Foreclosure Activity Is Still Lower than the Norm

Kevin Brierton – 1.31.2024 Have you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit uneasy about what’s ahead. But remember, these clickbait titles don’t always give you the full story. The truth is, if you compare the current numbers with what usually happens in…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

Kevin Brierton – 1.10.2024 If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own. But before you get too far down the emotional path, there are some key things to keep in mind after you apply for your mortgage and before you close. Here’s…

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How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

Kevin Brierton – 11.9.2023 For more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you care about has served in the military, it’s essential to learn about this program and its advantages. Here are some important things to know about VA loans before you buy…

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Explaining Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Kevin Brierton – 10.8.2023 When it comes to mortgages, there’s a wide array of options to choose from, and one that often piques the interest of homebuyers is the adjustable-rate mortgage or ARM. But what exactly is an ARM, and how does it differ from the more traditional fixed-rate mortgage? Let’s break it down: What…

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A Drop in Equity Doesn’t Mean Low Equity

Kevin Brierton – 6.14.2023 You may see media coverage talking about a drop in homeowner equity. What’s important to understand is that equity is tied closely to home values. So, when home prices appreciate, you can expect equity to grow. And when home prices decline, equity does too. Here’s how this has played out recently. …

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