Wondering how to shop for a mortgage without hurting your credit? It’s a valid concern, but don’t worry. From narrowing down your lending options to paying down your credit cards, we’ve rounded up some tips to help you protect your credit score while scoring the home of your dreams! Read more.
You’ve contracted on a new home and now it’s time to choose an insurance agent. After all, you’ll want to protect your investment in the event of theft or a natural disaster (e.g., flood, fire). Plus, most lenders require homeowners to maintain insurance as a condition of the loan. Following are some important questions to ask at an insurance agent interview to be sure you find an agent that’s right for you and your home. Read more.
Homeowners insurance (also known as hazard insurance or abbreviated as HOI) provides coverage for catastrophic events that may occur to your home. It covers the house, contents, personal liability and medical payments exposures. Most mortgage lenders require homeowners to maintain homeowners insurance as a loan condition. Read more.
If you shopped your mortgage options last year, you might want to check in with your loan officer. New loan limits took effect in January, so it’s possible you have more borrowing power at your disposal than what you estimated in 2021! Find out how much limits changed in your county.
Before you get too caught up in the excitement of researching neighborhoods, pinning down your wish list and clicking your way through your local MLS site, you might want to consider taking this simple, time-saving, disappointment-preventing step: pre-qualifying for a mortgage. In this article, we outline all the benefits of this important step.
The holidays are a tempting time to splurge, but if you’re planning on purchasing a home in the near future, keep a close eye on your bills. ‘Tis the season for holiday spending, but the five tips below will help keep your credit score in…