Leslie Vanderwerf

Help making a household budget

When I’m talking with clients about mortgages, I frequently ask what they are comfortable with in a house payment. Sometimes people know what they can afford, other times they have...
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Want to know about more about your credit score? Can you buy with bad credit?

Everybody makes mistakes, but a low credit score shouldn’t cost you your dreams of homeownership. Even if your credit history prevents you from securing a traditional mortgage, there are many...
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Mortgage Insurance thoughts

Every home buyer’s situation is different. Some people have 20% down (or more!) and mortgage insurance is not an issue. Others have very little money and need to figure out...
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How Inflation Affects the Housing Market

Have you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected. Whenever there are changes to one, both are affected. Here’s a high-level overview of the connection between...
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First time homebuyer tips!

Buying your first home is a big deal. At CrossCountry Mortgage, we believe the process of buying your first home should be exciting and fun, not intimidating or confusing. With...
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Mortgage Rate Predictions

One of the questions I get asked frequently is when are rates going to start to drop. The last few weeks have been a bit ugly in the mortgage rate...
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Ways to use the equity in your home

With home prices increasing over the past few years, many people have a lot of equity in their home. The equity in your home builds as you pay down your...
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Are you ready to buy?

How To Know If You’re Ready to Buy a Home If you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking...
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