Tag Archives: buying a home

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

Part of Homebuying 101

You did it – you did your research, found a home you love and had your offer accepted! But there are still a number of stops left on your way to closing, including the home inspection. A home inspection can…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How to Buy a House With No Money Down in 2022

Part of Money Matters

Not parting with a chunk of change in the form of a down payment to buy a house — sounds like a dream, right? If you get the chance to put no money down for a home, you might feel…

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The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Some mortgage rates crept above 6% this week, as the market reacted to higher-than-expected inflation data and sought to price in anticipated rate hikes coming out of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

Buying a House in 2022: A Step-By-Step Guide

Part of Homebuying 101

We know that buying a home can seem like a daunting and emotional task. After all, you want to make sure every detail fits the bill: the neighborhood, commute and possibly school districts. You may even want to make sure…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How Long Does an Appraisal Take?

Part of Homebuying 101

You might think buying a home involves a lot of waiting. You may wait for pre-approval, the results of the home inspection, underwriting and more. As part of the homebuying process, you may also wait for the results of an…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

What is an Appraisal? Everything You Need to Know

Part of Homebuying 101

You may find it challenging to add “buying a home” to your to-do list — there’s a lot to think about, from juggling purchase prices to picking the right neighborhood for you.  We’ll help you streamline the process.  To start,…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

What is a PUD and How Does it Differ from Other Types of Housing?

Part of Homebuying 101

What is a PUD? At first glance, you know it has to be an acronym because “PUD” doesn’t give you a clear idea of any specific real estate term. “PUD” stands for “planned unit development.”  A planned unit development (PUD)…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How to Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

Part of Homebuying 101

House hunting may be one of the most enjoyable parts of buying a home. However, you might find that you have even more fun when you go the extra mile and get pre-approved for a mortgage first.  Getting a pre-approval…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment

Part of Homebuying 101

When shopping for your mortgage or refinancing your mortgage, one of your top-of-mind questions probably sounds a lot like: “What will my monthly mortgage payment be, and how will it fit into my budget?”  Your loan amount, principal, interest, term…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How Much House Can I Afford?

Part of Homebuying 101

When buying a home, one of your first thoughts probably turns to the following question: “How much house can I afford?”  You may wonder how large of a house you should and can purchase (especially when buying your first home)….

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...