Blog Posts

Blog Posts

From legal matters to credit scores, we’ll help you navigate the world of mortgages one blog post at a time. If you’re more interested in learning about purchasing a home or refinancing, we have other posts for you!

Credit Score

8 Tips to Boost Your Credit Score

Staying on top of your credit puts you on the right track toward homeownership. Follow our tips to keep your credit score on the up and up.

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How Do Credit Scores Work?

What is credit? And why does it matter? Find out how credit scores came about, how they are calculated, and who calculates them.

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What Do Lenders Look at?

Often, consumers do not understand that there are several factors that lenders look at when you apply for a mortgage.

Costs and Taxes

That is the question?
Closing Costs 101 

Know exactly what to expect when it comes to closing costs in the homebuying process. Learn exactly what and how much they are to make the process easy.

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What Are ALL the Costs of Buying a Home?

No one tells you outright what to expect when it comes to the true costs of buying a home. Find out exactly what it costs to purchase a home.

California Property Transfer Tax 

Are you a first-time homebuyer or buying a new property? Our experts are here to help you learn more about California property transfer tax.

Florida Property Transfer Tax

Are you a first-time homebuyer or buying a new property? Our experts are here to help you learn more about Florida property transfer tax.

Logistics and Legal

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What is Title Insurance?

Title Insurance protects buyers from problems when transferring ownership between properties. It is required on all purchase and refinance transactions.

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The Big Encyclopedia of Home Insurance

Home insurance, while necessary, can be a tricky subject to grasp. Find out how coverage works and what different policies cover.

the big encyclopedia of home insurance
What Does A Home Inspector Do?

You’ve found your dream home and are finally ready to purchase it. Now it’s time to hire a home inspector to save you time and money.

Top Rankings

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Top 10 Books on Housing and Personal Finance

Dive into the intriguing, dangerous, and complicated world of finance with these top 10 books on housing and personal finance.

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Top 5 YouTube Channels on Finance 

Have you ever wanted to improve your finances, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Check out these Top 5 YouTube channels on finance.

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Top 10 TED Talks on Finance

Learn about finance in a way that is inspirational and motivational rather than taxing and overwhelming. Check out our top 10 TED talks here!

Miscellaneous

5 Home Improvements That Will Lower Your Energy Costs
5 Home Improvements That Will Lower Your Energy Costs

Lowering your energy costs is possible! We’ve put together a list of suggestions to help you prioritize your home improvements.

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What Makes an Eco-Friendly House?

Make your house more eco-friendly and save money at the same time! Check out this blog for tips on how to be a “green queen.”

History of mortgages
A Brief History of Mortgages

Here is a brief history of mortgages & how they have changed over time. If you are interested in learning more about us reach out today!

Why You Should Shop Around
Use an Algorithm and Leave Your “Gut” Out of It

Going with your gut only works in certain situations. When it comes to mortgages though, it’s important to be as rational as possible.