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Jan
08
2017
Keep Your New Year's Resolutions With These Home Cleaning Hacks
Resolve to keep your home mess-free with New Year's resolutions for creating better home cleaning habits. When you start the new year by removing clutter and creating a cleaning schedule, your home and happiness will improve for the rest of the year.   Resolution 1: Customize...
Jan
06
2017
A 2017 Message from Mountain West Financial President, Gary Martell
“As a community lender Mountain West Financial has prided itself in providing education, products and services that are designed to strengthen and enrich the communities that we live and work in. In 2016, we provided financing that assisted over 5,000 homebuyers and...
Jan
04
2017
Closing Mistakes (What You Want To Know Wednesdays)
Are you in the home stretch of getting a home loan? Avoid these mistakes so your process isn’t prolonged.   Do not get a new credit card or auto loan – Now that you’re almost through the loan process you may feel like you’re free to get a new credit...
Dec
28
2016
Avoid Sabatoging Your Short Term Money Goals (What You Want To Know Wednesdays)
Sometimes saving in any capacity can be hard.  Whether you’re planning  a vacation, saving for Christmas, etc., stashing money doesn’t always work out how you want it to.   One reason you could be falling short of your goals is you aren’t...
Dec
28
2016
Can You Use Your VA Entitlement While On Active Duty?
VA mortgage loans are loans which are offered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and backed by the United States federal government. They offer an array of benefits and mortgage options to veterans, active duty service members and a select group of other individuals connected to...
Dec
21
2016
Why The Long Appraisal Time? (What You Want To Know Wednesdays)
Currently, we are experiencing an appraiser shortage, meaning there aren’t enough appraisers to meet the demand for appraisals. The housing market is hot right now, but the appraiser pool is cooling down. As a result we are experiencing long turnover times and higher fees. Some...
Dec
16
2016
Using Holiday Cash as a Down Payment?
Many families like to gift cash at Christmas, especially to those close family members who anticipate having a large expense upcoming in the new year, like a wedding, a vacation or a home purchase. Still others gift cash because it’s easy and loved by all. If you are thinking about...
Dec
09
2016
Mountain West Financial, Inc. Named Three Time Top Workplace
Mountain West Financial, Inc. is proud to be named as one of The Press Enterprise’s Top Workplaces of 2016 for the third year. The Press Enterprise’s third annual Top Workplace award is based on anonymous input from more than 9,000 employees and it assesses businesses of...
Dec
09
2016
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
A reverse mortgage, also known as home equity conversion mortgage, is a very different loan product than a traditional mortgage, used to purchase a home. In fact, reverse mortgages are for homeowners – not those looking to purchase a home. Reverse mortgages function...
Dec
07
2016
What Are Rates Today? (What You Want To Know Wednesdays)
Our Vice President of Capital Markets (rates desk), Stacy Mohr, took the time to ask one of our most answered questions; “ What are rates today?” That question is a lot more complicated than you might think. Here are just a few of the factors that affect mortgage...
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