Tag Archives: Pre-Approval

Homebuying 101 on November 5, 2018

Act Fast: Interest Rates Are Going Up!

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates three times in 2018, and they’re not finished: another hike is expected before the end of the year. If that’s not bad enough, most financial analysts agree that we can look forward to…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on August 23, 2018

8 Things You Should Know About Making an Offer on a Home

It’s one thing to idly scroll through online house listings, or cruise your local open houses on the weekends. It’s something else entirely to make a real offer to buy a home. Making an offer on a home is serious…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on July 2, 2018

What is the Morty Pre-Approval? How is it Different?

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

A mortgage pre-approval letter in-hand takes the stress out of house hunting. Instead of wasting your time looking at homes out of your price range—or worrying about whether you qualify for a mortgage at all—being pre-approved for a mortgage means you can conduct…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on January 8, 2018

Here’s What’s Wrong with Mortgage Pre-Approvals

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

In 2018, mortgage pre-approvals are absolutely essential to the home buying process. Some real estate professionals won’t work with borrowers who haven’t been pre-approved for a mortgage. Sellers rely on pre-approval letters to help determine whether a potential buyer can…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on December 25, 2017

Does Bigger = Better When it Comes to Borrowing Your Mortgage?

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

The wisdom espoused by some real estate professionals (and occasionally by well-meaning friends and family) goes something like this: When buying a home, go ahead and spend every cent of what a lender is willing to finance for your mortgage. Homes…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on December 18, 2017

Can I Really Afford What My Pre-Approval Letter Says I Can Afford?

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

As a soon-to-be-homebuyer, you did the smart thing and got pre-approved for a mortgage. Now, you’ve now got a pre-approval letter in hand. And on that pre-approval letter, you’ve got an expected monthly mortgage payment amount, and a maximum home…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on December 11, 2017

Four Things You’ll Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

Pre-approved borrowers rest a little easier than other wanna-be homeowners, knowing that they’ve already jumped through most of the hoops to qualify for a mortgage. Sellers are happier with pre-approved borrowers, too, because sellers can trust those buyers’ offers. As…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on December 4, 2017

When Should a Homebuyer Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

As a first-time homeowner, you may not know is exactly when in the home buying process you should tackle the mortgage question. Too many homebuyers wait to worry about home financing until they’re knee-deep in negotiations on their dream home….

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...

Homebuying 101 on November 27, 2017

4 Reasons You Should Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

Ever gone to the store without your wallet? Then you know how embarrassing and frustrating it can be to want to buy something and suddenly discover that you’re unable to pay for it. When you’re buying something as important as…

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4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore
March 18, 2019

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real...