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Opinion: Reframing the American Dream of homeownership

Housing Wire

It may mean drilling down and familiarizing yourself, and your potential clients, with the ins and outs of credit repair, loan pre-qualification and pre-approval, and even basic personal finance and budgeting. Embracing change The future of the real estate market is inevitably different from the past.

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4 Reasons You Should Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

RIS Media

If you’re just starting out with the home-buying process, you may want to get a mortgage pre-approval. This is a statement from a lender that informs you of a certain amount you are qualified to borrow, as well as a specific pre-approved interest rate. Speed Up the Closing Process. Become a More Attractive Buyer.

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Understanding the Closing Costs Associated With a New Home Purchase

RIS Media

It has become common practice in some markets to ask the seller to pay some or all of the closing costs when you purchase a home. Some simple rules to remember on the different kinds of loans: – On VA loans, you can ask the seller to pay everything, meaning the buyer is making no down payment and paying no closing costs.

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LenderLogix launches POS system for small- to mid-sized lenders

Housing Wire

QuickQual is an adjustable pre-approval letter that gives payment and closing cost scenarios and the option to update agent letters. The company was featured in HousingWire’s Tech 100 in 2022. Its other products include QuickQual , which is used by lenders in 42 states.

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Understanding Closing Costs: Who Usually Pay

CT Homes

When buying or selling a home, the topic of who pays closing costs is bound to come up eventually. Any real estate transaction will host numerous costs and fees that will be factored into the purchasing process on top of the property’s value. What are Closing Costs? Does the Buyer or Seller Pay Closing Costs?

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5 tips for finding the right mortgage lender for you

Housing Wire

Getting approved for a loan is only part of the battle. But the truth is, when lender’s pre-approve homebuyers, they don’t always take into account monthly payments. But the truth is, when lender’s pre-approve homebuyers, they don’t always take into account monthly payments. Make Sure You Can Afford The Mortgage.

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Top 5 mortgage terms to know before you buy a house

Housing Wire

Pre-approval. As long as you go through with the deal, the deposit will go toward your closing costs and down payment. Adjustable-rate loans have interest rates that fluctuate after a certain amount of time. This is sometimes called “prequalification,” depending on your mortgage lender.