Categories for First Time Home Buyer

FHA vs Conventional Loans: How to Choose [Updated for 2018]

November 10, 2017 by 1 Comment

Unless you’re already a mortgage expert, picking between an FHA loan and a conventional loan can be tricky. Luckily, we’re about to lay it all out for you—the advantages, the disadvantages, the requirements, and how to choose. If you just want to sit back and relax, our mortgage blogger, Carter Wessman, can walk you through... View Article

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4 Steps to Take to Find Yourself the Best Mortgage Deal

July 28, 2017 by Leave a comment

We all want to save as much of our hard earned money as we can. Luckily for those shopping for a mortgage, there are several steps you can take to ensure you are saving money and getting the best deal possible. Step 1: Get Lots of Estimates Home loans are available from many different types... View Article

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Understanding Mortgage Rates: How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Mortgage Rates

December 5, 2016 by Leave a comment

Eight times every year, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets to discuss and possibly alter their position on monetary policy. There are several different courses of action they could take, the most common being quantitative easing, buying and selling government securities, and raising or lowering the federal funds rate. Most recently, the... View Article

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