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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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By Kimberly Shane On December 4, 2018

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...


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With all the television shows on the home improvement channels that feature the flipped houses and fixer uppers, it has caused...


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It can be more difficult for self-employed borrowers to prove their income than those who are paid by their employer. When it...


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Many states recognize that it can be difficult in today’s economy to save for a down payment so to encourage their residents...


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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...


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