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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.

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump the brakes. Today, there’s still a common myth that you have to …

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True Cost of Buying a Home

The True Cost of Buying a Home

As you begin to consider purchasing a new home one of the first things you should do is get an idea of what “the numbers” will look like.  Ultimately the 2 most important numbers will be (1) the monthly payment and (2) how much money you will need at closing, but there are a lot …

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond. While the pandemic continues, …

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two big myths in the homebuying process

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the barriers to …

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VA Loan Benefits

75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

How we help those who have served our country… We salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice. 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill. Since 1944, this law has created opportunities for …

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Mortgage Rate Changes & Moving During A Pandemic

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates? In case you haven’t heard, mortgage rates are at the lowest point in history. For the best qualified borrower rates and firmly below 3%. If your interest rate is in the mid 3’s or higher, it is worth reaching out to us to see if refinancing might make sense. Remember …

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Real estate rebound

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A leading indicator of housing activity, …

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