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Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, so it makes sense that it might bring along some extra stress with it. However, there are ways you can cut the anxiety and get through the process with fewer bumps in the road. Here are four tips to help keep the … Continue reading 4 Stress-Reducing Mortgage Tips


When you enter the homebuying market and make your offer on the house that fits you, crossing your fingers and wishing for a smooth mortgage process is something all buyers do. But did you know that you can control a lot of elements that ensure a smooth close on a house? Check out these 5 … Continue reading 5 Tips to Follow Before Buying a House


Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced buyer, there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure that your home mortgage process goes smoothly. Pay Your Bills on Time…Every Time! A good credit history is vital when applying for a home loan. One of the best ways to have good credit is … Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan


While buying your first house is an exciting time and a big milestone, it’s important to keep in mind that there are some actions to avoid during the buying process. Here are some common but avoidable mistakes that first-time homebuyers sometimes make. Skipping the Prequalified Process When you decide to take the big step towards … Continue reading 4 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes


If you’re planning to buy a house, here are five tips to help you start the process. Know how big a loan you qualify for Potential home buyers should look at the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio to aid them in knowing what they can afford. Calculate the LTV by dividing the loan amount by the appraised … Continue reading Five Steps To Take When Buying a Home

All Credit Scores are Not Created Equally

Credit scores often have consumers (and sometimes lenders) scratching their heads and saying “How did they come up with THAT?” The one you hear about the most are FICO scores (an acronym for the Fair Isaac Corporation, the creators of the FICO score). It’s the one that most mortgage lenders use as one of the … Continue reading All Credit Scores are Not Created Equally

Do’s and Don’ts of the Loan Process

You’ve applied and been approved for a mortgage on that wonderful dream home…Now what? Buying a new house comes with many new expenses. Aside from the purchase of the house, there is generally a need for new appliances, furniture and even repairs and updates. While you may want to make sure you have a new … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of the Loan Process

The History of the Federal Reserve System

fat loss program for men This week the Mortgage Meister will begin a multi-part series on the History of the Federal Reserve System. “The Fed”,  whose origins can be traced to almost every organized society attempting to deal with currency exchange, specifically, a uniform system for the orderly exchange, compensation for goods and services between … Continue reading The History of the Federal Reserve System