Category: Financial Tips

6 Key Home Buying Terms Made Clear

By on December 14, 2017 in Financial Tips

If you’re buying a home for the first time, familiarizing yourself with the wealth of information available is often a welcomed challenge. Learning all of the terms and procedures relevant to your eventual closing process can be exciting and motivating. It’s a lot to learn, but once you understand the terminology and how[...]
How does my credit score affect buying a home?

By on February 24, 2015 in Financial Tips

Tips to build the score you need for the mortgage you want. Your credit score is an important factor in buying your new home. It helps determine the type of loan you qualify for, the interest rate you pay, how much you can spend on a home, and in some cases if you[...]
All The Small Things

By on October 16, 2014 in Financial Tips

Whether you have long term plans like getting out of debt, creating an emergency savings fund, or buying a home, getting started can be the hardest part. All 14 participants in September’s Common Cents in Uncommon Times series came in with vague long range goals but left knowing exactly where to start. How[...]
What can I be preapproved for vs. what I can afford.

By on August 19, 2014 in Financial Tips

Everyone answers a simple question at the onset of each Home Buyer Seminar: “How much are you prepared to spend on your monthly mortgage compared to your rent?” The question is simple enough, and answers typically range from $150 less, to about the same, all the way up to whatever it takes. While[...]
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