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Education on all things homeownership

Conforming vs. Nonconforming Loans

September 24, 2020
When financing your new home, there are just a few things you need to know about the types of loans you might be...
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What is a Jumbo Loan?

June 23, 2020
A Jumbo loan is a home loan for those who have higher lending needs than conforming conventional loan types can meet.

What is a Rate Buydown?

April 01, 2020
What are mortgage points and how do they work? Simply put, a mortgage rate buydown is when a borrower...

Mortgage Rates, Explained

March 23, 2020
The US is experiencing wild day-to-day fluctuations in financial markets. Headlines include massive federal stimulus...
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The Coronavirus & Your Finances

March 17, 2020
 This has been a period of uncertainty for all of us, but you can be assured that our dedication to you remains...

Tax Incentives for Homeowners*

February 06, 2020
The dream of homeownership comes with many financial incentives. These financial perks extend beyond the more...

Homebuying Hurdle: Debt

December 18, 2019
Many believe that their amount of debt will be an instant hurdle when qualifying for a home loan. This is not always...

12 Days of Savings

December 02, 2019
From family meals, travel, gifts, and social outings, the holidays are one of the most expensive times of the year....