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Nathan Pierce

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Can I Refinance Without Closing Costs?

Mortgage refinance loans require fees and closing costs. Is there a way around those fees? Is it possible to refinance without paying closing costs? The answer is yes, although the rest of your loan will be affected. The typical fees associated with refinance loans include mortgage lender fees and third-party fees. Lenders fees consist of things like origination (Advanced Funding does not charge this fee), processing, and underwriting. Some no-cost refinance programs have the lender pay for all these fees but still require the borrower to pay for third-party costs. Those are made up of...

June 26th, 2019 | Saving Money, Refinance, Homeowner Tips, Can I Refinance Without Closing Costs?

Home Projects for the Family

Getting children involved in home projects can be a fun way to share time with your kids and still get the chores done. But how do you combine the two without pulling out your hair keeping kids from getting hurt or just making a mess? These home projects for the family offer kids a good time while also increasing the value of your home. Try a few of these and have some fun!   Painting Don’t throw in the drop-cloth before you even get started! Consider this – fresh paint ranks in the top three most important home improvements for 50% of real estate experts and ...

June 8th, 2019 | Family, Home Improvement, Homeowner Tips, Home Projects for the Family

How to Build Home Equity

While it is possible to get into homeownership with little upfront investment, there can be many benefits to building up equity in a property. Mortgage equity is the value of the homeowner’s stake in a home. It is basically how much the home is worth minus how much is still owed on the mortgage. Having plenty of equity helps protect against foreclosure in case of financial hardship, it makes it easier to sell or refinance your home when the time comes, and it can be a source of emergency funding. The good news is some of equity building happens without you having to lift a finger. If ...

April 24th, 2019 | Homeowner Tips, Saving Money, How to Build Home Equity

3 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Homier

Although buying a new house can be exciting, it can take some time for it to feel like home. Everywhere you look, you are met with little reminders that someone else occupied the home before you did. These tips can help you turn your new house into a home much faster.   Give the walls a fresh coat of paint Even if the paint is new, it can feel odd if you are living in a house with colors that you would not have chosen. The best time to paint is when you first buy the house. Putting off this task until you have moved in will require that you move or cover all of your furniture. ...

April 23rd, 2019 | Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Home Improvement, 3 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Homier

Adding a Patio: 4 Fun Ideas

Give your patio some color and zest this summer with these four fun ideas that everyone will love.   Add Colorful Hammocks Hammocks are a great way to relax, and they come in many different styles and sizes. Add a fun pop of color to your patio by hanging one or two hand-woven hammocks that have vividly colored fabric. Hammocks can be attached to existing poles, or they can be hung on a stand made of metal or wood.   Build a Pergola with Hand-Carved Posts Pergolas are a great way to bring shade to your patio. A pergola is built on a vertical post with a top made from so...

April 17th, 2019 | Lifestyle, Homeowner Tips, Home Improvement, Adding a Patio: 4 Fun Ideas

5 Things to Do After Your Mortgage Closes

After sitting down at the mortgage closing table to sign all the paperwork, you get the keys and can breathe a sigh of relief. But before you tuck all those mortgage papers away for good, there are at least five things you still need to do after closing to make sure everything is on track.   1. Figure Out the Date of the First Mortgage Payment Your mortgage broker or title company should have let you know this important fact before or at closing, but with so many papers and numbers being thrown at you, it might get missed. Your escrow account often requires enough money f...

March 13th, 2019 | Mortgage Basics, Homeowner Tips, 5 Things to Do After Your Mortgage Closes

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