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5 Ways to Prepare Your Credit for Getting a Mortgage

Your credit report plays a major role in your ability to qualify for a mortgage. While most lenders like to see scores in the 700-range, it is still possible to qualify for a home loan with lower scores. However, those loans may come with higher interest rates. To ensure you’re able to qualify for the best loan at the best rate, it’s essential to take your credit seriously. In today’s post, we’ll discuss 5 ways you can prepare your credit for getting a mortgage. 1.) Review Your Credit Report At least six months before you plan to apply for a

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Existing-Home Sales Drop Slightly in July

For the fourth consecutive month, existing-home sales dipped in July to their slowest pace in more than two years, according to newly released data from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Existing-home sales are defined by the NAR as completed residential real estate transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. According to July’s data, total existing-home sales decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million last month from 5.38 million in June. Factoring in the latest figures, existing-home sales are now 1.5 percent lower than they were a year ago and have fallen on an annual

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Three Reasons to Consider a USDA Loan for Your Next Home Purchase

Looking for a mortgage that doesn’t require a large down payment? Or one that’s accessible to people with less-than-perfect credit? If you meet certain requirements, a USDA loan could be right for you. In today’s post, we’ll explore USDA loans and offer three key reasons to consider choosing this affordable mortgage program for your next home purchase. Before we dive in to the benefits of USDA financing, let’s review the basics of a USDA loan. What is a USDA Loan? A USDA loan is a special type of mortgage that is insured by the federal government and is designed to help increase

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