Home Equity vs. HELOC: What You Need to Know When Refinancing Your Mortgage

When you are looking to refinance your mortgage, you may be considering between a home equity refinance or a home equity line of credit (HELOC) refinance. Both offer pros and cons but ultimately, you will need to understand them both in detail to create a refi plan...

5 Home Buying Tips So You Don’t Waste Your Time & Everyone Else’s

The process of buying a house can be overwhelming to many. While you might start the process with your dream home in mind, the reality is that your dream house might be out of reach given your current financial situation. That doesn't mean you can't buy a home, just...

6 Strategies to Consider When Refinancing Your Mortgage

When it comes to refinancing, sometimes it's not just about getting a lower monthly payment. There are many strategies you should consider in order to maximize the value of your mortgage refinance. Refinancing Strategies Rid Mortgage Debt Quicker - When refinancing,...

The 5 Primary Types of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

You may need to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI) if you’re applying for a conventional loan. PMI allows you, the buyer, to put less than 20% down when purchasing a home. This policy is meant to protect the lender if the buyer stops making their loan payments....

What to Expect After You Make an Offer on a Home

So you've made an offer on a home you would like to buy. That means you've been preapproved for a mortgage, you've found your real estate agent and you have selected a mortgage company that you would like to work with - now what? From making an offer to closing on the...

6 Common Types of Mortgages & Home Loan Options

If you are thinking about buying a house, understanding the mortgage industry and the many types of “products” is extremely important. Since it is likely you will be paying long-term, you are going to want to pick the best mortgage that meets your budget and needs....

Inside Real Estate – Episode 108 – Christian Grothe, Max Broock Realtors

Christian Grothe of Max Broock Realtors joined us on this episode of Inside Real Estate. Christian talked about how some agents drop the ball and essentially set up the next agent for success, and more. Watch now!     Episode Highlight "I think what's so...

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Company For You

Picking the right mortgage company is imperative if you want to avoid headaches during the mortgage application and closing process. It’s not the best idea to simply go with the first one you see or the one with the biggest name. You should compare rates from several...

Inside Real Estate – Episode 107 – Nathan Nix, Omega Lending

It was great having US Marine Veteran and VA Loan Specialist, Nathan Nix, from Omega Lending on the show last week. Nathan explained the benefits of choosing a Veteran Loan Officer for a VA Loan. Watch now!  

8 Factors that Impact Home Values When Selling

Have you recently thought about selling your home? Want to know what gets factored into the price? The value of your home is impacted by many things. Pricing a home accurately is challenging. Effective home valuations will make your home selling process quicker and...
15-Year Mortgages – What You Need to Know

15-Year Mortgages – What You Need to Know

Did you know that many of the common mortgage loan options offer a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year one? Many homeowners feel obligated to commit to a 30-year relationship with their...

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7 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Help You

7 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Help You

We’re a mortgage broker, but our role in the home buying process puts us right in the middle of the home buyer and the real estate agent that serves them. This gives us a unique view of the entire...

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