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Weighing the Options: Vacation Home or First Mortgage Payoff?

Weighing the Options: Vacation Home or First Mortgage Payoff?

Have you always wanted to buy a second home in your favorite vacation spot, but you’re not sure if it makes financial sense to take on a second mortgage before paying off your first? It can be a tricky question as it feels like a trade-off between g

Jun 20, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Buying a Short Sale: Everything You Need to Know

Buying a Short Sale: Everything You Need to Know

With the explosive home price growth of the last few years, many people have been priced out of the homebuying market. If you fall in this category, there may be some avenues you could still try to break into the homeownership scene. One of these is short

Jun 15, 2023 |

Making Sense of Today's Interest Rates

Making Sense of Today's Interest Rates

Mortgage interest rates have risen sharply in the past year, having bumped around the 3% -4% range for the last decade. After getting so accustomed to that range of rates, many borrowers are struggling with today’s level in the 6% span. However, his

Jun 13, 2023 | Interest Rates

Can My Lender Sell My Mortgage?

Can My Lender Sell My Mortgage?

After searching for the best mortgage lender, you might be surprised to get a letter soon after you close on your new home loan that states that your mortgage has been sold to a different company. You might wonder how that happened and if it is even allow

Jun 08, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Should I Consolidate My Debts with a Mortgage Refinance Loan?

Should I Consolidate My Debts with a Mortgage Refinance Loan?

In today’s world it can be easy to rack up lots of high interest debt: credit card bills, student loans, auto loans, etc. If you are a homeowner, you may be able to consolidate all that debt and make it easier to afford with a refinance loan. Here&r

Jun 06, 2023 | Refinancing a Home

When Is a Mortgage Prequalification Helpful?

When Is a Mortgage Prequalification Helpful?

If you are starting the homebuying process, you may have heard that you should get a mortgage pre-approval, not a prequalification. And yet, mortgage prequalification wouldn’t exist if they didn’t serve a purpose. They simply serve a different

Jun 01, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

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