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

What You Need to Know When Buying a Home for the First Time

  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
  • 4 min read

First-time home buyers shouldn’t wait to get started on buying a home.  

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USDA Rural Development Loan vs FHA Loan

  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
  • 10 min read

Wanting to buy a home but afraid you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of student loan debt, poor credit or a dismal savings account?

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Four Resources to Help You Buy Your First Home

  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019
  • 5 min read

With the U.S. homeownership rate around 65 percent, statistics show that owning one’s own home is still an important milestone and a part of the American dream.* Whether it’s a cottage on the lake, a sprawling home in the suburbs, or a condo in the city, owning a home continues to be an enduring symbol of family, security and prosperity.

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Conventional Mortgage vs FHA Loan

  • Fri, Jan 11, 2019
  • 4 min read

  Buying a house can leave you feeling overwhelmed and under-informed.  Not only are you spending every waking hour searching for your perfect home,  you also have to think about how you're going to pay for it.  And when choosing a mortgage, it's important to find one that works with your budget now, and also 15- to 30-years down the road as well. Because the world of home financing can be a confusing one, let's take a look at two of the most popular loans in the housing market: Conventional and FHA.

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Mortgage Questions: Where Can My Down Payment Come From?

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 4 min read

Class is in session! It's time answer your mortgage questions. Questions about home loans can come from all kinds of home buyers. Whether it's your first home, or you're looking to upgrade as your family grows, the housing market can be daunting to even the most seasoned buyer. The housing bubble burst of 2007-2009 still has many folks a little gun shy. One mortgage question we hear from folks is "Where can my down payment come from?" 

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The Best Home Loan Should Not Put You in the Poor House

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 1 min read

You should not go broke buying a home. In fact, the best home loan should not put you in the poor house. The best home loan should also help you afford more than a shack.  

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7 Ways a Rural Development Mortgage Will Change Your World

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 2 min read

Since a rural development mortgage funds 100-percent of the appraised value of a home, a buyer doesn't have to have a down payment. Sounds pretty simple. There are several life-changing factors that could come with a mortgage loan like this. Think about what a zero-down payment mortgage would do for you!

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