It’s well understood that real estate “season” picks up in early spring and lasts until early fall. In general, people simply prefer not to move in the winter as it’s colder and everyone is busy with holidays. Typically, people do not want to be between homes over Christmas. There can, however, be some pretty big […]
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Buying a House in the Winter Months
What are Millennial Home Buyers Looking For?
What are Millennials interested in when looking to buy a home? Ideally, their dream home is energy efficient and includes a home office, a great backyard, and a modern kitchen. Continue reading to learn more from the team at GVC Mortgage.
Is Buying a House Cheaper Than Renting?
The bulk of most individuals’ money each month goes to keeping a roof over their heads. Whether through renting or buying, we all need a place to hang our hats, so to speak. And while there are an incredible number of factors that go into that decision, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. […]
3 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in 2022
The last couple of years have certainly been a little crazy for the housing market. We’ve seen low rates, high prices, and less volume on the market. It’s been easy to sell but tough to buy which makes the decision of purchasing a home all the more difficult. Here are three things to help you […]
Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?
At GVC Mortgage, we often talk about the benefits of buying a home and encourage first-timers to take the plunge. However, we also recognize that not everyone is ready to be a first-time homebuyer. Circumstances differ greatly from person to person, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you find out if you’re […]
How Much Does Owning a Home Cost?
If you are currently renting a home or apartment, you may be wondering if you are paying more in rent than you would if you had a mortgage. Often, rent prices are higher than a monthly mortgage payment, and this leads renters to believe that owning a home would be cheaper in the long run. […]
3 Benefits of Home Ownership
Home ownership has changed in the United States over the past several years. The generations labeled “Millennials” and “Gen-Z” are putting off buying their first home and choosing instead to rent or live in alternative housing like RVs. However, owning a home is about more than just a roof over your head and actually provides […]
3 Unconventional Ways to Find a Home
If you’ve spent any time house hunting in the past year, you know that the market is super hot for sellers, but a little tricky for buyers. Homes are selling very fast and almost always include intense bidding wars between potential buyers. If this idea seems overwhelming or discouraging to you, you might consider alternative […]
Is It Time to Downsize?
When it comes to homes, bigger isn’t always better. It’s much more important that your house fits your lifestyle and current circumstances than it be a big, impressive size. However, moving to a smaller home can be an uncomfortable thought. If you’re used to a large home, you might feel cramped in a smaller one. […]
Make Buying a Home Your New Year’s Resolution
It’s human nature to set goals for ourselves and try to achieve them, so it only makes sense to set big goals at the start of the new year. 2021 is here, but it’s not too late to set a New Year’s resolution for yourself. If you’ve been putting off buying a home for years […]
- 2 most recent paycheck stubs
- 2 months of bank statements (checking, savings, etc.)
- 2 years full federal tax returns (including W-2s and 1099s)
- Copy of your driver’s license
- Insurance agent contact information
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- Divorce decree
- Bankruptcy papers
- Proof of child support
- Awards letter (social security and pension)