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What Does A Mortgage Note Look Like?

What does a mortgage note look like? In today's video I explain what the main parts of a mortgage note are and give some tips to make sure you get the right mortgage!
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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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Cash to Close and Escrow 101 When Buying A Home

What is cash to close and what does it mean to you? Find out in this post by expert loan officer and home loan expert Stephanie Weeks, detailing what cash to close is and giving you the basics on escrows.
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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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Debt To Income Ratio For Mortgage

In this video I explain everything you need to know about the debt to income ratio when applying for a mortgage, including what DTI is, how to calculate it, and what qualifies as a good debt to income ratio for various mortgage types.
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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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How to Calculate PMI

If you want to know how to calculate PMI on a loan, there are a lot of variables to consider. In this video I explain everything you need to know to calculate mortgage insurance the right way, including:
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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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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 Refinance

Home Equity Line Of Credit Vs Home Equity Loan

Home Equity Line of Credit vs Home Equity Loan: Which is right for you?
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.
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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!
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Questions to ask Your Mortgage Lender

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

Refinance Home Mortgage Rates

A lot of factors go into determining YOUR mortgage refinance rate, which is why the record low rates being advertised today might NOT be what you qualify for.
First-Time Home Buyers

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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How to Get A Mortgage If You Are Self Employed

I made a YouTube video with tips for those who are self-employed wanting to buy or refinance a home. The paperwork might be different, but these tips will make sure you are ready for the mortgage or refinance process.
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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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How Time Affects Your Mortgage Rates: Home Loan Insights for Homebuyers

Time matters. When it comes to securing a good interest rate and closing on your home loan, time might even be the most important factor. Learn more and what you need to consider while attempting to close your upcoming home loan.
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How to Protect Yourself When Securing A Home Loan: Two Inconsistencies to Prepare For

Are you protected from overlooking important aspects of securing a home loan? Here’s how to tell and two inconsistencies to prepare for.
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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.

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