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How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal for Refinancing

March 10, 2023 10:11 am Published by 1 Comment

When you need to refinance your mortgage, it’s common practice for lenders to have a home appraiser assess the value of your property. Appraisers will take into account several factors, such as square footage, the number of bedrooms, and the current condition of the house.  Although you can’t increase the square footage or the number... View Article

Do Student Loans Affect Credit Score?

January 19, 2023 9:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether or not student loans affect credit score will depend on several factors. Overall, student loans can positively and negatively impact your credit score. If you make timely payments, it could be a good way to build your credit. If you miss payments, it could cause your credit score to drop. If you’re worried about... View Article

7 Refinancing Programs for Seniors

October 18, 2022 9:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re looking to save money or tap into some of your home’s equity, you may have considered refinance programs for seniors. You may have learned that although there are benefits, there are always worries, particularly when money is involved.  Regardless of your age, the decision to refinance is a big one, and you should... View Article

Employee Spotlight: Ali Corso

July 8, 2022 4:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Meet this week’s employee spotlight – Ali Corso! Ali was born and raised in Connecticut, where she graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health. She later attended Utica College, where she obtained a degree in Nursing that has since been used for her roles at Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.... View Article

How Do Jumbo Loans Work?

April 6, 2022 9:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A jumbo loan is something you’ll likely need if you’re looking to purchase a luxurious home, one whose features are more expensive than the average property in the area. What qualifies as a jumbo loan in your neck of the woods depends on the county in which you live.  Let’s explore the details around getting... View Article

Six Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

December 9, 2021 11:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Christmas is coming at full speed, but supply chain shortages are disrupting the restocking of popular items. In-store supply is being jeopardized by worker shortages, COVID-19 shutdowns and their aftermath, and shipping challenges. We’ve been dealing with shortages since the pandemic first started, so while it’s not a new development, it’s still just as frustrating.... View Article