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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

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

Understanding Mortgage Loan Origination Fees

Understanding Mortgage Loan Origination Fees

One of the things you’ll pay for when getting a mortgage loan is an origination fee. Here’s what you need to know about origination fees and why you pay them. What Is a Mortgage Loan Origination Fee? Origination means to create, so the loan or

May 30, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

How to Improve Your Credit to Get a Better Mortgage Deal

How to Improve Your Credit to Get a Better Mortgage Deal

In today’s rising interest rate climate, many potential homebuyers are looking for ways to save on a home purchase. One of the best proactive things you can do is to improve your credit score as much as possible before applying for a mortgage loan.

May 23, 2023 |

Do I Have to Pay Private Mortgage Insurance?

Do I Have to Pay Private Mortgage Insurance?

Lenders often require borrowers to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI) on top of their mortgage loan. PMI is a type of insurance that actually protects the lender, not the borrower, against default and loss. If the borrower contributes less than a 20

May 16, 2023 |

Is a Conforming Loan the Same as a Conventional Loan?

Is a Conforming Loan the Same as a Conventional Loan?

As you begin the mortgage process, you’ll have lots of terminology thrown at you that can be a little confusing. Two similar sounding terms that might have you perplexed are conforming and conventional loans. Are these the same thing? Here’s w

May 09, 2023 | Purchasing a Home