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First Time Homebuyer

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 of all your bank deposits and statements Find and…

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Understand Your Loan Options
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Not all home loans are the same. Three key choices are the loan term, or length of the loan, the interest rate type and the loan type. Knowing what kind of loan is most appropriate for your situation prepares you for speaking to lenders. A…

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Top Tax Benefits of Owning a Home
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Owning a home will often be the most expensive and important purchase you will make in your life. To encourage home ownership, the IRS has provided several tax breaks for owning a home. Deductions lower your taxable income amount, and include things like mortgage interest,…

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Credit Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
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When applying for a mortgage loan, your credit will be one of the key factors in whether you’re approved, and it will help determine your interest rate and possibly the loan terms. It’s a good idea to check your credit before you begin the homebuying…

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Verified by Vellum, Your Client’s First Step
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A fully underwritten Verified Pre-Approval by Vellum streamlines the homebuying process and allows your clients to shop with confidence. We are excited to share in the homebuying experience. Gain Confidence & Feel Secure Be able to submit an offer with confidence knowing it provides proof…

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Moving Checklist & Planner
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Let’s face it, moving is stressful. Moving all your belongings from one place to another is hard, and so is relocating your life in general. But, let’s not forget that moving to a new place is an exciting time! We scoured the internet looking for…

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval
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Two often confused terms in the home buying process are a mortgage loan pre-qualification and a home loan pre-approval. Here’s what you really need to know about each one. Pre-Qualification A mortgage pre-qualification is simply an estimate of how much home you can afford and…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall
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Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall
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Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the…

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Why was I countered?
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As a homebuyer, if you make an offer below list price, the seller may choose to reject, accept or simply let the offer expire. If there are multiple offers, the listing agent will lay out the options for their client and then notify all buyers’…

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