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Category: Credit

Category: Credit

8 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in the New Year

December 21, 2017  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Whether you are planning to buy a home in 2018, or are considering refinancing your mortgage, you’ll want to make sure your credit is in tip top shape to get the best interest rate possible. Here are 8 ways to… Read more

7 Financial Habits That Will Make Buying A Home Easier

November 20, 2017  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Good credit is important in qualifying for a mortgage, but potential homebuyers with less-than-perfect credit can still get a mortgage. No matter what your score, these seven financial habits will make buying a home much easier: Paying your bills on… Read more

9 Steps to Take Now to Buy a Home Next Year

October 30, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

You and your family are thinking of buying a new home – or your next one – in 2018. There are things you can do now to prepare yourself. Here are seven steps to get you ready for this exciting… Read more

Team Marti’s Top 10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

June 19, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

A seller’s market can be a tough place for first-time homebuyers to purchase their first home, but don’t despair. It is certainly doable. Educate yourself on what’s needed to succeed in a seller’s market and work with an experienced Realtor… Read more

Honest Advice for First-Time Homebuyers in a Sellers’ Market

April 24, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

  With home inventory so low, homes are selling quickly and above the asking price, in many cases. Here is some sound advice to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in this sellers’ market: Get pre-approved from a mortgage lender…. Read more

5 Tips for Getting a Mortgage in 2017

March 6, 2017  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Unless you’ve got a trust fund or buckets of cash lying around, if you want to buy a home this year, you’ll need a mortgage. Here are 5 tips to help you find a mortgage that meets your needs: Find… Read more

7 Reasons Your Credit Score May Have Dropped

November 7, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

A good credit history is needed to buy a home, but what constitutes a “good” credit score varies by lender and loan type. For example, to qualify for an FHA loan with a 3.5% down payment, you need a FICO… Read more

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

As we said in our Oct. 17 blog post, this is a seller’s market, so it is important that you get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. Here’s what you’ll need to qualify in the current real estate market: A… Read more

Top 10 Home Buyer FAQs: Part 1

August 15, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

  Prospective home buyers have a lot of questions about buying their first – or next – home. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear from home buyers. 1.  How do I get started? What’s the… Read more

Homebuyer FAQs: Mortgage and Closing Costs

July 11, 2016  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

What You Need to Know about Mortgage & Closing Costs Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner ready for your next home, it is important to understand mortgage and closing costs. Here are some frequently asked questions… Read more

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