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Will Getting a Mortgage Help My Credit Score?

Will Getting a Mortgage Help My Credit Score?

While buying a house, your credit score is very important to securing mortgage funding. But what about after you close on the sale? How will a home loan affect your credit? The good news is that in most cases, obtaining and paying a mortgage will actually

Aug 30, 2022 | Credit

On-Time Rent Payments Can Now Help You Qualify for a Home Loan

On-Time Rent Payments Can Now Help You Qualify for a Home Loan

One of the significant barriers to homeownership for first-time homebuyers is their limited credit background. It takes time to establish a full credit history, and only certain types of regular payments, like auto loans, student loans, and credit card pa

Aug 25, 2022 | Purchasing a Home First-time Homebuyers Credit

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Jumbo Loan Questions

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Jumbo Loan Questions

If you live in one of our nation’s pricier areas or if you want to buy a home significantly above the median price for your area, you’ll probably need a jumbo loan. If you’re not familiar with these types of mortgages, here are some of the frequently aske

Aug 23, 2022 | Purchasing a Home Loan Programs

Prepayment Penalties: Can I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Prepayment Penalties: Can I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

If you have recently bought a home, you may have heard your closing agent mention something about a prepayment penalty. This idea might have seemed strange. Why would there be a penalty for paying off your loan ahead of schedule? Here’s what you need to k

Aug 18, 2022 | Purchasing a Home Mortgage Basics

Your Mortgage Application Document Checklist

Your Mortgage Application Document Checklist

Once you find the perfect house and your offer is accepted, it is time to turn your attention to lining up the financing. If you’ve never applied for a mortgage loan before, or if it’s been many years since your last home purchase, the process of collecti

Aug 16, 2022 | Purchasing a Home First-time Homebuyers Mortgage Basics Preapproval

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Escrow Accounts

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Escrow Accounts

One of the new terms you’ll hear as a first-time home buyer is “escrow.” If you’re unfamiliar with this word, here’s everything you need to know about escrow accounts and how they work. A Definition An escrow account, also known as an impounds account, is

Aug 11, 2022 | Purchasing a Home First-time Homebuyers

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