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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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3 Underappreciated Benefits of a Mortgage Lender

In this episode, we’ll tell you about three core principles of our business at Cross Country Mortgage and why they’re often underappreciated. Plus, we’ll give you a market update for August as we continue to watch rates and the Fed’s actions.

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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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Questions Your Mortgage Lender Should Be Asking You

Most people that begin the homebuying process don’t have much experience when it comes to securing a mortgage loan, and they lean on the lender to make sure they’re getting all the information they need. While most lenders will provide you with everything you need, not everyone will ask the questions that will help you…

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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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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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