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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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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 14: 2022 Issues and Mortgage Rate Increases

Interest rates for mortgages have crept over 6% and it’s been the big story as we head into the summer. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home right now is probably wondering what these rate hikes will mean for the real estate market that’s been going strong for some time. We’ll get Bill’s thoughts…

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Ep 11: Agree or Disagree – Mortgage Frustrations From A Buyer’s Perspective

A lot of people out there don’t know much about the mortgage process, which can lead to frustration once you are looking for a home. On today’s episode, we are going to break down a recent article by Architectural Digest, What No One Tells You About a Mortgage, and see whether Bill agrees or disagrees…

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Ep 9: Top 7 Mortgage Tips

What should future home buyers know? On today’s episode, we discuss the top 7 mortgage tips out there and how they apply to the home buying process. Don’t let a non-exceptional credit score prevent you from applying for a mortgage. Even with a perfect score, you may be facing higher interest rates in the near…

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Ep 7: All About Credit – Part 2

How do lenders analyze credit for couples? Does a Co-signer help with credit? You’ve probably heard about the difference between a soft credit hit and a hard credit hit. Whenever you get pre-approved for a home, it’s a hard credit check. But this is different than an auto loan or student loan. There’s no way…

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Ep 6: All About Credit – Part 1

A lot of people have questions about credit when it comes to buying a home. On today’s episode, we’ll explore some common questions, concerns, and misconceptions about credit. How does a credit score directly impact your ability to obtain a mortgage? If it’s too low you may not qualify for a mortgage loan. Having a…

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Ep 4: Mortgage Mythbusting – What’s True and What Is a Myth?

What’s true and what’s a myth when it comes to home buying and mortgages? On today’s episode, Bill is going to play myth-buster as we go through 7 different statements. Is it true you need to put 20% down? Does your down payment cover closing costs? While you don’t necessarily need to put all 20%…

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