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Your AirBnB Income Can Help You Refinance Your Mortgage

Your AirBnB Income Can Help You Refinance Your Mortgage

Did you know that your AirBnB rental income can help you qualify for a refinance loan? In the past using any rental revenue from your “primary residence” was not acceptable on mortgage applications. However, starting in 2018 mortgage government-sponsored

Apr 19, 2022 | Refinancing a Home

How to Make Your VA Loan Competitive in a Hot Market

How to Make Your VA Loan Competitive in a Hot Market

In the red hot housing market of the past few years, sellers usually have multiple offers, often getting more than their listing price. If you are using a VA loan to back your purchase you may worry that sellers might choose conventional-loan-backed offer

Apr 12, 2022 | VA Loans

What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

During the home buying process, you will encounter many unfamiliar terms, some of which may seem like the same thing. One such pair might be “sales price” and “appraised value.” They both refer to how much the house is worth, right? Actually, there is a d

Apr 06, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

The Value of a REALTOR When Buying or Selling

The Value of a REALTOR When Buying or Selling

Can you buy a home without a buyer’s agent? Of course, you can. Just like you can sell a home without a seller’s agent. Here’s the deal - the process/decision to not use a REALTOR tend to cost you time, energy, and, most of all, money! The perception - a

Mar 30, 2022 |

Can You Afford a Second Home?

Can You Afford a Second Home?

If you are looking to buy a vacation home in one of your favorite spots, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is “Can I afford to buy a second home?” The answer will depend on a variety of factors.While some buyers have the cash to buy a se

Mar 29, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Rate Buydowns

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Rate Buydowns

Naturally, having a good credit score and making a down payment of 20% or more can help you secure the best interest rate, but there’s something else you can do to lower that rate even further. It’s called a mortgage rate buydown.   What Is a Mortgage Rat

Mar 23, 2022 |