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Understanding Interest Rate Locks

Understanding Interest Rate Locks

Until the interest rate is locked, the credit you receive (or the price you pay) for an interest rate can change minute by minute. Once your interest rate is locked, as long as your loan closes within the allocated lock period, your interest rat

Oct 12, 2018 | Interest Rates Mortgage Basics

How to Qualify for a Mortgage When Your Income Isn’t Steady

How to Qualify for a Mortgage When Your Income Isn’t Steady

Mortgage brokers and lenders love to see borrowers with consistent, steady incomes. But not all borrowers have jobs that send a paycheck every two weeks. Of course, there are plenty of self-employed entrepreneurs, but there are also people who depend on t

Oct 10, 2018 | Home Buying or Selling

Mortgage Foreclosures Fall to 12-Year Low

As the unemployment rate has continued to improve, more Americans, including Utahns, have been able to keep up on their mortgage payments, pushing the national foreclosure rate to its lowest point since 2006. According to data from CoreLogic, foreclo

Oct 09, 2018 | Mortgage News

Mortgage Amortization: Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

Mortgage Amortization: Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

Mortgage amortization is intimidating-sounding (the word “amortization” literally means “to kill off”) that has to do with paying off your home loan. While it can be kind of tricky to understand exactly what amortiza

Oct 05, 2018 | Mortgage Basics

6 Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

6 Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance that most borrowers may be required to pay if they are not making a down payment of 20% or more. While you may think you understand the concept of insurance, if you have never bought a house before,

Oct 03, 2018 | Home Buying or Selling Mortgage Basics

Conforming vs Non-Conforming Mortgage Loans

Conforming vs Non-Conforming Mortgage Loans

There’s a lot of unfamiliar, and often confusing, vocabulary in the mortgage process, and it’s important to know your terminology. If you’re looking to buy or refinance a home, it’s important to understand mortgage terms that may be used. What’s the diff

Oct 01, 2018 | Conventional Loans

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