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December 9, 2021

Loan types: Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is a home loan with an interest rate that can vary over the life of the loan. Adjustable-rate mortgages initially...

December 9, 2021

Loan types: Fixed-Rate Mortgage

A fixed-rate mortgage is a home loan with an interest rate that does not change over the life of the loan. Many borrowers prefer fixed-rate mortgag...

November 1, 2021

The Home Affordability Calculator: What Home Can I Afford?

Wondering how much house you can afford? The Neat home affordability calculator can help. Read here to learn what factors into the home affordabili...

October 25, 2021

The Home Appraisal Process: What Home Buyers Need to Know

Getting a home appraisal is just one of the many steps involved in refinancing a home – steps which can feel overwhelming and frankly, a bit messy,...

October 25, 2021

What is a Pre-Approval Letter?

Getting a mortgage pre-approval letter can give you a competitive edge when you want to buy a home. Find out what a pre-approval letter is, why it...

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February 16, 2022

What is Debt to Income?

Your debt-to-income ratio helps lenders compare what you owe to what you earn. Find out how to calculate your debt-to-income with ease.

January 27, 2022

What is a mortgage rate lock?

Locking in a mortgage rate can offer you protection if rates rise throughout the closing process. This is important because mortgage rates change...

November 25, 2021

Mortgage Amortization Overview

Mortgage amortization is the process of building equity in your home by paying off your home loan balance over time with equal monthly payments.

November 20, 2021

The Difference between APR and Interest Rate

Your Interest Rate and APR on your mortgage loan both affect your overall payment. Here is the difference between interest rate and APR.

October 30, 2021

5 Tips for Building Equity in a Home

Building home equity is a natural process, but you can do things to build equity in your home more quickly. Read here for 5 quick tips for building...

October 30, 2021

What is Home Equity?

Home equity is the value or portion of your home that you truly own. It is the difference between the market value of your home and what you still...

October 25, 2021

Credit Disputes during the Mortgage Process

Disputing your credit report debt can be necessary to ensure your report is accurate. Make sure these are resolved before applying for a mortgage.

July 8, 2021

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) protects the lender, but it can help you qualify for a home loan without a large down payment.

May 27, 2022

Mortgage Rates "Freefall" in Biggest Drop in Years

May 2, 2022

Mortgage Trends in May 2022

May 2022 mortgage trends. Learn about developments in mortgage interest rates, the current housing market, economic conditions and more.

April 11, 2022

Tax Season 101

With the tax deadline right around the corner, brush up on your knowledge with our 5 step filing advice for the 2022 tax season.

April 1, 2022

Mortgage Trends in April 2022

April 2022 mortgage market trends. Learn about developments in mortgage interest rates, the current housing market, economic conditions and more.

March 1, 2022

Mortgage Market Trends in March 2022

March 2022 mortgage market trends. Learn about developments in mortgage interest rates, the current housing market, economic conditions and more.

February 1, 2022

Mortgage Market Trends in February 2022

February 2022 mortgage market trends. Learn about developments in mortgage interest rates, the current housing market, economic conditions and more.

January 6, 2022

Mortgage Market Trends in January 2022 

January 2022 mortgage market trends. Learn about developments in mortgage interest rates, the current housing market, economic conditions and more.