Getting Home Loans With Bad Credit

Home loans for people with bad credit are surprisingly available. If you have had credit challenges in the past and want to refinance or buy a home, you have options. There are excellent loans such as FHA and VA loans that give you the opportunity to buy or refinance a home even if you have… Continue Reading

Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved: What Is the Difference?

Buying a home is a process with many steps. Practically anyone who has started that journey eventually contacted a Real Estate agent, and the question has come up: Have you been pre-approved? The homebuyer may have been pre-qualified by a lender and may think that it is the same thing. Unfortunately, pre-qualification and pre-approval are… Continue Reading

How to Qualify for Financing an Investment Property

Are you thinking about buying an investment property? Do you already own an investment property and you’re considering refinancing, either to reduce your rate or to take out some cash? Perhaps you already own your own home where you live, and you’ve gone through the underwriting process a few times so you’re familiar with what… Continue Reading

How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

When I am an old woman and look back on my life, I don’t think there’s anything I’ll remember more fondly than the years I spent working as a buyer’s agent. This is often considered an entry level position, but for me it was the ultimate in the helping professions. I could tell you about… Continue Reading

Long Distance Moves Made Easy!

Hello! Did you miss us? I’ve been contemplating how to begin again here at USMC. It’s been a while and the last thing I want to do is publish self-serving drivel, but at the same time, if the story of my last couple of years can help to better explain how to go about a long… Continue Reading

How Much is My House Worth?

In my long career as a Realtor, one of the most common problems I encountered was homeowners who had absolutely no idea what their homes were worth. That was before things like Zillow and Trulia popped up, but it’s not like the Internet has been able to make a huge dent in this problem. The… Continue Reading

Improving Your Chances for a HELOC

As housing values increase across the country, more people are thinking about tapping into that hidden potential in their homes. Home equity is becoming a thing again, guys, and there’s no denying that it’s a great solution for life’s problems, both big and small. If you plan on staying in your home for the long… Continue Reading