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The latest Georgia and Florida mortgage tips, news, and information, including a few secrets and how-to guides we’ve learned after closing more than 4,000+ home loans over the past 15 years.

 

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Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

If you’ve owned your house for at least a couple of years, there’s something you’re going to want to know more about – and that’s home equity. If you’re not familiar with that term, Freddie Mac defines it like this: “. . . your home’s equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you

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How To Turn Homeownership into a Side Hustle

Does the rising cost of just about everything these days make your dream of owning your own home feel less within reach? According to Bankrate, many people are seeking additional income through side hustles, possibly to cope with those increasing expenses and save for a home. This trend is particularly popular with younger individuals who may be dealing

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Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once again using ARMs when buying a home. Let’s break down why that’s happening and why this isn’t cause for concern. Why ARMs Have

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A Strategic Approach to Home Buying in 2023

Anticipating the Market Turn In the face of higher interest rates, a low inventory of existing homes, and the potential of a recession, 2023 presents a unique set of challenges for homebuyers. However, taking a strategic approach to these circumstances can offer distinct advantages for both first-time and move-up buyers. Currently, higher interest rates may

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New Mortgage Fees – What Every Homebuyer Should Know

You’ve probably seen a lot of negative press lately about recent controversial changes implemented by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises that buy and guarantee mortgages from lenders for mortgage borrowers). The take-away is that the changes in mortgage fees will benefit borrowers with lower credit scores and smaller down payments, while potentially

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Annual Consumer Inflation Continues to Affect Mortgage Rates

Interest rates are hovering in the mid to high 6% range and all eyes are on the trajectory of inflation. The good news is that it continues to move down slowly. In February, the year-over-year reading for the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) dropped from 5.3% to 5%, which is the fourth consecutive month in which

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