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What is Desktop Underwriter (DU) and What Does It Mean? June 1, 2017
What is Desktop Underwriter (DU) and What Does It Mean?

Today, our topic is heavily focused on real estate: we are talking about Desktop Underwriters, also known as DU. I wanted to talk about this topic today because DU just released a new version, and the upgrades look like they will be…

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The Big 3: Short Sale, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy May 24, 2017
The Big 3: Short Sale, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy

Often, we hear questions from customers who are wondering how past financial problems will impact their ability to get a mortgage. If you have recently gone through one of “the big three,” will you be able to get financing for your home?…

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Rent vs. Buy: What is Right for Your Family? May 17, 2017
Rent vs. Buy: What is Right for Your Family?

As housing prices are increasing and rates are going up a little bit, many people are asking if it still makes sense to buy instead of rent. Before you make your decision, there are several factors that can help you determine the…

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Upgrading Your Home with the HERO or PACE Programs May 11, 2017
Upgrading Your Home with the HERO or PACE Programs

Do you love the idea of adding energy efficient upgrades to your home and getting a tax break at the same time? The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program is a financing tool for energy efficient upgrades for residential properties. Examples of…

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What Makes Mortgage Rates Go Up and Down? May 3, 2017
What Makes Mortgage Rates Go Up and Down?

Mortgage rates are a constant topic of conversation in the industry because many people are wondering how rate changes will impact their ability to buy a home. Even though rates are commonly talked about, it feels like these conversations have peaked because…

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Potential Pitfalls in Your Real Estate Transaction April 26, 2017
Potential Pitfalls in Your Real Estate Transaction

  When you are buying or selling a home, the hope is that the transaction will close without any major roadblocks or problems. But, it is common for pitfalls to come up, and we have seen some crazy things over the years….

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