Homebuying November 15 2018

The Impact of Rising Rates

If you’ve ever had a credit card or purchased a car, you should be familiar with interest rates. An interest rate is the percentage of the amount you are borrowing (known as the principle) charged by the lender as a fee for allowing you to use their money.

It is critical to know what your interest rate is going into any large purchase as it can add a significant amount to your outstanding debt. When it comes to home buying, interest rates play a key role in determining how much home you can afford. A higher interest rate can add a significant amount to your outstanding debt, and you may find that the amount you qualify for will reduce considerably.

FAQ - APR and Rates

With rates expected to rise at the end of the year, if you’re looking to purchase a home soon, now may be the perfect time to lock in your interest rate so you can properly budget for the future costs of your new home! This talk of rising rates may have you feeling a sense of urgency, but remember,  buying a home is a big decision, and the right property may be worth waiting for, even if the interest rate is a little higher.

November 14 2019

Homebuyer Solutions Group Success Story

Marylynn M. and her husband successfully improved their credit scores while enrolled in Eagle Home Mortgage’s Homebuyer...

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November 07 2019

Home Organization Tips to Spark Joy

There is a proven correlation between home clutter and stress. Organizing your abode is a quick and relatively easy way to bring...

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October 30 2019

Find the Right Home Loan For You

There are several types of mortgage loans that fit various needs. Here is some information about some of the most popular...

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October 24 2019

Reverse Mortgage Myths Debunked

As a senior, age 62 or older, a Reverse Mortgage enables you to tap into the equity of your home and benefit you financially...

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October 17 2019

What to Expect: The True Cost of Homeownership

Most soon-to-be homeowners are prepared to budget for their mortgage payment and down payment, but you should go into your dream...

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October 09 2019

A Simpler Path to Homeownership with Credit Solutions

Interview with Credit Specialist, Sara Gellatly, to learn more about what HBSG is and how it helps real customers achieve...

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October 03 2019

Digital Mortgage 19

Digital Mortgage 19 took place from September 23-24 in Las Vegas. Three of our Executives had the honor of presenting at the...

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September 24 2019

Understanding Your Loan Estimate

As part of your mortgage transaction, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requires that you receive a Loan Estimate...

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September 20 2019

Eagle to Attend Digital Mortgage 2019 Conference

The Digital Mortgage conference features keynote speakers, panels, and live demos. Attendees will learn from top mortgage...

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January 25 2017

Mortgage Tip #3 - You should not buy a vehicle

Applying for any new credit, including one used to purchase a vehicle, could result in inquiries on your credit report. This can lower your credit score, which can affect the amount of money you can qualify for....

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January 25 2017

Mortgage Tip #2 - Do Not Co-Sign a Loan

When your loan is being processed, it is best not to co-sign another loan for anyone else. This could cause changes to your credit report, causing a negative effect on the closing of your loan. https://eaglehm-2.wistia.com/medias/uyua34ux7z Still have questions?...

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January 25 2017

Mortgage Tip #1 - Do Not Change Jobs

It is important that the lender knows you are reliable and have a steady income. One way of proving this is to not suddenly change jobs. Since employment verifications happen within five days of closing, it's best not to make any large lifestyle changes...

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January 24 2017

Breaking Down Your FICO Score

Most people are familiar with the FICO score version of the credit score. Scores on the FICO scale range from 300 to 850. However, there isn’t just one credit score range to go by. There are different types of credit scores, and each of them has its own...

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January 20 2017

Tips on Buying in a Tight Market

Increase your chances of getting your dream house instead of losing it to another buyer, with these easy steps. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You'll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and make your offer more desirable to the seller. Stay in close...

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January 20 2017

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle, safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part. Make a list of the activities, movies, health club, church you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far...

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January 20 2017

4 Tips to Getting Your Finances in Order

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to improve your finances, even though it may sound like a dull task. For some, the idea of sorting out their finances isn’t very appealing, but it can help set yourself up for a solid financial...

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January 14 2017

What Is a REALTOR?

A real estate agent is a REALTOR when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, The Voice for Real Estate -- the world's largest professional association. The term REALTOR is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real...

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January 14 2017

What Your Home Inspection Should Cover

Siding: Look for dents or buckling Foundations: Look for cracks or water seepage Exterior Brick: Look for cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricks Insulation: Look for condition, adequate rating for climate Doors and Windows: Look for loose or tight...

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