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Think You Should Borrow the Biggest Mortgage for Which You Qualify? Not So Fast.
December 25, 2017

The wisdom espoused by some real estate professionals (and occasionally by well-meaning friends and family) goes something like this: When buying a home, go ahead and spend every cent of what a  lender is willing to finance for your mortgage....

Can I Really Afford What My Pre-Approval Letter Says I Can Afford?
December 18, 2017

As a soon-to-be-homebuyer, you did the smart thing and got pre-approved for a mortgage. Now, you’ve now got a pre-approval letter in hand—and on that pre-approval letter, you’ve got an expected monthly mortgage payment amount and a maximum home price....

Four Things You’ll Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
December 11, 2017

Pre-approved borrowers rest a little easier than other wanna-be homeowners, knowing that they’ve already jumped through most of the hoops to qualify for a mortgage. Sellers are happier with pre-approved borrowers, too, because sellers can trust those buyers’ offers. As...

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage
November 27, 2017

If you’ve ever gone to the store without your wallet, you know how embarrassing and frustrating it can be to want to buy something and suddenly discover that you’re unable to pay for it. When you’re buying something as important...

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?
November 20, 2017

Most first time homebuyers don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars just sitting in their bank accounts. If you need financing to purchase a home, you’ll need to be able to show a seller definitive proof that you can actually secure...