17

Aug
2016
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Home loans

What is an FHA loan?

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If you’re buying your first home, you’ve probably already heard that an FHA loan is THE loan for you. While it’s true that FHA-insured mortgages are an attractive option for many new buyers, it’s not the only option—and FHA loans are not just for first-time homebuyers! Check out our FHA FAQ below, then be sure …

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01

Jun
2016
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Insurance

Questions to ask when choosing an insurance agent

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You’ve contracted on a new home and now it’s time to choose an insurance agent. After all, you 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 …

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19

Apr
2016
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For buyers

The benefits of pre-qualifying for a mortgage

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If you’re about to begin your new home search, you may want to consider getting pre-qualified—or even pre-approved—for a home loan. Although pre-qualification isn’t a mandatory step on your journey to homeownership, it does offer several benefits. Following are just a few advantages of pre-qualifying for a mortgage before you begin your house hunt.   …

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05

Jan
2016
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For buyers

New year’s resolution: Saving for a down payment

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It’s a new year, and you know what that means. It time, once again, for resolutions. If you resolve to leave your landlord behind—or to move into a larger, more luxurious home—this year, you may have to provide a down payment of up to 20 percent of the home’s sale price, which can be challenging. …

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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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