Home Purchase


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Full disclosure: What are home sellers required to tell buyers?
By Victor Whitman, Ask a Lender, January 16, 2018

Most states require home sellers to reveal major problems with a property to the buyer that could affect its value or the buyer's decision to purchase the property.

How to buy real estate with bitcoin
By Steven Wyble, Ask a Lender, January 16, 2018

It seems like everyone’s talking about bitcoin. If you have a stash of bitcoin that has skyrocketed in value, you may be wondering: Can I buy a house with bitcoin? You can — if you know how to do it. Here are some essential tips for buying real estate with bitcoin.

For sale by owner: what you need to know
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, January 16, 2018

Selling your home without the help of a real estate professional can save money, but you should be aware of the time commitment with the For Sale By Owner process.

Time to Upgrade?
By David Pyles, January 16, 2018

Is your family outgrowing your current home?

Be Happier!! Stop Renting!!
By Jamie Saylor, January 12, 2018

Become happier by owning a home, rather than renting!

How do I cancel my MI (mortgage insurance)??
By Steven Brand, January 11, 2018

Ugh.  We know that Mortgage Insurance (MI) is a confusing part of the mortgage process. I’m getting that "cancellation" question from many home-owners recently along with current purchasers who are comparing our special “no monthly MI” to options they hear from other banks and mortgage companies.  The  HOMEOWNERS PROTECTION ACT  has 2 main points that homeowners who have Conventional loans with “monthly MI” should know and understand: Borrower paid MI must be cancelled automatically when the...

Should you make mortgage payments every two weeks?
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, January 10, 2018

Biweekly payment plans can accelerate your mortgage payoff date and save on interest payments, but be aware of the different options available.

5 essential moves to make after the seller accepts your offer
By Steven Wyble, Ask a Lender, January 10, 2018

The seller has accepted your offer on their house. Great! Now what? Here are five essential moves you need to make after your offer is accepted to ensure a smooth closing.

Are you ready to buy your first home?
By David Pyles, January 9, 2018

You may be ready to buy a home and don't know it yet!

For sale by owner homes: should you buy one?
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, January 9, 2018

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes have a similar purchase process as agent-listed homes. Learn where to find these properties and how to successfully close a deal.