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Are Cash Offers Really Better for Home Sellers?

Are Cash Offers Really Better for Home Sellers?

Getting ready to sell your home? No matter the listing price, in today’s strong seller’s market, you may find yourself getting at least one cash offer. In March 2021, 23% of home buyers (including real estate investors) financed their purchases with cash, according to...

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How a Mortgage Nerd Bought a House in a Seller’s Market

How a Mortgage Nerd Bought a House in a Seller’s Market

I closed on my house about eight months ago, but it feels like it was in another lifetime. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic makes time feel bizarrely elastic, but also, the housing market has undergone dramatic changes during that time period. As a writer focused on...

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Benefits of Homeownership

Benefits of Homeownership

WATCH VIDEO Are you trying to decide if buying a home is right for you? Having reservations is normal and hey, we get it! This is a big decision. Here are some of the benefits of homeownership to consider.   Pride of Ownership and a Sense of Security Pride of...

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Eager Buyers Are Skipping Home Inspections. Is It Too Risky?

Eager Buyers Are Skipping Home Inspections. Is It Too Risky?

Shopping for their first home in New Jersey, Alyse Storzieri and her boyfriend Robert Engel faced a tough market. So when they found a house they loved last June, the couple followed their real estate agent’s advice to make their offer stand out. They went over the...

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Mortgage Denial Data Reveals How to Boost Your Approval Odds

Mortgage Denial Data Reveals How to Boost Your Approval Odds

Getting approved for a mortgage is never easy. Even with great credit and a big down payment, the process can be cumbersome. In 2020, the process has become even more difficult. Lenders have tightened standards in response to the economic uncertainty during the...

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Your Battle Plan for Buying a Home With a VA Loan

Your Battle Plan for Buying a Home With a VA Loan

If you’ve served in the military, a mortgage backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may be your ticket to home ownership. VA loans don’t require a minimum down payment or mortgage insurance, and they often have lower interest rates than other mortgages....

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Are Mortgage Loans Affected by Coronavirus

Are Mortgage Loans Affected by Coronavirus

Steve Morrow with EverLEND Mortgage (our sister company in Utah) joined Nicea DeGearing on ABC4 today to talk about how home prices are heating up and what you need to know! Steve has 20+ years of mortgage experience and he suggests that consumers check that their...

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