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The Home Buying Process: What to do after you are approved

Last week, we started detailing the loan process. This week, we will get into more detail about what happens after you are approved. We will also discuss some common misconceptions of the home-buying process. We hope to educate future buyers on the process and ensure that the process is as easy and pain-free as possible. … Continued

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Breaking Down the Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be a daunting and overwhelming process. We recently sat down with one of our loan officers, Shanna Landin on our podcast series to discuss the entire loan process from start to finish. Who Should You Talk to First? Before you ever talk to a realtor, it is important to determine … Continued

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The Multiple Facets of Being a Landlord for an Investment Property

We have been discussing the ins and outs of investment properties this month and one of the biggest aspects that accompanies owning an investment property is the fact that you assume a new title: Landlord. While owning an investment property comes with many benefits, the biggest downside would have to be being a landlord. The … Continued

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Logistics of the USDA Home Loan

Last week, we discussed the USDA Loan or the Rural Development Loan as a loan option for homebuyers. This week, we want to go into some of the logistics of the USDA loan and what sets it apart from loans such as the VA loan or the FHA loan. Fees The USDA loan is a … Continued

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When Can You Use a USDA Loan to Purchase Your Home?

Over the last several months, we have been diving into detail on some of the loan options available for home buyers including the VA loan and the FHA loan. This month, we sat down with Kristy Noll, an underwriter with The Mortgage Company, to discuss another type of loan available, that most people may not … Continued

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Choosing the Right Roofing Company

On our most recent episode of The Mortgage Company’s Community Partner Podcast Series, we sat down with Levi Randall of Advanced Exteriors to discuss the importance of your roof. This week, we will dive into some tips on how to choose the right roofing company and what to look for or avoid. As with any … Continued

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When Should You Call A Professional To Look At Your Roof?

When it comes to owning a home, you inevitably have to deal with repairs to your home. One of the biggest assets when it comes to your home is the roof.  Your roof is a system, much like your HVAC system or your electrical system. It’s composed of different parts, materials, and components that together, … Continued

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Mythbusting the VA Loan: Is the Appraisal Process as AWFUL as everyone says?

We’ve been examining different types of mortgage options available to buyers, and most recently, we’ve been diving into the VA loan. This week, we want to discuss one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the VA loan. When it comes to mortgage options, the VA loan is probably the loan with the most misconceptions, which is … Continued

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Advantages of Using a VA Loan for Your Mortgage

We have recently been discussing the different types of mortgage options available for people looking to buy a home. There are many people who think they cannot afford to buy a home or are not eligible to do so, and that is certainly not the case — and we find this sentiment is common among … Continued