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How Your Mortgage Rate is Calculated (and What You Can Do About It)
January 17, 2021

How Your Mortgage Rate is Calculated (and What You Can Do About It)

Why Mortgage Rates Matter If you’re like most homebuyers, there are three mortgage factors that probably concern you most: the closing costs, the monthly payment, and the rate. The lower your mortgage...


What is a Commitment Letter?
May 13, 2021

What is a Commitment Letter?

What Does the Letter State? A commitment letter specifies the type of mortgage being obtained, the amount of money being borrowed, the terms or length of the repayment period, and the mortgage interes...


Mortgage Insurance
March 8, 2021

Mortgage Insurance

What is PMI? The idea of owning a home for the first time is an exhilarating prospect for many people. Factor in the excitement of having found a dream home or needing to make a move in a hurry for a...


What You Need to Know About the 20% Down Payment Myth
July 19, 2021

What You Need to Know About the 20% Down Payment Myth

How Low Can You Go? Once upon a time, saving for a 20% down payment was an expected part of buying a home. However, the introduction of the FHA mortgage in the 1930s did away with this hefty savings r...


15 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know
October 14, 2020

15 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

1. AmortizationAmortization describes the shrinking of your mortgage as you pay it off. With each mortgage payment you make, part of the repayment is applied towards reducing the principal, while a se...


Buying a House: Learn About What Goes Into Mortgage Payments
September 1, 2021

Buying a House: Learn About What Goes Into Mortgage Payments

Here’s How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment While there are many costs associated with owning a home, let’s start with what exactly makes up a large portion of the cost – your mortgage payment. A...


Cash Out Refinancing in 2022: The Definitive Guide
March 2, 2022

Cash Out Refinancing in 2022: The Definitive Guide

How a Cash-Out Refinance Works A cash-out refinance is a type of loan where a borrower “cashes in” their home equity for cash in hand. How does it work? When you take out a mortgage to buy your home, ...


FHA Refinance Guidelines in 2022
February 11, 2022

FHA Refinance Guidelines in 2022

The FHA also offers great refinancing options, whether you’re an existing FHA borrower or not. If you’re thinking about a refi, an FHA refinance might be right for you. Check out these FHA refinance o...