What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?20210728102700

What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?

Caitlin RuttenJuly 28, 20210 comments
You may think that getting a mortgage is hard enough, but wait until you find out that there are all different types of mortgages. So how do you know ...
Own or Rent? What Are the Advantages of Owning vs. Renting?20210719160159

Own or Rent? What Are the Advantages of Owning vs. Renting?

Caitlin RuttenJuly 19, 20210 comments
The decision to move is not an easy one to make, but there's another choice that comes after that might be even more difficult: owning vs. renting. Fr...
Is a Home Title Lock Necessary?20210707132413

Is a Home Title Lock Necessary?

Caitlin RuttenJuly 7, 20210 comments
Your home's title is a very valuable document. While you won't see it until your mortgage is paid in full, your title should be kept safe and secure t...
What is the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR20210701140744

What is the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR

Caitlin RuttenJuly 1, 20210 comments
Do you know the difference between interest rate and APR? Let's face it: finance is always tricky, especially when it comes to your new home! It's abs...
What Is Real Estate Transaction Tax? Understanding Your Tax Obligations20210621170622

What Is Real Estate Transaction Tax? Understanding Your Tax Obligations

Caitlin RuttenJune 21, 20210 comments
A number of tax laws may apply to a real estate transaction. This isn't surprising, considering that a real estate purchase is the single biggest tran...
How Are Mortgage Interest Rates Determined?20210604131200

How Are Mortgage Interest Rates Determined?

Caitlin RuttenJune 4, 20210 comments
Like most things in this world, mortgages are not always what they seem to be on the surface — instead of being a straightforward loan so that you can...
Is Homeowners Insurance Required, and What Does It Cover?20210521132509

Is Homeowners Insurance Required, and What Does It Cover?

Caitlin RuttenMay 21, 20210 comments
Buying a house comes with some important requirements, from proof of income to money for closing costs. But is homeowners insurance required, or is th...
Title Industry Trends20210507173358

Title Industry Trends

Caitlin RuttenMay 7, 20210 comments
The past few years have turned most industries on their head, and the title industry is no exception. So if you’re thinking about buying a home soon, ...
Title Insurance Premiums: Clarifying a Common Misconception20210415111629

Title Insurance Premiums: Clarifying a Common Misconception

Caitlin RuttenApril 15, 20210 comments
During your search for the perfect home, you’ve likely realized all houses are not created equal. Some are much larger than others and some have bette...
How to Prepare for Home Buying Season20210406132116

How to Prepare for Home Buying Season

Christina ChanApril 6, 20211 comment
While real estate has been a hot market year-round lately, things really heat up when home buying season rolls around. Technically, home buying season...
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