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Will an Employment Gap Hurt My Chances for Mortgage Approval?

Will an Employment Gap Hurt My Chances for Mortgage Approval?

Employment history is a very important aspect of a mortgage application. Mortgage loans are usually for substantial sums of money and mortgage lenders want to reduce the risk that borrowers will default. One sign that a borrower will be consistent in maki

Mar 11, 2020 | Mortgage Basics

5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

Whether you want to save on interest payments, avoid debt in retirement or just feel the thrill of complete ownership, there are plenty of reasons to pay off your mortgage loan early. Yet because a house is typically the largest purchase most Americans ma

Mar 04, 2020 | Refinancing a Home Mortgage Basics

What Does it Take to Refinance a Jumbo Loan?

What Does it Take to Refinance a Jumbo Loan?

Mortgage interest rates have dropped significantly in the past year and everyone wants to take advantage of the savings. Those who have jumbo loans – mortgages with balances over the conforming loan limit of $510,400 in most areas, including Utah &n

Feb 26, 2020 | Refinancing a Home

Is Applying for Mortgage Online a Good Idea?

Is Applying for Mortgage Online a Good Idea?

You can do pretty much everything on the Internet today, including applying for mortgage financing. Just because something is digital, does that automatically mean it’s better? There are several factors to consider when deciding between applying onl

Feb 19, 2020 | Mortgage News

Should You Buy a Second Home as Your First Home?

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 al

Feb 12, 2020 | Home Buying or Selling First-time Homebuyers

Why NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Why NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Your mortgage payment is likely the biggest one you make each month. The thought of getting rid of that payment sooner and saving on some of the interest payments can be very attractive. However, there are plenty of trade-offs when you start diverting muc

Jan 29, 2020 | Lifestyle Homeowner Tips

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