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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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Closing Costs 101

 

Make the closing process as easy as possible. Know exactly what to expect when it comes to closing costs in the home buying process.

 

What Are All the Costs of Buying a Home?

 

There are many costs to becoming a homeowner beyond the listing price. Find out exactly what it costs to purchase a home.

 

Logistics and Legal

 

What is Title Insurance?

 

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

 

documents

Fast-Track Your Application By Gathering These Documents

 

Gathering all the required documents that you need to apply for a mortgage can be daunting. So, check out our easy checklist!

 

 

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.

Things That Are Helpful to Know Before Speaking With a Mortgage Broker

 

Before speaking with a mortgage broker, make sure you know what terms to use and what items to have on hand!

 

Clean Up Your Finances

 

Want to learn how to organize your important financial documents? Check out this blog to find out how to “spark joy” in your files.

 

 

Top Rankings

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

 

 

The 7 Best Apps for Managing Your Finances

 

With so many apps out there, it’s hard to know which ones are truly helpful. Simplify your life by checking out our list of the top 7 apps.

Miscellaneous

 

5 Home Improvements That 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.

 

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 more green.

 

 

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!

 

 

home inspector

Use an Algorithm and Leave Your “Gut” Out of It

 

When it comes to mortgages, it’s important to be as rational as possible. That’s why you should ignore your gut and put our algorithm to work.

 

How to Properly Invest in Property

 

Real estate can be one of the most lucrative investments you make! Capitalize on this opportunity and find out how to invest here!

 

It’s Not Always Black and White . . . Except When It is

 

Things aren’t always black and white, but when they are, it’s important to be clear about where you stand. Here’s where we stand on mortgages.