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What You Should Know About Rate Locks

Mortgage rates are near all-time lows right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way forever. That’s where a rate lock can come in. Rate locks guarantee you a certain mortgage rate for an extended period, protecting you from the possibility of rising interest rates while you complete the homebuying process. Are you shopping […]

How to Refinance a Reverse Mortgage

While a reverse mortgage is different from a conventional mortgage, the two products have a few similarities. One is that the homeowner may refinance a reverse mortgage at any time during the life of the loan without penalty. When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage Makes Sense As with a conventional mortgage, the borrower has the option to refinance into a more suitable loan that fits […]

Buying a Home When You’re Self-Employed

  While being an independent contractor, freelancer or entrepreneur can certainly be a freeing career choice; it also comes with some challenges. For instance, it can make getting a mortgage loan harder. Without W-2s, a consistent salary, and an employer to back you up, it’s harder to prove your income as a self-employed professional — […]