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What Is A Mortgage Broker and Why Should You Use One?

Buying a home isn’t a solo endeavor. As much help is necessary at every step of the way, closing the deal on your dream house requires someone with a special skill set: a broker. Aside from the fact that it’s their job to help you get the best deal, brokers can offer much much more.     They’re paid to help you. Brokers don’t get paid until you close the deal on a house, so they’re just as incentivized to sign on the dotted line as much as you are. If they don’t make sure your closing process goes as...
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5 Mistakes To Avoid By Getting A Home Inspection

Even if you’re ready to sign the papers and close the deal on your new dream home, it’s important to make sure one more thing gets done: the home inspection. Why get a home inspection BEFORE buying the home? While it might seem like overkill, getting a home inspection performed can help you avoid five pretty major mistakes moving forward. Losing Leverage The information you learn during a home inspection can help make sure that you have leverage when negotiating a deal moving forward. If you didn’t know that information before, it become more difficult to get the deal that...
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Is A St. Louis VA Loan The Right Choice For You?

If you’re a veteran, you’ve probably heard of VA loans. But do you know exactly what it takes to get one? And what the benefits are when you do? Here at Liberty Lending, we’ve got years of experience providing veterans in the St. Louis area with VA loans, so we know how to break it down. Here’s the formula for VA loans: Service Record + Credit Score + Income Level = No Down Payment, 100% Financing and Great Fixed Rates Let’s explore how everything comes together. First, this is what goes into a VA loan.   Service Record When applying...
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A Conversation With Liberty Lending – USDA Loan Talk

When applying for a loan, it can be difficult to get the information that you need to narrow down your options. Even once you’ve determined the type of loan you need, such as a USDA loan, the questions about qualifications can seem endless. Here at Liberty Lending, we want to make the mortgage process as clear as possible. Our highly trained consultants are always ready to have a conversation that can help you figure out what works for you. If you’re interested in a USDA loan, here’s how a conversation with us might go: Homebuyer: So I think I’m finally...
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5 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Mortgage Broker

If you’ve started looking into getting a mortgage, you’ve probably realized that it’s a lot of work. But that’s no reason to worry – that’s why mortgage brokers exist. Everyday, they’re helping people just like you make the most of their mortgage. But before picking a partner that can help you do the same, it’s important to get a few answers. Here are some questions to ask any potential mortgage broker before you sign the dotted line. What is the application process like? Applying is more than half the battle when it comes to getting a mortgage, so you want...
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What Are The Differences Between FHA Loans And Conventional Loans?

  Finding the right kind of mortgage that works for you is one of the earliest and most important parts of the home buying process. Before you find the home of your dreams,  you need to figure out the best way to pay for it. Conventional loans and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are both common options, especially for first time homebuyers. How do you decide which loan makes the most sense for you? Get started by understanding the differences between them so you can make the best choice for your financial future. Down Payment Both conventional and FHA loans...
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 Three Rules You Can Break When Refinancing Your Mortgage

Before making any major decision in life, it’s important to understand the rules that go along with it. Refinancing is no different. But sometimes, knowing which rules you don’t really need to follow can help you have the best results. So forget what you’ve been told: here are the rules you can break when refinancing your mortgage.   Save At Least 1% You don’t need to save at least 1% on your interest rate for refinancing to be worth it. Lowering that percentage even just a little bit will help put money back in your pocket. It all depends on...
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How To Get A St. Louis VA Loan in Four Simple Steps

Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country deserve the opportunity to live in a home they’ve always dreamed of. That’s why we’re committed to providing competitive VA loans to veterans. The best part? It’s typically easier to qualify for VA loans than conventional mortgages, and with help from our expert loan consultants, we’ll make the process even easier. If you’re interested in a VA Loan in the St. Louis area, just check out the four-step process below.   Pre-qualification and Pre-approval Getting prequalified and approved is a simple but incredibly important step in the process. Pre-approval typically involves providing...
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