Loan Tips & Articles

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What Is Escrow?

Make sure you understand what escrow is and how it works to decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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Closing Fees and Costs Explained

Prepare for closing on your new home buy reviewing all the potential closing costs you may encounter.

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Understanding the Closing Process

Know what to expect on closing day, including what you’ll need to do and what documents you’ll receive.

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Home Inspection Checklist

Review this list of common home inspection items to ensure your dream home meets your standards.

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What Documents to Expect at Closing

Here’s a list of all the documents you’ll be signing and receiving when you close on your new home.

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Home Inspection FAQs

An important part of the homebuying process, the home inspection can be a buyer’s best friend.

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What Is PMI and Will I Need It?

If you want to put down a lower down payment, you may need to pay PMI as part of your mortgage.

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What Is Debt-to-Income Ratio?

Debt-to-income ratio is an important factor that lenders use when determining your home loan application.

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What Goes into a Mortgage Payment

If your mortgage is escrowed, your monthly payment will include more than just the loan payment.

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