Insurance, in its many forms, can be quite difficult to understand. Here is a primer that will hopefully help first time home buyers make a better decision for their home insurance needs.
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When people search for a home mortgage with little to no down payment, they often neglect some other important items in the home buying process. Here are some common mistakes that can be avoided with a little work.
The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) is a tax credit that has been around for a number of years to help Wisconsin homeowners improve their ability to pay for their mortgage. Here are the basic guidelines of how the program works.
In the most basic of terms, VA Second-Tier Entitlement gives a qualified military person the ability to buy a home after a default or they can possibly have two VA mortgages out simultaneously. This may seem contrary to popular opinions on qualifying for a VA mortgage, but that is due to the lack of knowledge […]
Mortgage overlays are specific rules a lender follows ABOVE the published guidelines set by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and USDA.
Summer curb appeal tips broken down by US regions including Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Northwest. Plus tips from 14 professionals!
Getting a pre-qualification for a mortgage is a good idea if you are just looking and thinking about buying a home. Getting pre-approved for a loan is almost mandatory when you are serious about purchasing your home.
In order to help you get ready for the spring market, we have compiled various tips and checklists to get your home (or your client’s) in top shape. Our suggestions and actionable advice covers a range of topics.
Many misconceptions exist about the process of acquiring a jumbo mortgage loan. Thanks to the improving luxury housing market, jumbo loans have made a rebound. This article discusses the top 5 jumbo mortgage myths and why they are wrong.
The ULTIMATE Guide to Winter Curb Appeal ideas. Getting a home ready for sale is similar to picking out the right outfit for a vacation; you have to know the climate and the season. Tips and ideas that are great for summer are not quite as effective in the fall and winter. To help people out through the holidays and beyond we have combined a list of ideas and tips focused on listing a home during the winter.