Mortgage & Home

Purchase or refinance confidently with this advice on mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Plus, we provide homeownership tips too.

2/4/21  Mortgage & Home
How does a HELOC work?

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) allows you to borrow from your home as a line of credit, similar to a credit card. Learn who can take advantage of a HELOC and if it’s right for you.

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1/1/21  Mortgage & Home
Real estate agents: What today’s low interest rates mean for your buyers

Mortgage interest rates continue to hover at historic lows, representing a potential opportunity for homebuyers.

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12/8/20  Mortgage & Home
Real estate agents: A game-changing year for home values—and the appraisal process

Here is what to expect during a COVID-era appraisal.

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12/1/20  Mortgage & Home
Real estate agents: How to help your clients chart a smooth course to closing

From understanding pre-approval to lining up documentation and mentally preparing for potential issues, following are key questions you can ask to help your clients on the path to a smooth closing.

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11/11/20  Mortgage & Home
Mortgage 101: Preapproved vs. prequalified

It’s easy to get confused about the difference between being prequalified for a mortgage and being preapproved for one. Get the scoop on what these terms mean and how the two processes differ.

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10/27/20  Mortgage & Home
Will a new credit card affect a mortgage application?

We break down how a new credit card application before you close on a home could affect your mortgage application.

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