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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...


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Tags: homebuying, loan types, home buying,

Hearing that your loan has been cleared to close is that light at the end of the tunnel! There are so many factors that go...


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Tags: First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, home buyers,

Clear to Close… now what?

My boss recently tasked our team with creating Mortgage Comics. Yes, a newspaper style comic like...


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Tags: Home Buyer, home buying, closing,

By Morgan Saylor On January 3, 2017

The Closing Day Wait

The journey to closing a mortgage loan can vary greatly for everyone. Depending on your financial situation, your credit...


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Tags: Rates, Home Loans, DTI,

Although we’ve done a lot to de-mystify closing costs with our Understanding TRID guide, you may be curious about what to...


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Tags: homebuying, closing costs, closing,

By Morgan Saylor On May 13, 2016

Escrow 101

What is escrow? One of those interesting terms to cut your teeth on in the world of property acquisition – escrow is something...


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Tags: Mortgage, escrow, closing