Mortgage Tips

Is Mortgage Insurance Required Regardless of Your Down Payment?

You know what mortgage insurance is, but what do you really know about it? Before finalizing your home loan or completing the pre-approval process, learn more about the requirements of home loan insurance.
Mortgage Tips

Getting A Mortgage With A New Job?

Are you considering getting a mortgage with a new job, but not sure if it will prevent you from being approved? In this video I talk about what your mortgage lender considers when you're buying a house with a new job, and give a few examples to help demonstrate!
First-Time Home Buyers

Understanding Mortgage Rates

In this video, I will break down what goes into determining a mortgage rate, what you can expect to see when shopping rates online, and how to know what you actually qualify for!
Mortgage Tips

Where To Get A Mortgage

Broker, Lender, or Bank? Stephanie Weeks breaks down the different types of lenders and the pros and cons of getting a mortgage loan from a mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or a bank.
Mortgage Refinance

Home Equity Line Of Credit Vs Home Equity Loan

Home Equity Line of Credit vs Home Equity Loan: Which is right for you?
Mortgage Refinance

HELOC vs Cash Out Refinance

When considering a HELOC vs cash out refi from your mortgage broker, first understand what a home equity line of credit and a cash out refinance are, then make a decision based on your specific circumstances.
First-Time Home Buyers

Preparing To Buy A House

When you are getting ready to buy a home there are a lot of expenses to consider in your budget beyond your monthly mortgage payment and down payment. In this video I cover a number of different expenses you should know about when getting ready to buy a home.
First-Time Home Buyers

Mortgage Credit Score

In this video I explain why that is, I talk about the different types of credit score (such as the fico score), and I explain what kind of credit score you need if you want to get the best mortgage rate and price.
Mortgage Tips

Mortgage Budget

When it comes to a mortgage budget, how do you know what's right for you? In this video I talk about all the things you should take into consideration when it comes to your mortgage budget and mortgage payments, including the best ways to prepare, what lenders look at when it comes to your mortgage budget, common expenses people forget, and a useful rule of thumb, among other things!
First-Time Home Buyers

Mortgage Underwriting Process

What exactly is mortgage underwriting, who does the underwriting process, why do they need so much information, and how can you influence the mortgage underwriter? Be the captain of your own ship and steer the mortgage seas by understanding everything you need to know about the mortgage underwriting process!

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