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Mortgage Cosigner

What is a mortgage cosigner and how does it work?
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Mortgage Timeline

In this video I explain the home buying process from start to finish, breaking down each step of the timeline for you to see how long it takes.
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Mortgage Appraisal

How is mortgage appraisal different from the estimated value from your realtor? What goes into a mortgage appraisal? How will it affect your loan approval process? Can the appraiser just really guess a number and just roll with it?
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Monthly Mortgage Payments and Incorrect Calculations

Do you know how much your estimated mortgage payment will be? This article details what all goes into your estimated monthly mortgage payment, and why internet-based calculations are often misleading.
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Home Mortgage Terms

Do you know the common mortgage terms? What length of mortgage will best suit your needs? Learn the basics in this overview of common home mortgage terms.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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What To Look For In A Mortgage Lender

Getting a good rate on your mortgage or refinance is important, but choosing the right lender when buying or refinancing a home also comes down to finding someone you're comfortable working with.
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Fixed Rate Mortgage vs Adjustable Rate Mortgage

What you need to know when buying or refinancing a home.
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Questions to ask Your Mortgage Lender

How to choose a mortgage lender you feel comfortable working with.
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Mortgage Terminology

Terms and phrases key to understanding the mortgage loan process. As a mortgage loan officer, sometimes it feels like I'm speaking another language to my clients, so I made this video with the most important mortgage terms to know if you're buying or refinancing a home.
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Mortgage Insurance: Explore Your PMI/MIP Home Loan Insurance Options

What do you know about mortgage insurance? Learn about your PMI/MIP options before making a potentially costly decision.
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Choose Your Lender Carefully: Questions to Expect from the Right Mortgage Loan Officer

Choosing the right lender is like interviewing a potential employee or going on a first date. Not only should you ask questions; you should expect the loan officer to ask questions as well. Here are the questions you should expect potential lenders to ask.
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Mortgage Loan Options: Get to Know Before Applying for Home Loan Financing

It’s hard to make the right decision when applying for a home loan if you don’t know what your options are. Here are your home loan options when buying a home.
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Mortgage Loans, Like Snowflakes, are Unique: Here is What You Need to Know

Despite common perception, mortgage loans are not uniform; they’re unique. This is important to understand when entering the home loan and financing process. Here’s what you need to know.
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Home Loan Success Requires Becoming a “Flexible” Buyer

Are you flexible? Flexibility is required in successfully navigating the home loan and approval process. Here’s how and why to become a flexible buyer.
Mortgage Peace

Introduction to Mortgage Peace and Discovering That You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

After a futile search for books to help my mortgage lending clients understand the process, I came up empty-handed. I realized it was my duty to write a book -- Mortgage Peace.
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Calculate Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Calculate Your Monthly Mortgage Payment: How to calculate an accurate monthly mortgage payment
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The Mortgage 10 Commandments

The 10 commandments of what to do and what not to do while in the mortgage process.

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