, which would add to your total monthly payment. Altho...

May 17th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, What to Expect When Buying Your First Home

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