Posted by Mikayla Zimmerman on February 13, 2019 in
When you’re ready to shop for a new home, securing a mortgage is often a primary piece of the puzzle. To do that, you’ll want to have a handle on your credit score. Your credit score can determine not only whether you are able to get approved for a mortgage loan, but also potentially the limit of that loan and what your interest rate will be. Have a lagging credit score, and you could wind up paying more for the same money as someone down the street with a sterling score.
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Which mortgage is right for you? Here are some options.
When you’re ready to buy a new home, it’s natural to want to focus on finding the ideal place to hang your hat. But before you start attending open houses and walking through potential properties, you’ll want to give some thought to the type of mortgage that’s right for you.
Selecting the right mortgage can save you money
Just as no house is the same as the next one, no buyer is the same as the next. So it stands to ... read more
Posted by Anna Jotham on March 08, 2018 in
In your heart, you’re ready to buy a house. Maybe you scan the listings every week, to see what pops up in your favorite ‘hoods. Maybe you attend open houses, just to get ideas. And chances are your Pinterest board is full of pins related to home design and DIY inspiration.
Every single part of you feels ready to buy a house—that is, except your savings account.
Dreaming about homeownership is natural, and often comes easily. Saving for a down payment, not so much. Knowing that for t... read more
Posted by Anna Jotham on January 03, 2018 in
We just found out we’re expecting a baby this summer and we’d really like to buy a home before she’s here. Where do we start?
Congratulations! This is an exciting time full of anticipation. You have some planning to do.
Determine how much you can afford.
Start by taking inventory of your financial situation. Can you show that your employment situation is stable? Is your debt-to-income ratio reasonable? How much home you can afford?
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When you have a blog, you try to write about the topics that people appear to be most interested in. Those interests evolve over time, but some things seem to be evergreen, and they’re not always the topics one might expect.
As we look back on the ten years since we formed Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS, one thing we’ve learned is that when it comes to predicting what will interest people most is to expect the unexpected. The good news is it looks like we have a little something for ev... read more