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10 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Tight Housing Market

  • Fri, Aug 20, 2021
  • 16 min read

No single strategy can guarantee success, but there are ways you can strengthen your offer and make it more attractive to sellers.

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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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Five Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

  • Fri, Mar 22, 2019
  • 8 min read

        You’re buying your first house! No more fighting over parking spaces, unexpected rent increases or putting up with noisy neighbors. If you’re planning to make a move this year, here are five tips that can set you on a path that leads to your very own front door.  

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My Bank Gave Me Mortgage Pre-Approval But Now I Need Renovations

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 4 min read

It happens a lot. We'll see a contact form from a potential borrower that tells us "ACME Bank gave me mortgage pre-approval. But the house I want needs work and they don't do renovation loans." Don't worry, your home buying process isn't completely off the rails. We can help.    

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I Am Pre-Approved for an FHA Loan But...

  • Wed, Dec 26, 2018
  • 5 min read

Here's a mortgage question we received recently: "We have been pre-qualified for a regular FHA loan but we'd like to get qualified for a 203K loan so that we can look at "fixers" that might be more in our budget. Can we do that?"

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