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    3 Benefits of a Local Lender [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Selecting the right lender for your home mortgage is an important decision. The level of expertise and service you receive at origination and throughout the life of your loan can save you thousands, as well as your peace of mind. While you have many options when it comes to financing or refinancing your home, there are many advantages to opting for a local lender. These mortgage lenders have a..

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    Mortgage Pre-Approval and Pre-Qualification:  What’s the Difference and What Do You Need?

    Shopping for a home can be a complex process starting with finding that perfect property and then finally being handed the keys. No matter what type of home you are planning to buy, or what type of mortgage you are using to finance it, the home buying process begins with becoming pre-qualified, however, a pre-approval can be even more beneficial. Home sellers and their agents expect buyers to..

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    A Mortgage Glossary for First Time Homebuyers

    When it comes to buying a new home, different terms will be used, and you may not be familiar with all of them. This is especially true if you are a first-time homebuyer. It might seem like mortgages have their own language, from all of the different lenders and varying processes, documents, and requirements. To help decipher the mortgage language, we have put together this helpful glossary of..

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