Mortgage Application Tips

Mortgage Application Tips

Mortgage approval is a useful bargaining chip when you’re shopping for a new home. Sometimes, having a pre-approval letter in place can mean the difference between having your offer accepted or having the lender choose another buyer who does. It also helps you know...
Pre-Qualifying For A Loan Vs. Loan Pre-Approval

Pre-Qualifying For A Loan Vs. Loan Pre-Approval

Having your financing squared away when you start looking for a home puts you in a stronger position for negotiation. Still, many home buyers are confused by the terms pre-qualification and pre-approval. While the terms sound similar, they aren’t the same thing....
What to Expect at Closing

What to Expect at Closing

The last step for most homebuyers before they move into their new home is the mortgage closing. This is a meeting where the home’s buyer and seller sign the documentation necessary to close the mortgage and officially transfer ownership of the house to its new...
How to Determine the Value of Your Home

How to Determine the Value of Your Home

Whether you are buying a new home or selling your existing property, figuring out an accurate estimate for a home’s value is helpful. Home valuation can help with pricing a home for sale, getting financing on an existing property, or simply knowing what a home...