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How Do Interest Rates Affect My Purchase Power?
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Nothing affects a home’s affordability more than interest rates. After all, we live with the monthly payment, not the amount of the loan. The higher your mortgage rate is, the higher your monthly payments are going to be. Buying power, simply put, is the amount…

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Is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Necessary?
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Do you need a mortgage pre-approval letter to make an offer on a house? You know you need to get your ducks in a row before looking at homes, but does that include securing a pre-approval letter from a lender? The truth is, getting pre-approved…

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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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The Factors That Determine Your Mortgage Interest Rate
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When you take out a mortgage to buy a home, you pay interest over the years. So what determines that rate? Obviously, your credit history probably plays the biggest role, but there are other factors that go into it, too. Beyond your credit history, lenders…

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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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6 Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
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If you’re ready to sell your house, then it’s time to get to work! Putting your house on the market takes a lot more than just sticking a “For Sale” sign in the front yard and adding some photos on the internet. Before you go…

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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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New Mortgage Startup, Vellum Mortgage, Hires Top-Producing Originators
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 Centreville, VA. – Vellum Mortgage announced the hiring of Greg Kingsbury and the Kingsbury Mortgage Team, extending their reach into the Maryland market. This follows recent additions, Carlos Larrazabal and Shannon Leydig, to the start-up mortgage company’s growing sales…

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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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Grants & Down Payment Assistance Programs
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A 2017 Zillow survey of 10,000 American adults found that two-in-three people who were then renting identified saving for a down payment as their biggest obstacle to homeownership. If you want to become a homeowner, but you don’t have enough cash for a down payment,…

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