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June 13, 2023
How to Make Sure Your Credit Score Will Help and Not Hurt You When Buying a Home

Here are some of the best ways to improve your credit score: By following these tips, you can improve your credit score and get approved for loans and other forms of credit at better rates.

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June 6, 2023
What Impact Does the Fed Have on Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve (Fed) does not directly set mortgage rates, but it does indirectly affect them through its monetary policy decisions. The Fed's monetary policy decisions impact the amount of money in circulation, which in turn affects interest rates. When the Fed raises interest rates, it becomes more expensive for banks to borrow money, which […]

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May 30, 2023
10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is a big decision, and it can be even more daunting for first-time home buyers. But don't worry, we're here to help! Here are 10 tips to get you started:

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May 23, 2023
How the Debt Ceiling Talks Are Affecting Interest Rates

The United States is currently facing a debt ceiling crisis. The debt ceiling is the maximum amount of money that the federal government is allowed to borrow. The current debt ceiling is $31.4 trillion, and the government is expected to reach that limit in June of 2023. If the debt ceiling is not raised, the […]

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May 16, 2023
Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMs) Explained

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of home loan with an interest rate that can change over time. The interest rate on an ARM is usually fixed for a certain period of time, called the introductory period, and then it can adjust up or down periodically, based on an index rate. ARMs typically have […]

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May 9, 2023
Rate Buydown Programs... Are They a Good Idea?

A rate buydown is a mortgage financing technique that lowers the interest rate on a mortgage for a specified period of time. The buyer or seller of the home can pay for a rate buydown. The seller may offer a rate buydown as an incentive to attract buyers, while the buyer may pay for a […]

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May 2, 2023
What is my Purchasing Power? How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio for a Mortgage

Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is one of the most important factors lenders consider when you apply for a mortgage. It is a measure of your ability to afford monthly debt payments, including your mortgage, as a percentage of your gross monthly income. A lower DTI ratio generally means you are a more attractive borrower and […]

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April 25, 2023
What are the Costs Involved with Buying a Home and What Will I Be Paying After the Purchase?

There are many different payments that you may be responsible for when buying a house. Some of the most common payments include: In addition to these payments, you may also be responsible for other costs associated with homeownership, such as maintenance and repairs. It is important to factor in these costs when budgeting for your […]

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