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Mortgage Cosigner

What is a mortgage cosigner and how does it work?
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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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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.
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 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

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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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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Fixed Rate Mortgage vs Adjustable Rate Mortgage

What you need to know when buying or refinancing a home.
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.
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Mortgage Forbearance: Cares Act [Mortgage Stimulus Program] Video

Here are my five pieces of information for anyone considering mortgage forbearance due to the Coronavirus.
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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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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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Not Your Neighbor’s Mortgage: What Separates You from the Mortgage Rate You Want

Don’t be left wondering why your neighbor has a better home loan rate than you. Learn why and make changes to secure the best possible home loan.
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Mortgage Pitfalls: Explaining Why Published and Advertised Home Loan Rates aren’t Always What You Get

Pitfalls can stall or completely squash your quest to secure the home loan you need. Here’s what you need to know about advertised rates.
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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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