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  • Tax calculations on your property
    How to Understand Your Property Tax Statement

    When shopping for a new home, it’s important to know that your property taxes can significantly impact the amount of your mortgage. Here are a few things you should know about taxes before you buy, as well as after you are settled into your new home.

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    Closing Costs vs. Non-Allowable Fees on a VA Loan

    Minimizing closing costs is one of the most significant benefits when using a VA home loan. That’s why the VA loan program includes non-allowable fees. Learn more about the charges you can avoid.

  • ARM loans for new home purchase
    Is an ARM the Right Option for Your Needs?

    ARMs can be used for home purchases or mortgage refinances, including cash-out refinances. They were designed to offer rates that fluctuate after a certain amount of time, creating significant upfront savings and smaller monthly payments.

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    Understanding Co-Borrowers vs. Co-Signers when Applying for a Mortgage

    Whether you’re short on funds or credit, or even a bit high when it comes to debt, that doesn’t mean owning a home is off the table. You have options. For example, you can jointly apply with another person, whether they choose to live with you or not. It’s called having a co-borrower or co-signer, and it can be the difference maker between mortgage approval and denial.

  • Blue home requires property deed
    Which Type of Real Estate Property Deed do I Need?

    When buying a home, you’ll need to ensure the property has title insurance coverage. Just don’t get too caught up in the excitement of homeownership that you forget to do your research on types of deeds and warranty options. Let’s take a look at what property deeds are, what options you have, and how you’re protected as a homeowner.

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