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Ask a Mortgage Banker: Why does it take so long to close?

From the time you start an application to the time you arrive at the closing table—it can take 30, 60, 90 days or more but why does it take so long? Heck, you can get a car financed in an hour!...

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Stockton Welcomes Sarah Solheim

The Stockton Mortgage Team has expanded with the addition of Sarah Solheim, Frankfort’s latest mortgage banker! As a Frankfort, KY native, Sarah, is eager to assist those in their homebuying...

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Home Improvements to Make Your Pet Happy

It’s only natural to want to make everyone under your roof as comfortable as possible; this doesn’t apply only to those family members with two legs. You know that your love for your pets is...

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Free Mortgage Calculator

Using a mortgage calculator prior to obtaining a mortgage or starting a home search is a great idea! A good calculator can assist you in finding a home price you can afford. Just as you wouldn’t...

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Ask a Mortgage Banker: What Kind Of Mortgage Is Best For A Fixer Upper?

With all the television shows on the home improvement channels that feature the flipped houses and fixer uppers, it has caused many of us to have dreams of taking an outdated or dilapidated house...

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Mortgages for the Self Employed

It can be more difficult for self-employed borrowers to prove their income than those who are paid by their employer. When it comes to qualifying a self-employed borrower, lenders needed a...

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Selling a Home with a Pet

Almost everyone loves pets! We love to watch movies about pets, we love to post pictures of our pets to social media, and we love to talk about the funny things they do. So, why wouldn’t a...

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Mortgage Down Payment Assistance

Many states recognize that it can be difficult in today’s economy to save for a down payment so to encourage their residents to move towards home ownership, they offer down payment assistance...

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Ask a Mortgage Banker: What Is a Refinance?

A refinance replaces your current loan with a new loan; that new loan pays off the debt of the old loan. So, you are trading your loan in for one with better terms. For example, if there is...

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Mortgage Down Payment Amounts; How Much is Enough?

If you were to ask the question, “how much should I save for a down payment?”, you will likely get a range of answers. Some may say, “20%” while others say, “you shouldn’t need much” but the real...

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