Leslie Vanderwerf

Are you waiting for interest rates to drop back to the 3% range?

The reality is no one truly knows where interest rates are heading, we can all speculate, but every day things change! Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates Last...
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First Time Buyer Benefits

There are perks to being a first time homebuyer. There are many down payment assistance programs and low cost loans available to first time homebuyers.  One thing many buyers don’t...
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How much do you need for a down payment?

Many people think you need 20% down – that is not the case for most people. You can buy a home with as little as 3% down in many cases....
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What to avoid doing when you are applying for a mortgage…….

Everyone always has questions when you start the mortgage process. And of course many people give you different answers! Here is some information that can help answer questions on what...
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What to expect in 2023?

As 2022 ends, we look forward to 2023 and hope the mortgage world is a little calmer than it was in 2022! There are a few things to look for...
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Fed makes a 50 basis point increase, what happens to mortgage rates?

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee made their announcement at the end of the meeting this week – an increase of .50 as expected. They expect inflation to continue...
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How much do you need for a down payment?

Many buyers think you need 20% down and that is not true. You can buy a home with a conventional loan with as little as 3% down. So what is...
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The emotional benefits of home ownership………..

When I first saw this post on one of our blogs, it reminded me of one of the questions I ask in a first time homebuyer class. When I start...
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