Home Purchase


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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!

Hurricane Season
By Erik Reed, September 4, 2018

Be Prepared This Storm Season

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.

Why are Existing Home Sales Down?
By Ken Watson, August 30, 2018   |  Updated: August 30, 2018

The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four consecutive months and are at their slowest pace in over two years. This has some industry leaders puzzled considering the fact that the economy is strengthening, unemployment is down, and wages are beginning to rise. This begs the question: “Where are the buyers?”...

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.

Advice for prospective millennial homebuyers
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, August 27, 2018

There are many factors influencing today’s homeownership rate among millennials. Whether you’re burdened with student debt or worried about affording a home down payment, here’s a guide to completing a home purchase, including some helpful loan programs.