25

Aug
2015
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Home loans

A simplified guide to mortgage options

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Buying a home soon? Be sure to weigh your mortgage options. Click on each loan type in the chart to see if it might fit your situation. Remember, this is just a simplified starting point. Multiple loan options may be available to you. Your best resource for loan shopping is your loan officer.   Please …

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18

Aug
2015
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For buyers

New home vs. resale home: Maintenance edition

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When you think about buying a brand-new home, advantages such as choosing your neighborhood, floor plan, options and homesite probably spring to mind immediately. However, buying new over resale boasts another big benefit that many buyers often overlook: less home maintenance. Don’t have the time, inclination or funds to remodel or repair a resale home? …

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11

Aug
2015
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Home loans

What is a conventional loan?

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A conventional mortgage loan is one of a class of generic loans that can be originated by any lender, as opposed to loans guaranteed or issued by a government agency—like FHA, USDA or VA loans. Because more entities originate conventional loans, they can come in a variety of packages. Types of conventional mortgages Conforming May …

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31

Jul
2015
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Homeowner resources

Lunch box roundup

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School’s just around the corner, and it’s time, once again, to gather the gear your child(ren) will need for a fun and productive year. But we’re not here to talk paper, pencils and protractors. Today, we’re focusing exclusively on one of the season’s hottest educational accessories, arguably second only to the backpack: the lunch box. …

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