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Ep 26: 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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Ep 25: What to Expect from 2023

2022 has been a volatile year. People did not expect rates to increase as much as they did, which has many wondering what 2023 has in store for us. In this episode, we will go over 2022 and how it affected the market. We will then look ahead into 2023 and contemplate what economists have…

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Ep 24: How 2-1 Buydowns Could Lower Your Interest Rates

With mortgage interest rates at a high, there is a lot of speculation about the housing market and where interest rates are headed. We have our own analysis that we share, and we also explain the ins and outs of a 2-1 Buydown. You may be surprised to hear just who pays on a 2-1…

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Ep 23: The Rise of the Adjustable Rate Mortgage

With interest rates being the highest they have been in many years, Adjustable Rate Mortgages, or ARMs, are becoming more popular. There is a lot of stigma around ARMs due to the housing crash in 2008. In this episode, we are going to address some common concerns with ARMs and explain how they can be…

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Ep 22: Should I Use Points to Save Money?

Our current market has a lot of people seeking ways to save money. As the Feds work to bring inflation down, many are in anticipation of the interest rates eventually decreasing. Utilizing points has become increasingly more common and you may be wondering how effective they really are. In this episode, we will help you…

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Ep 21: What to Expect from the Homebuying Process

First-time homebuyers can easily get caught off guard by the homebuying process. It can be long, exhausting, and requires a lot of documentation. To get through the process from start to finish as smoothly as possible, it is important to know what to be prepared for, what to expect from a lender, and what kind…

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Ep 20: Is It Still a Good Time to Buy a Home?

Is it still a good time to buy with interest rates on the rise and home values still soaring? We’ll share some of the historical data to give you a better perspective of where we are.

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Ep 19: Services for First-Time Homebuyer

On this episode, Bill Litton will take you through the different services his team at CrossCountry Mortgage offer first-time homebuyers. About a third of the people we work with are doing this for the first time so we have a great idea of the needs you’ll be facing.

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Ep 18: 6 Reasons to Buy a Home

A lot of people are worried that the housing market has been slowing down. But houses are still selling quickly and the market is still very strong. Rates are higher, but it still makes sense to buy.

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Ep 17: Mailbag – Closing Costs, Down Payments, and More

Let’s open up the mailbag on today’s show to answer some questions we have from potential home buyers in this high-interest rate market.

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