Entries by Jessica Lake

The Benefits of a VA Home Loan

Since its inception in 1944, the VA home loan has been used by more than 20 million Americans to get a mortgage. This program has some great advantages. VA Home Loan Basics Insured by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA home loans are available to our nation’s military vets, eligible active duty service members […]

4 Tips to Help Sell Your Home Fast!

Some for-sale homes sell quickly. Others languish on the market for weeks or even months. If you need to move in a hurry, you might wonder how to see your home fast. Here are four tips on how to sell your home fast: Price to Sell The surest way to sell your home quickly is […]

Conditional Approval vs. Pre-Approval?

What you inquire about qualifying for a home loan, you’ll likely hear the term “conditionally approved” but might not be sure what that means or how it differs from a pre-approval. A conditionally approved loan is closer to closing than a pre-approved one but it comes with a few conditions, usually concerning documentation and income, […]

6 Things to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan

There are some thing to keep in mind to ensure that your home buying process is simple. Here are six tips to help you feel confident when applying for a new home loan. 1.Pay All Your Bills on Time When Applying for a home loan, it’s important you have good credit history, which includes paying […]

What to Expect After Listing Your Home for Sale?

Knowing what to expect when your house goes up for sale can be half the battle of getting through the transaction. Most people are a bit excited when they put their house on the market. Hopefully, they are moving up to a better home or off to new challenges in another city. Here’s a look […]

What’s a Closing Disclosure and Why is it Important?

Imagine that you’re nearing the closing of your home loan. And what a process it has been. Pre-approvals, house hunting, income verification, inspections, appraisals and so much more. For some, the amount of paperwork feels daunting. But if you’ve prepared a bit ahead of time, you’ll keep a cooler head while your eyes stay on […]