Join Mike Thompson at the Montgomery County Housing Fair!

March 28, 2017

Housing fairs – only useful for those looking to purchase a home, right? Wrong! If you’re looking for insight into almost any home-related topic – or simply want to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry – a housing fair is worth your time. They are great opportunities for both current and future … Read More

The Importance of Loan Officers

March 3, 2017

By: James Gallagher You do not have to go through the home-buying process alone – in fact, you shouldn’t. Aside from having extensive knowledge of the various types of home loans that are available, mortgage loan officers also know the requirements and conditions necessary for applicants to successfully qualify for each type of loan. While … Read More

The Perks of Buying a Home When You’re Young

February 15, 2017

Written By: Dan Brown If you’re in your 20s or 30s and considering purchasing a home – do not be intimidated! Yes, homeownership can seem daunting, but investing in a home while you are young can be one of the best financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. In fact, according to self-made millionaire David … Read More

Why 2017 is the Year to Buy a Home

January 11, 2017

Written by: Steve Gouveia & Mike Thompson There is a lot to be said about the economy in 2016: Low mortgage rates defined the third quarter More millennials moved out of family homes as job opportunities expanded There were fewer listings and new units and more owner-occupied units became rentals So, what’s in store for … Read More

Improving Your Loan Application

December 15, 2016

By: Jim Gallagher Before getting started with the home-buying process, you should familiarize yourself with the loan application requirements. Our Loan Application Checklist provides the requirements for loan applicants on a broad scale, as well as additional requirements for specific circumstances related to things such as employment, marital status, and purchasing methods (renting versus buying). … Read More

Top Terms Homebuyers Need to Know

November 14, 2016

By: Megan Weisheipl When it comes to purchasing a home, buyers are often surprised at the number of terms they do not recognize.  It is easy to get overwhelmed with mortgage rates and the different kinds of loans available.  We are here to educate you and walk you through the home-buying process so you can … Read More

5 Tips for an Open House

October 17, 2016

By: Dan Brown Whether using a real estate agent or not, if you’re a homeowner looking to sell your home, you may want to consider having an open house. While some argue that this strategy can be overly time consuming and potentially costly, due to the planning involved, these types of events do actually yield … Read More

Financing a Beach House

August 18, 2016

Tired of spending your summers commuting back and forth between your full-time residence and your beach rental? Maybe the thought of investing in a second home has crossed your mind. Aside from giving you a vacation destination without the hassle of renting, buying a home at the beach can also deliver a valuable long-term return on investment … Read More

Tips for Couples Considering Merging Their Finances

June 30, 2016

Regardless of where you are in your relationship with a significant other, merging finances and sharing responsibility for paying bills can be a major adjustment. For those recently engaged and saving for a wedding, to newlyweds who just purchased a home, to those who have simply decided to take their relationship to the next level, … Read More

Credit Scores 101: Part 2

June 15, 2016

Now that we’ve covered the Credit Score System basics – including what a credit score is and the different categories, let’s review your rights as a consumer, how they are calculated, and tips for getting and keeping the highest credit scores. Consumers Rights Until recently, many people didn’t even know this number existed because it … Read More