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What is the Good Neighbor Next Door Program?

What is the Good Neighbor Next Door Program?

Do you think homeownership is out of reach? What if we told you that you could buy a home for half the cost of the listing price and a $100 down payment? You would likely say we’re crazy, but the fact is, buyers eligible for HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door Program (GNND) can do just

How Much Rent Can I Really Afford?

How Much Rent Can I Really Afford?

Whether you are looking to move out for the first time or deciding it may be time to leave the roommates and find a place of your own, figuring out how much rent you can truly afford is the best place to start. What percent of your paycheck should go to rent? How much do

What are Micro Apartments?

What are Micro Apartments?

Do you ever feel like you pay too much rent for space you don’t use? You aren’t alone. There are a lot of positives to downsizing your space to what is considered to be a micro-apartment. These units are between 300 to 500 square feet and are usually located within the heart of a community.

Mortgage Applications and Credit Inquiries: What You Need to Know

Mortgage Applications & Credit Inquiries: What You Need To Know

How does a hard credit inquiry affect my score? If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering about the mortgage application and how that impacts your credit score. (HINT: There is great news within) When applying for a home loan, this requires a hard pull on your credit, also known as a

Tips on Finding a Cheap Apartment in a New City

Tips on Finding a Cheap Apartment in a New City

Moving to a new city is already daunting enough. You’ve got the job, and now you’ve got to find a place to live. It may seem easy, but there is so much up in the air that it can be overwhelming. There are many reasons that you may relocate for a job— military, healthcare, and

Home Loans for Healthcare Workers

Mortgage Loan Options for Doctors and Nurses

If you are a healthcare worker—a nurse, doctor, therapist, medical assistant, etc—buying a home is no easy task. Especially after the pandemic and still working through the waves, you have sacrificed enough time and energy to focus on other people. Now, it is time for you to take some of that back—in a house you

What You Should Know About Hero Home Programs for Military

What You Should Know About Hero Home Programs for Military

You answered the call to make the ultimate sacrifice, but that shouldn’t have to be affordable housing. When you or your spouse is in the military, you have enough on your plate to worry about. Trying to buy a house can feel like another level of stress piled on top of that. Hero Home Programs

Is Hero Home Programs Legit?

Is the Hero Home Program Legit?

It can be hard to decipher what’s legit and what’s a waste of time when it comes to home loan programs. And far too often, it’s not until it is too late do you ever find out that it’s a waste of time. So, maybe you’re hearing about a Hero Home Program and what they

How Hero Home Programs Help Teachers Get Their Dream Homes

How Hero Home Programs Help Teachers Get Their Dream Home

Teachers are some of the most integral parts of society and are great community leaders. They shape the next generation of thinkers and innovators. All in eight hours a day for five days a week. Especially after the pandemic, we’ve all come to understand how important of a role they play in the world. And

5 Ways Hero Home Programs Can Help First-Time Home Buyers

5 Ways Hero Home Programs Can Help First-Time Home Buyers

When it comes to buying a home for the first time, it can feel overwhelming. You may even feel a little stranded, confused, and not sure where to turn for help. But there is help for first-time homebuyers. Hero Home Programs™ can help those looking to purchase their first home! There are a lot of

Working With Hero Home Programs: Is It Worth It?

Working With Hero Home Programs: Is It Worth It?

Buying a home can be a mix of excitement, anticipation, confusion, and even frustrations. Add in that programs that are supposedly designed to help homebuyers but just add more confusion and stress. Trying to sort through what programs are worth it and not can be a tough challenge. The Hero Home Program is one of

Pre-qualification or Pre-approval: What’s the Difference?

  What’s the difference between getting pre-qualified versus pre-approved? In this video, we’ll break down the differences between pre-qualification and pre-approval, and what those differences mean for YOU and your home buying journey. ✔️  What are the differences between pre-qualification and pre-approval? ✔️  How do I go about getting pre-qualified or pre-approved? ✔️  What are

The Top 3 Benefits to Refinancing Your Home

  What do you stand to gain from your home refinance? In this video, we’ll break down the top 3 benefits to refinancing your home. ✔️  How can refinancing help you pay off credit card debt? ✔️  What are some of the best ways to save thousands of dollars when refinancing your home? ✔️  How

What Is Home Equity and Why Is It Important?

  What is equity in a home? What can you do with your home equity? In this video, we’ll answer frequently asked questions about home equity. ✔️  What is home equity? ✔️  What are the benefits of building up equity in your home? ✔️  How does home equity affect you and your future? When buying

Watch Out for This Common Homebuyer Mistake!

  Be on the lookout for this common mistake that all home buyers should avoid! In this video, we’ll explain a common homebuyer mistake that can hurt your chances of getting approved. When you’re in the process of buying a home, it’s important to have a trustworthy lender on your side. An accredited local lender

How Can I Protect My Credit Score?

  How to protect your credit score when buying your home In this video, we’ll break down 2 common credit mistakes that homebuyers should avoid. ✔️  What common mistakes should you avoid that might hurt your credit? ✔️  How does opening or closing credit card accounts affect your score? ✔️  What are some ways that

Why Some Interest Rates Seem Too Good to Be True

  Is this mortgage interest rate too good to be true? In this video, we’ll explain the red flags to look out for when you’re buying a home. ✔️  What does it mean when an extremely low-interest rate is “too good to be true?” ✔️  How can you avoid this common home buyer mistake? To

Should I Wait for a Lower Rate?

  Home buying tips: Should you buy a home now or wait for a lower interest rate? In this video, we’ll break down frequently asked questions about mortgage interest rates. ✔️  What does it mean when a homebuyer tries to “time the market”? ✔️  Is “timing the market” a good strategy when buying your home?

Do Police Officers Get Assistance with Housing?

Do Police Officers Get Assistance With Housing?

If you are a police officer, you put yourself on the line to keep your community safe every day. And we thank you for all you do for us. Whether it be protecting or serving, we value the work you do and consider you a hero. And as a hero, we want you to achieve

Home Buying for Teachers: How to Save Money On Down Payments

Home Buying for Teachers: How to Save Money for Down Payments

If world events have taught us anything, it is how crucial teachers are to our communities and society. And if you’re one, first of all, thank you for all the hard work you put in even outside your salaried contract hours. We see you, we hear you, and we want to help you. We know

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