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Navigating The Final Steps of the Homebuying Process

Neighborhood research — Check. Pre-approval — Check. Found the perfect home and have an accepted offer (APPLAUSE) — Check. So now what? Sorry to say, but you’ve only gotten through half the battle of the home buying process. In fact, things might start to feel even a bit MORE overwhelming than when you first started … Continued

Your One-Stop Shop for All of Your Mortgage Resource Needs

When it comes to purchasing a home, things can get pretty complicated — and stressful. From trying to find the right mortgage program to figuring out the perfect location and house, there are so many things to consider. Thankfully, eLEND’s interactive resource library can serve as a homebase for all your mortgage questions, especially for … Continued

Helping A Globe-Trotting Hero Put Down Roots

After she graduated from boot camp, Megan’s career as a soldier in the Army took her around the world. To Okinawa. Germany. The Middle East. Texas. When she finally had enough seniority to request a longer-term post, she knew she wanted to buy a house — so she’d have a home base regardless of where … Continued

There’s Nothing Better Than Coming Home To A Place Of Your Own

“Being a cop isn’t much like those detective shows you see on TV. I’d say it’s a lot harder,” said Carl, a five-year veteran of the force. “With a job that can be as stressful as mine, it’s important to have a place to unwind when you’re off duty. When I was renting, I never … Continued

Raising a Few Eyebrows in the Teachers’ Lounge

Teachers have one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet — educating and guiding the next generation. But it’s certainly not the most lucrative profession. After all, money generally isn’t the reason people like Carmen get into — or stay in — education. “After word got out that I bought a home, I had … Continued

How This Firefigher Bought His First Home

Todd always wanted to be a firefighter. So he pursued that goal with everything he had, starting with volunteering as an EMT in high school. After graduating from the academy, he looked for open positions in states close to where he grew up — to be close to family. “After a few years of working … Continued

How The Advantage Program Helped a Nurse Buy Her First Home

Registered nurses are in demand in the US, and also command a very healthy salary on average. But job security and a solid paycheck don’t always add up to instant home ownership. Just ask Jennifer. “I’ll be honest, it was tough to save up a down payment. I moved to this area for the job, … Continued

How Amy & Joe Bought Their First Home

Amy and Joe are like many Americans in their early thirties. They’ve got good jobs. They work hard. And they try to save as much as they can for the future. But it’s hard. Especially since both of them are still paying off their student loans. Between that and the general costs of running a … Continued

The Value of Choosing the Right Mortgage Partner

When it comes to picking the right mortgage broker, there are a lot of things to consider – because remember, not all are the same. Although there are many great mortgage partners out there, not all of them are the right fit for you. So, what makes them the right fit you may ask? Well, … Continued

Is a Down Payment Keeping You from Buying?

Let’s face it, we don’t all have $10,000 under our mattress or in the freezer to allot to the down payment of a home. While most of us aspire to become home owners, sometimes life just gets in the way with student loans, medical expenses or simply the inability to get ahead living check to … Continued