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Not Ready to Buy a Home? You Should Still Talk to a Lender.
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If you’re a first-time home buyer, you might think you’re not ready to purchase a house. Perhaps you’re concerned about your job situation, your previous credit history, or your high monthly expenses. Whatever the circumstances,…

Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
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With these four tips in mind you will be better prepared to make a successful offer. Understand How Much You Can Afford While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances…

Home Equity: What It Is and Why It Matters
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It is often said that homeownership builds wealth. So, what is home equity, and how can it enhance your net worth? What is home equity? Home equity is the current market value of your home,…

New Mortgage Rules For Self-Employed Borrowers
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Being your own boss comes with a lot of perks. Easier mortgage approval may not be one of them. If you’re self-employed, you must meet different requirements than a salaried person to qualify for a…

Appraisal Methods
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When you’re buying a home using a mortgage, refinancing your existing mortgage or selling your home to anyone other than an all-cash buyer, the home appraisal is a key component of the transaction. Whether you’re…

Thinking About Buying a Home?
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. Avoid making changes to your financial story that could hurt you ability to…

Things to Remember
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The are many factors that can change your ability to qualify for a mortgage. It’s important to follow these guidelines until your loan is closed. Do Pay all your monthly bills on time Keep track…

5 Tips to Find More Clients
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Expand Your Contact Database Many loan officers and real estate agents always seem to struggle with finding the time and money to market effectively. Expanding a contact database beyond friends, family and close business acquaintances…

To Do After Closing On Your Home
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After you finish signing at the closing of your new home, you’re handed the keys and the house is officially yours! But, there some things you should do to make sure the transition from your…

Ready to Remodel: What You Need to Know
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Now is a Great Time: Interest Rates are Still Low Current interest rates are still low, so if you are thinking of remodeling, buying a new home or investment property or refinancing your current mortgage,…

4 Ways to Earn More Client Referrals
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What’s the first thing you do when you get a referral from a customer? Chances are, you’re so excited as you build your business that you fire off an email to the new lead hoping…

Personal Branding 101
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Developing a personal brand is similar to product branding. The overall goal with branding is to differentiate yourself (the product) in the market so you can attain your objectives, be those landing your dream job…

Let’s Get Started Financing Your Home

You’re so close to being a homeowner or refinancing to meet your financial goals.

Have Questions or Want to Discuss Your Options?

Eric J. Hopkins

SVP, Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 476365

M: (703) 380-4522
O: (571) 830-2821

5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 110
Centreville, VA 20120

Eric J. Hopkins

SVP, Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 476365

M: (703) 380-4522
O: (571) 830-2821

5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 110
Centreville, VA 20120