Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the Difference?

Written by Jason Nelson on September 18, 2017
pre-approval vs pre-approved

 “Pre-qualification” and “pre-approval” are two words that many would-be homebuyers come across when they read about the home-buying process. To clear up the confusion and help would-be homebuyers determine whether a pre-qualification or a pre-approval best fits their specific situation, let’s look at the differences between these two terms and the advantages associated with getting […]


What Is a Conventional Loan?

Written by Jason Nelson on August 28, 2017
conventional loan

According to industry experts, a conventional loan or mortgage is any type of loan that’s not secured by a government agency, such as the FHA, FmHA and VA. But to provide a more comprehensive answer to the question, “What is a conventional loan?” it’s critical that we address a few more aspects relating to conventional […]


Things You Need To Know Before Shopping For a Mortgage in Jacksonville, FL

Written by Jason Nelson on August 23, 2017
mortgage tips

When purchasing a home in Jacksonville, FL, one of the first things potential homebuyers should do is get pre-approved for a mortgage. By getting pre-approved, buyers can find out the maximum amount they can borrow and demonstrate they’re serious about purchasing a home. To help make the mortgage approval process go as smooth as possible, […]


Ready to Move: Don’t Make These 3 Mover Mistakes

Written by Jason Nelson on July 31, 2017
Mover Mistakes

Packing up and moving isn’t something most people look forward to. Organizing boxes, carrying heavy furniture, and worrying about the weather, aren’t anyone’s favorite things to do. Moving doesn’t necessarily have to be something you dread though. Here are three common mistakes to avoid if you don’t want your move to be an unpleasant one; […]


Earnest Money Vs. Down Payment: Know The Difference

Written by Jason Nelson on July 5, 2017
Earnest Money vs Down Payment

Buying a home can be absolutely overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before. You may find yourself signing paperwork and writing checks without completely understanding what it’s all for. Because home buying is such a complex process, it’s important to do your best to know exactly what you’re committing yourself to every step of […]