What does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

What does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

Before you are allowed to sign on the dotted line for a mortgage loan, your lender will require you to have homeowners insurance. This type of insurance protects your property (and the things inside) against damage and loss. It basically provides enough c

Dec 01, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

What is a Mortgage Contingency?

What is a Mortgage Contingency?

When you find the right home to buy, you make an offer, put down a deposit once your offer is accepted and you sign a sales contract. Then you move on to inspections and financing. Pretty straightforward. But what if something goes wrong during the closin

Nov 10, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

How to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal

How to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal

After you’ve accepted an offer to sell your home, your property will be appraised to see if it's worth what the buyer is offering. This appraisal is crucial to making sure the sale goes through smoothly. If it comes in too low, the buyers might back out o

Nov 03, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

How to Get Past First-Time Home Buyer Anxiety

How to Get Past First-Time Home Buyer Anxiety

Buying a home is a major financial purchase. In fact, it is often the largest investment many people will make over the course of their lives. So, no pressure, right? The fact that it is a weighty decision with real consequences can cause a lot of anxiety

Oct 13, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

How Big Credit Card Purchases Can Hurt Your Mortgage Terms

How Big Credit Card Purchases Can Hurt Your Mortgage Terms

When you are trying to buy a house, it is important to protect your credit. That means being extra careful to make all your payments on time and not opening any new credit accounts or loans during the mortgage qualification process. Another very important

Jul 28, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

Should I Buy, Build, or Renovate as a First-Time Home Buyer?

Should I Buy, Build, or Renovate as a First-Time Home Buyer?

Today’s housing market faces the lowest level of inventory in over 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. That supply is even tighter among the entry-level properties, making it doubly difficult for first-time home buyers to get a fo

Jul 21, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

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