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7 essential steps to preparing your finances for a mortgage application
By Steven Wyble, Ask a Lender, September 13, 2018

Getting preapproved for a mortgage isn’t an easy process, but getting your finances in order ahead of time can help make the process go smoother. Here are seven essential steps for preparing your finances and ensuring an efficient mortgage-application process.

What is a Piggyback Mortgage?
By Advanced Funding Home Mortgage Loans, September 12, 2018

When Should You Make an Offer on a Home?
By Stephen Katz, September 12, 2018

People rush into homeownership without realizing that a home can be overpriced. Before you make an offer on a house, review these 3 signs.

Buyers can learn from the Pillsbury Mansion
By Arnie Aurellano, Ask a Lender, September 6, 2018

A historic mansion in Minnesota once owned by the famous Pillsbury family was reduced to crumbs last week. Is there anything new homebuyers can learn from its road to the wrecking ball?

Avoid ‘millennial buyer’s remorse’ when buying your home
By Arnie Aurellano, Ask a Lender, September 6, 2018

A recent survey from Bank of the West revealed that 68 percent of millennial homebuyers reported regrets after buying their home. How can you avoid regret as a millennial buyer? Some of our lending experts share their advice.

Will Uber Real Estate disrupt the real estate industry?
By Steven Wyble, Ask a Lender, September 6, 2018

Uber Real Estate has come onto the scene promising to disrupt the real estate industry. Whether it will accomplish that goal remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Technological innovation is having a huge impact on the real estate industry.

Why You Need A Mortgage Pre-Approval
By Stephen Katz, September 5, 2018

How do you know which type of loan is going to be the best for your situation? Getting pre-approved is the answer!

A guide for first-time homebuyers
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, August 31, 2018

The home-purchase process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. Before you jump in, understand the dynamics of today’s housing market, what to expect from a mortgage lender and how to comparison shop.

Paperwork Needed For Your Loan
By Kelly M Phillips, August 30, 2018

When applying for a home loan, you will need more than just an application.

Co-op mortgages: How to get one
By Steven Wyble, Ask a Lender, August 27, 2018

Can you get a mortgage to buy a co-op? Although similar to condominiums, housing co-operatives are unique and come with a host of financing challenges. Understand how co-op financing works so you’re prepared to make an offer when the opportunity arises.