Mortgage Advice & Articles

All Articles
  • Featured
    Don't Let Your Credit Score Shock You Come Closing
    Did you know your mortgage lender is likely to make at least two credit checks prior to your closing on a home purchase? Everyone knows about the first, which happens when you make your application: It...Read More
  • Featured
    How to Recover from a Foreclosure
    Can you recover from a foreclosure or short sale? When it happens to you, it can feel like the end of the world. But it certainly doesn't have to be. As the Facebook meme puts it, "The happiest people...Read More
  • Featured
    Loan Modification? No Problem – You Can Still Get a Mortgage
    The economic struggles of the recent past may have forced you to get a loan modification so you could stay in your home. At the time, the only thing you were concerned about was keeping your house and...Read More
  • Featured
    Mortgage Application Checklist – All the Documents You'll Need
    This mortgage application checklist lays out all the supporting documents you're likely to need to get your loan approved and closed. And that's important, because if you think boy scouts benefit from...Read More
  • Featured
    The True Cost of Purchasing a Home
    Buying a house is an exciting time. It often signifies the start of a new family or new chapter in life. It's not surprising that buying a home is often the largest investment many make as the average...Read More
  • Featured
    Is PMI Really That Bad?
    As with most any product, service or rule that exists primarily to protect lenders, private mortgage insurance, or PMI, gets a bad rap. PMI is a risk-management product that protects lenders against loss...Read More
  • Featured
    9 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling
    Your home has been on the market for a few months without any offers. What's up? Reasons your home isn't selling could be many. Making a few adjustments to your home helps show it to its best advantage....Read More
  • Featured
    3 Things You Should Do Before Applying for Your First Home Loan
    Buying your first house is such an exciting time. You've finally decided not to send a rent check to someone anymore, and you're now off on a journey to get something all your own. Sometimes getting...Read More
  • Featured
    Top 5 Mistakes Homebuyers are Making
    The mistakes homebuyers are making every day are usually minor, and rarely do lasting harm. But there are potential pitfalls that are more serious and could turn out be costly. Here's a heads-up that might...Read More