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Leslie Vanderwerf

Pros and Cons of Refinancing

Are you looking to save money on your bills? Now that the holidays are over, many people are realizing they may have overspent in the last couple of months. Others...
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What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

If you want to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. Fortunately, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages...
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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own. But before you get too far down...
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Homeowner’s insurance

Every homeowner needs homeowner’s insurance and lately all I hear is my premium is going up! So what’s going on? Mortgage lenders require homeowner’s insurance before you can close. The...
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Housing Market Thoughts for 2024

Everyone has different opinions on what is going to happen in 2024 but here are some thoughts. The biggest issues are interest rates and housing inventory. Those will still be...
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What You Need To Know About Down Payments [INFOGRAPHIC]

When I’m talking with clients I still hear that some people think they need 20% down to buy a home. This is not true! You can buy with as little...
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No Fed Rate Hike in December

The Federal Reserve ended it’s December meeting and skipped a rate hike for the third meeting in a row. No one expected the Fed to raise rates this month based...
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Smart Budgeting for First-Time Homebuyers

The decision to buy your first home is built on a solid budget. The stuff dreams are made of. We’ve all heard this expression dozens of times in any number...
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