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Ready to Remodel: What You Need to Know
Ready to Remodel: What You Need to Know 1024 536 nathanburch

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,…

How a 20-year home mortgage can save you money
How a 20-year home mortgage can save you money 1024 536 nathanburch

The 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage dominates the housing market, particularly for first-time buyers who appreciate the ability to extend their home loan payments for the longest possible term. The second most common fixed-rate loan term…

Should You Refinance to a Shorter-Term Loan?
Should You Refinance to a Shorter-Term Loan? 1024 536 nathanburch

New homebuyers often choose to take out longer term mortgages such as a 30 year term mortgage on their new homes due to the security and peace of mind that a consistent monthly mortgage payment…

Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success! 1024 536 nathanburch

  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…

Paying Extra Toward Mortgage Principal Pays Off
Paying Extra Toward Mortgage Principal Pays Off 1024 536 nathanburch

Prepaying your mortgage: How reducing your loan principal can lead to big savings. When you prepay your mortgage, it means that you make extra payments on your principal loan balance. Paying additional principal on your…

What is mortgage insurance and how does it work?
What is mortgage insurance and how does it work? 1024 536 nathanburch

Mortgage insurance lowers the risk to the lender of making a loan to you, so you can qualify for a loan that you might not otherwise be able to get.  Typically, borrowers making a down…

Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends
Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends 1024 536 nathanburch

  One–third of Millennials had their best friends at heart — dogs, that is — when deciding to buy their first homes. According to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll, only wanting a bigger…

101% Financing, No Mortgage Insurance
101% Financing, No Mortgage Insurance 1024 536 nathanburch

101% Yours. Owning a home is the American Dream! Whether you are a first-time buyer or moving up, we’ve made it easier than ever to get into a new home…even helping with closing costs. We…

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval 1024 536 nathanburch

  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…

Home Equity: What It Is and Why It Matters
Home Equity: What It Is and Why It Matters 1024 536 nathanburch

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,…

Understanding Cash-Out Refinances
Understanding Cash-Out Refinances 1024 536 nathanburch

  If you’ve built up significant equity through your monthly payments and your home’s appreciation, a cash-out refinance may make sense to improve your general financial situation or the value of your home. With a…

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall
5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall 1024 536 nathanburch

  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…

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Nathan Burch

Principal
NMLS ID #: 231804

M: (703) 447-9898
O: (571) 830-2880

12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033