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A First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Closing on a Home

You’ve found the perfect home and the seller has accepted your offer. You’ve submitted all the necessary paperwork, your credit has been checked, and now you’re awaiting the final and most anticipated step in the mortgage and home buying process - closing. To empower...

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6 Tips to Navigate the Current Madison WI Housing Market

U.S. Home prices are soaring and affordable homes are in short supply. Dane County is no exception as real estate agents are seeing an extraordinary demand for homes in the Madison area. Bidding wars between home buyers and increased home prices might make some...

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Health

Your credit score plays a large role in your financial future, especially when it comes to purchasing a home. A higher credit score can help you qualify for home loans with lower interest rates and save you money in the long run. It’s important to understand there is...

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Top 7 Home Loan Programs

The prime home buying season has arrived and because we’re currently in a seller’s market, it’s important to understand what’s ahead as you enter the home buying process. Although a mortgage professional will be available to walk you through your financing options,...

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Top 5 Benefits of VA Home Loans

You’ve already determined your eligibility for a VA home loan and have reviewed the steps to take to apply. You know a VA home loan is the right option for you, but did you know there are several benefits provided by the Veterans Administration for those obtaining a...

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5 Tips to Navigate a Seller’s Market

The lack of homes for sale around Wisconsin is making home buying a challenge this spring. This is because we're currently in a seller's market, where there’s a shortage of properties in the face of rising demand, resulting in pricing power for the seller.  In this...

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The 6 Steps to the Mortgage Approval Process

The prime home-buying season is just around the corner. To ensure you remain competitive in the housing market this year, it’s important to prepare yourself and understand the mortgage approval process ahead of time.  Obtaining a home loan, especially if you’re a...

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy Versus Rent

As a renter, it can be tiresome putting your hard-earned money into your landlord’s pockets each month, but it beats paying thousands on a new home each month, right? At first glance, renting may seem to be the smartest and least expensive option compared to buying,...

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4 ‘Must-Dos’ for First-Time Homebuyers

You can already see yourself standing at the threshold of your dream home, gleaming with pride as you hold your sparkling new set of keys. You know you’re ready to sign the paperwork and hand your money over for those keys, but have you done all of the research to...

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5 Advantages to Buying a Home This Winter

You’ve spent months searching for the perfect home, getting everything organized to prepare for the big purchase. But there’s a problem… it’s nearly winter and prime home-buying season is still months away. The anticipation of waiting till spring is driving you crazy,...

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A Comprehensive 6-Step Guide to a VA Home Loan

You’ve been shopping around for a new home, but aren’t sure of the steps to take to apply for a VA home loan. We’ve developed a simple step-by-step guide and infographic to help get you into a new home this year. Follow these 6 steps when you apply for a VA home loan:...

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3 Signs It’s Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

You’ve been paying your mortgage for a few years, and interest rates go down. Suddenly, you hear everyone talking about how now is the time to refinance your mortgage… banks, credit union, friends, family. And while you’re somewhat familiar with the concept of...

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What Are the Eligibility Requirements for VA Home Loans?

You’ve already asked the important questions to know whether you’re ready for a new home. And you’ve decided to take that next step: doing your research on the right kind of mortgage for you. However, you may not realize that you could be eligible for a Veterans...

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