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May
22
2014
How To Minimize Closing Costs
Closing costs are fees associated with mortgage acquisition, and can be anything from title insurance to origination fees to appraisal fees. They may come as a surprise for borrowers who thought their only financing expense would be an initial down payment and then some interest...
May
22
2014
Why You Should Get Pre-Approved
In the last few years, there has been a shift in the housing market.  You used to be able to look at houses, make an offer, and then head to the bank to obtain a loan.  If you didn’t qualify for that loan, you just simply walked away from the house.  Now, you may not even...
May
22
2014
How To Protect Your Credit Score During a Move
If you’re about to move, you may need to consider is how your credit score is going to fare during the relocation process.  We have some tips regarding how to protect your credit score during the transition. Inform Your Creditors The first step you should take...
May
16
2014
Refinance Checklist: The Basics
Before you refinance, make sure you’re properly prepared. Documents you’ll need: Mortgage promissory note 2 months of pay stubs 2 years of W2 forms 2 months of assets statements (e.g. checking, savings Choose your refi...
May
15
2014
Mountain West Financial, Inc. Celebrates 24th Anniversary
Mountain West Financial, Inc., a family-owned business, announced today that it will celebrate its 24th Anniversary on May 17th, 2014. The company has grown from humble beginnings in 1990 with only 3 employees to over 400 employees and being named one of Mortgage Executive...
May
15
2014
Mountain West Financial, Inc. Celebrates 24th Anniversary
Mountain West Financial, Inc., a family-owned business, announced today that it will celebrate its 24th Anniversary on May 17th, 2014. The company has grown from humble beginnings in 1990 with only 3 employees to over 400 employees and being named one of Mortgage Executive...
May
15
2014
Purchasing Foreclosed Property
If you buy a foreclosed home, you're going to have a different experience than you would if you were to just buy a regular home.  The main differences are that only one real estate agent is usually involved, pre-approval letters are a necessity, there’s hardly any room...
May
08
2014
4 Tips to Compete With Cash Buyers
If you find yourself in competition with a cash buyer for your ideal property, brace yourself for disappointment. Cash buyers are tough to beat, but it can happen with the right finesse. Remember, having a pocket full of cash does not always make for a savvy home buyer. Your brain may just...
May
08
2014
Understanding Mortgage Debt Forgiveness
After the United States housing market bubble burst, many borrowers had their homes foreclosed upon because they were unable to keep making mortgage payments on a regular basis.  Many of these borrowers felt relief with the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007, which gave relief to...
May
08
2014
Crafting an Effective Letter of Explanation
When your credit, employment or other financial history has some questionable gaps, your lender may ask you to provide a letter of explanation for each. Writing the letter can be tedious, but borrowers would be keen to take advantage of a moment to explain any collections, salary...
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