Three Financial Benefits of Being a First Time Homebuyer

Written by Jason Nelson on November 16, 2017
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Being a first time homebuyer can be quite advantageous!  The reasons compose a long list: from putting down familial roots to investing into a long-term asset. It is one of the most profitable actions of a homeowner’s financial future. First-time homebuyers are usually at the beginning steps of becoming financially established. With this thought in […]


The Mortgage Process: Setting Expectations

Written by Jason Nelson on October 30, 2017
Mortgage Process

For many first-time homebuyers, finding and buying a home is an exciting, though equally scary prospect. That’s because buying a home is often a step toward the unknown. As getting a mortgage is an essential part of buying a home, here is a succinct step-by-step guide to the mortgage process. Mortgage pre-approval Getting pre-approved for […]


3 Common Refinancing Myths That Could Be Costing You Money

Written by Jason Nelson on October 19, 2017
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Under the right circumstances, a mortgage refinance can be a wise financial move. However, many homeowners remain reticent when it comes to refinancing, and that’s mostly because of all the myths and misinformation out there surrounding this topic. To help borrowers take full advantage of what might be the last opportunity to refinance—at least for […]


How Long Is Mortgage Pre-Approval Good For?

Written by Jason Nelson on September 29, 2017
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Mortgage pre-approval is one of the most important steps in the home-buying process. Getting pre-approved before beginning to house hunt gives potential homebuyers several advantages that include finding out if they’re financially capable of purchasing a home, determining the price range of the homes they can afford, and putting them in a better negotiating position. […]


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

Written by Jason Nelson on September 18, 2017
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 “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 […]