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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

How to Put a Stop to Unsolicited Credit Offers

  • Mon, Mar 21, 2022
  • 4 min read

Last Updated: March 21, 2022 If your mailbox could talk, what would it say? “Hey Susan, here’s more coupons for your favorite Moose Tracks ice cream you can't get enough of, an overdue bill for your monthly $50 gym membership, and two new pre-approved loan offers from financial institutions you never requested.”

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My forbearance is ending. Now what?

  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021
  • 6 min read

It’s been a tough couple of years. And with incomes stretched tight, some homeowners may have entered a forbearance on their mortgages. This special agreement between lender and borrower gives homeowners a little breathing room, allowing them to delay or reduce mortgage payments to their lenders over a certain period of time. 

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Getting a Mortgage When You're Self-Employed: 5 Things You Should Know

  • Fri, May 7, 2021
  • 5 min read

It’s great to be your own boss! That is until you need to convince someone to give you a loan. But with a good plan and support from your loan officer, you’ll find that buying a home is one more American dream you can achieve.

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How to Build a Down Payment with Tax Returns and Stimulus Checks

  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021
  • 8 min read

Every once in a while, the stars align and things fall perfectly into place. That’s the case right now, with tax returns and stimulus checks coming in just in time for the spring home buying season! With a little planning, you can use this income to put together a down payment for your next home.

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How to Avoid Popular Mortgage Scam

  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
  • 3 min read

If you recently purchased or refinanced your current mortgage, you could be a target.

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Helping More Veterans Buy Homes

  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
  • 5 min read

(photo: Styron Batchelor, third from left; Loan Officer Mark Bynum, third from right; Loan Officer Assistant Jeff Jones, second from right)

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

  • Fri, Jan 24, 2020
  • 4 min read

Lace up your sneakers, you’re buying your first home!

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