Mortgage

Buying a home? Think about these mortgage lending tax strategies

Have you ever thought about how your tax planning might positively or negatively impact your next mortgage? You might be surprised to learn that aligning your tax prep with your mortgage process could benefit you in ways you didn’t think about.

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Mortgage Resolutions for 2024

If you are someone who likes to set resolutions for the new year, we have a few that you might want to consider as it relates to real estate and mortgages in 2024. We’ll talk savings, credit, and income goals you can set in the coming year to put yourself in a better position to secure your next home.

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Building Wealth With Real Estate

Today we’re going to talk about building wealth through real estate and explain a mortgage can help you grow your nest egg significantly over 30 years. And by pairing that with a straightforward investment strategy, you might be able to accomplish more than you imagined.

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Real Estate Bubble, Financing Trends, & Credit Score Considerations

As rates continue to creep higher, we’re still hearing from a lot of people who are worried about where the housing market is headed. With the inflationary pressure and values remaining strong, will we see a bubble in the near future?

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Hiring the Right Agent-Lender Team

Anyone in the market for a home wants to do everything they can to close the deal, especially in a market with low supply and competitive bidding. It’s common that not only will your real estate agent help with that, but they’ll do so in tandem with a mortgage lender.

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Ask Your Mortgage Lender These Questions

No matter how prepared you are going into an early meeting with your mortgage lender, there’s bound to be something you forget to ask. Everyone will have their own set of questions that pertain to their homebuying process, but there are a few that we encourage everyone to ask and get answered.

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Busting 5 Mortgage Myths

There are a lot of myths out there in the mortgage world, and today we’re going to debunk the five most common ones. While some of this information might’ve been true at one point in time, it is important to stay updated on how this information has changed as you navigate the home-buying process. In…

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9 Tips for a Smooth Loan Closing

Everyone wants to have a smooth closing day without any hiccups, but a lot of what could go wrong is in your control. In this episode, we’re going to give you nine tips to ensure that you have a loan closing that goes as expected without any surprises. Before we do that, we want to…

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Ready for Pre-Approval? Here’s What to Expect

As the market begins to pick back up, people are starting to think more about homebuying. As you get started, one of the best things you can do is get pre-approved to understand how much house you can afford and give your seller confidence when the offer comes in. But what does that process look…

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Building Wealth Through Homeownership

Many people weigh the decision of whether they should buy a home or continue renting, but there are some great benefits to homeownership that will allow you to build wealth over time. In this episode of the Smart Mortgage Show, Bill will share some of the numbers that show how wealth can grow through ownership…

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