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First Time Home Buying

Why Multiple Offers on a House Shouldn't Stop You

Multiple offers on a house is a common occurrence when the real estate market is tight. Use these tips to make your offer...

Refinancing

What Does a Mortgage Underwriter Look For?

What does a mortgage underwriter look for? When an underwriter examines your mortgage application, they want to know...

First Time Home Buying

Complete List of Available MA & RI First Time Home Buyer Benefits

In MA and RI, there are a number of first time home buyer benefits such as down payment or closing cost assistance and tax...

Real Estate Agent

What's the Deal with Chattel Property?

The Federal Housing Administration is now enforcing the chattel rule more vigorously. Real estate agents and home sellers...

First Time Home Buying

The Perks of Being a First Time Home Buyer

It's a fantastic time to be a first-time home buyer. Here are several incentives & programs that can help you afford your...

First Time Home Buying

Reasons Why a Mortgage Loan Falls Through

Although unlikely, it remains possible that your mortgage loan can be denied even after you are pre-approved....

First Time Home Buying

New Info on the USDA Loan for Home Buyers

What is a USDA loan? Learn more about this 100% financing option for qualified home buyers. ...

First Time Home Buying

FAQ: Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible?

Are closing costs tax deductible? Keep reading for an overview of your potential financial savings associated with...

First Time Home Buying

How a 1% Increase in Interest Rate Affects Your Home Purchasing Power

What does an increase in interest rate REALLY mean and how does that affect your home purchase power?...

Loan Officer

The Fine Print: How to Negotiate Your Loan Officer Employment Contract

Negotiating an employment contract? Here are some tips to make the process smoother and quicker....

First Time Home Buying

The Ultimate List of MA & RI First Time Home Buyer Program Resources

There are many first time home buyer program resources in Massachusetts & Rhode Island aimed at helping you...

First Time Home Buying

5 Ways You Can Remove Charge Offs from Your Credit Report

While there is no guarantee that this will happen, there are strategies as to how to remove charge offs from your credit...

First Time Home Buying

Is My Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI Tax Deductible?

Is PMI tax deductible for everyone? Not necessarily. You need to meet the following qualifications to be eligible for the PMI...

Loan Officer

How To Create a Loan Officer Business Plan in 5 Easy Steps

High-producing loan officers don't get to the top by accident. Follow these simple steps for creating a loan officer...

Real Estate Agent

Top Items on a Future Home Buyer's Wish List

Although every home buyer is different, there are certain items that are in high demand & make it to the top of the...

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