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10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Prepare Your Finances for Homeownership The cost of homeownership involves more than a monthly mortgage payment. Homeowner’s Association fees, home repairs, and routine maintenance are all annual expenses that you need to account for when determining if you can afford...

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Purchasing a home for the first time can be exciting. But the process of buying can sometimes be hard to navigate. There are quite a few steps from where you are now to the moment you’re moving in, but fear not, we’ve prepared our top tips to get you home as soon as...

Tips & Tricks When Moving With a Pet

Tips & Tricks When Moving With a Pet

Whether you’ve just found your dream home or are temporarily moving to a new house, it’s important to take precautions when moving with pets to ensure they are safe and happy at the new home. Moving is stressful and can sometimes be a challenge with animals involved,...

VA Loan Eligibility

VA Loan Eligibility

A VA loan is an earned benefit that allows eligible veterans, service members, and surviving spouses to qualify for a low-cost mortgage when looking to purchase or refinance, even with imperfect credit. Although lenders set their own standards for certain aspects of...

5 Ways to Revamp Your Credit Score in 2022

5 Ways to Revamp Your Credit Score in 2022

It is never too late or too early to improve your credit score. Whether you have a poor credit score, a good credit score, or little to no credit history, you can only benefit from monitoring, maintaining, and taking steps to improve your credit score. And with the...

How Debt-to-Income (DTI) Impacts Your Mortgage

How Debt-to-Income (DTI) Impacts Your Mortgage

Have you ever heard someone say you should only spend 36% or less of your income on bills? The concept they are referring to is that of debt-to-income, or DTI.  Debt-to-income divides the total of all monthly debt payments by your gross monthly income, giving you a...

Credit Score 101: Hard Pulls vs. Soft Pulls

Credit Score 101: Hard Pulls vs. Soft Pulls

CREDIT 101: HARD PULLS vs. SOFT PULLS Financial | Credit 101 | 5 minSummary: Today we're going to talk about credit pulls. Lenders will pull your credit score to determine your eligibility. But what's the difference between a hard pull and a soft pull? What effect do...

What is the VA Appraisal?

What is the VA Appraisal?

What is the VA Appraisal? Home Ownership | House hunting | 8 minSummary: In this article, we are going to go over the VA appraisal. We'll talk about what things the appraisal process looks like, what it looks for, and what options you have if it doesn't go as well as...

Comparison: the VA Appraisal & a Home Inspection

Comparison: the VA Appraisal & a Home Inspection

THE VA APPRAISAL AND HOME INSPECTION Home Ownership | House hunting | 8 minSummary: Home inspections and the VA appraisal are two important parts of the home buying process. But don't confuse the two - they aren't the same. In fact, while they may seem similar, there...

17 Popular Home Styles on the Market Today

17 Popular Home Styles on the Market Today

17 POPULAR HOME STYLES ON THE MARKET TODAY Home Ownership | In Design | 10 minSummary: We're going to highlight 17 popular home styles that you'll find across the U.S. We'll show you some pictures and talk about which features make them unique, too. Knowing the...

Mental Health Resources for Veterans

Mental Health Resources for Veterans

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR VETERANS Military & Vets | ResourcesMental health is an important aspect in the lives of our Veterans and we want to do our part. We've put together a list of mental health resources for Veterans and caretakers in case they need help....

Resources for Veterans and Caretakers

Resources for Veterans and Caretakers

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND CARETAKERS Military & Vets | ResourcesWe've compiled a thorough list of resources available for Veterans, service members, and caregivers. There is a wide array of resources available, and we'll keep updating this list as we discover...

What is a VA Home Loan?

What is a VA Home Loan?

WHAT IS A VA HOME LOAN? The VA Home Loan | Home Loan 101 | 7 minSummary: In this article we are going to discuss some of the defining benefits of the VA Home Loan. We'll also explore some of the eligibility rules and limitations. Lastly, we'll go over the different...

Am I Eligible for a VA Home Loan?

Am I Eligible for a VA Home Loan?

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE VA HOME LOAN? The VA Home Loan | Home Loan 101 | 5 minSummary: In this article, we are going to go over the basic eligibility requirements for a VA Home Loan. The branch or department you served in, the length of your service, and the status of...