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How to prequalify for a mortgage
Prequalifying can save every homebuyer a lot of time and show a seller you're in a financial position to purchase a home.
What percentage of your income should go towards your mortgage
This handy guide will help you decide exactly how much of your salary you should be spending on mortgage payments every month.
How to qualify for a jumbo mortgage loan
To get a jumbo loan, you need to meet certain requirements and provide proof. Find out if you qualify for a jumbo mortgage.
What does “close of escrow” mean?
Close of escrow is the final step before the house becomes yours. Understand the escrow closing process: how long it lasts, the parties involved, and the costs.
Mortgage broker vs. loan officer: What’s the difference?
Deciding whether you should use a mortgage broker vs. loan officer for your mortgage needs? There are a few factors to consider before making your choice.
How to make your home pet safe
Thinking of getting a furry friend? Learn how to make your home pet safe to protect both your property and your animals.
What to consider before moving to a new city
Moving to a new city is an exciting time, but there’s also a lot to consider. We prepared this guide to help make moving to a new city a breeze.
What does a mortgage loan originator do?
Whether you're looking to buy a new home or refinance your current one, it's helpful to know what a mortgage originator does and how they can help you.
What is a mortgage recast?
A mortgage recast could reduce your monthly mortgage payments. Here's how they work.
What is homeowners insurance?
Homeowners insurance is a must if you need a mortgage. Learn why you need it and what it covers.
How does escrow work with a mortgage
Learn how escrow works with a mortgage and when and why you would need a mortgage escrow account or impound account.
How to read a closing disclosure
Before the final agreement on your mortgage, you are given a closing disclosure outlining the details. Learn what a closing disclosure is and how to read it.