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Wondering How Much Mortgage You Can Afford? Here’s How to Calculate It


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Many people are aware of the financial commitment that is involved when investing in a home, but what that amounts to is different for every person. From what you can afford to what a lender will allow, there are plenty of details involved in determining the right home for you. If you’re not quite sure what the right price is, here’s how to approach home ownership and determine your debt-to-income. Continue reading

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Tips for Boosting Your FICO Credit Score


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There are a variety of factors that are involved in getting your mortgage approved, but few things will have more of an impact than your FICO score and the credit history that goes along with it. Instead of leaving your score up to chance when submitting your application, here are a few ways that you can boost your financial wellbeing and leave your credit score better off than it was before. Continue reading

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Understanding Mortgage Myths


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With the fluctuations in real estate and the increasing cost of home ownership, many people are entering the market with more trepidation these days. If you’re interested in purchasing a home but are unsure about whether it will get approved, here are a few myths you may want to dispel. Continue reading

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Planning to Get a Mortgage in 2017? Start Paying Other Debts Now


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Buying a home is an ideal investment for many people because not only is it a place that belongs to them, it can also be very beneficial financially. While you may be strongly considering buying a home for these reasons, it’s also important to be in good financial health so that your ideal home purchase is within reach. If you’re currently perusing the market for prospects, here are some reasons you should pay down debt before taking the leap into home ownership. Continue reading

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Will Missing Mortgage Payments Impact My FICO Score? Yes – and Here’s How


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If you’re like most homeowners, you probably believe that one missed mortgage payment won’t have a noticeable impact on your FICO score. People get behind now and then, and besides, you’ve been faithfully making payments on time for years. How bad could it be? Continue reading

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3 Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You’re a Self-Employed Entrepreneur


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If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, although there are some things you can do to improve your chances. Here are three tips for securing a mortgage if you are self-employed. Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Your Mortgage Pre-approval Interview


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So – you’ve completed an initial mortgage pre-qualification and now you’re ready to take the next step and meet with your lender or mortgage advisor for the pre-approval interview. Are you ready? Let’s take a quick look at a few questions you should know the answers to before you go in for a mortgage pre-approval. Continue reading

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Understanding the Difference Between a Mortgage Pre-qualification and a Pre-approval


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If you’re in the market for a new home and you’ve been researching mortgages, you’ve likely come across the terms “pre-qualification” and “pre-approval”. While these terms are self-explanatory in some circumstances, they are quite different in regards to mortgage financing. In today’s blog post we’ll explain the difference between a mortgage pre-qualification and a pre-approval. Continue reading

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