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What Is An Appraisal?

  Every house is unique; appraisers are trained and licensed for expertise in putting a value on properties. Appraisers don’t work for the buyer or the seller;  their primary mission is actually to protect the lender who’s risking money against the home’s value....

What Steps Need To Be Taken To Secure A Loan?

  You’ll see some pictures in this video to help you remember later, but the first step in securing a loan is to complete a loan application. To do so, you’ll need the following information. Pay stubs for the past 2-3 months. W-2 forms for the past 2 years....

How Are Pre-Qualifying And Pre-Approval Different?

  Watch this video and it’ll make sense. Pre-qualification is an informal way to see how much you maybe able to borrow. You can be ‘pre-qualified’ over the phone with no paperwork by telling a lender your income, your long-term debts and how large a...

What Is The Best Way To Compare Loan Terms Between Lenders?

  Watch this video and take a few notes! First, devise a checklist for the information from each lending institution. You should include: the company’s name and basic information the type of mortgage minimum down payment required interest rate and points...

What Is A Loan Estimate And How Does It Help Me?

  A loan estimate lists your loan terms projected payments, costs at closing measures for comparison, including Annual Percentage Rate and Total Interest Percentage and other considerations that lender may apply to this loan application. Each lender must supply a...

What Is RESPA?

  RESPA stands for the Federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This video tells you about it all. RESPA requires lenders to disclose information to potential customers throughout the mortgage process. By doing so, it protects borrowers from abuses by...