Mortgage Payment Basics
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Mortgage Payment Basics

  I’m sure you know what a mortgage payment is; a scheduled repayment plan for the mortgage you’ve obtained on a property. Now let’s look deeper into what a mortgage payment amount actually includes, how payments can vary, and how you can use your mortgage payments to reduce your mortgage principal quicker. I will try to cover … Continue reading

Mortgage Payout Penalties
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Mortgage Payout Penalties

What you need to know You may not hear about a payout penalty until you want to break your mortgage term early, then you could be surprised by the figure you are quoted by your existing lender. Be prepared by understanding how your penalty is calculated before you make a decision to pay out your … Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Happily Mortgaged
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I Now Pronounce You Happily Mortgaged

Okay, maybe that is not the first thing that comes to mind immediately following engagement. If you have marriage on your mind, it’s more likely that you’re probably also thinking about where you’re going to live when you begin your life together. If buying a home versus renting is the direction you would like to … Continue reading

Rent-to-Own
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Rent-to-Own

What you need to know You may have heard about doing a rent-to-own on furniture, appliances or electronics, but did you know it applies to homes too? It’s not common, though it’s still around, so it’s important to be well informed before you enter into any type of Rent-to-Own Agreement. As a mortgage professional, we … Continue reading

5 Specialty Mortgage Products You Don’t Know About
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5 Specialty Mortgage Products You Don’t Know About

  If you’re like most borrowers, you don’t need to go shopping for a mortgage very often. You’ll likely need home financing only a handful of times in your life and you may not know about the entire suite of specialty mortgage products that are available to you right now. Aside from using an experienced … Continue reading