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.
Buying a House with No Money Down
Is it possible to buy a house with no money down? Yes. Is that a smart choice? It depends. Securing a mortgage, especially for the first time, comes with many different considerations. Continue reading to learn more about avoiding a down payment from the team at GVC Mortgage.
What is the Difference between Interest Rate and APR?
When purchasing a home, there are many new terms to learn. PMI, escrow, earnest money, and the list goes on and on. Two particular terms that can trip people up are interest rate and annual percentage rate, or APR. Why are there two different rates? Why is one higher than the other? When looking at […]
How Appraisal Gaps Affect Your Mortgage
Today’s housing market is a little crazy, to say the least. We’re seeing many changes in interest rates and costs of homes being listed. There is currently less supply than there is demand. A market like this, along with rapid changes, makes appraisal gaps much more common. What is an appraisal gap, and how does […]
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. […]
Best Ways to Prepare for Buying a House
The process of buying a new home can be a difficult task, but once you’ve made the commitment, it’ll be well worth it in the end. Unfortunately, many people are unsure where to start when it comes to purchasing a house. Have no fear, GVC Mortgage is here to help you get started. If you […]
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 […]
What Is the Debt-To-Income Ratio?
When you’re trying to buy a house, research is very important. From researching your potential new neighborhood to knowing how much house you can afford, to understanding what your mortgage options are, there is no shortage of knowledge to acquire. At GVC Mortgage, we make it a priority to form relationships with our clients so […]
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 […]
- 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
If applicable, the following items will also be needed
- Divorce decree
- Bankruptcy papers
- Proof of child support
- Awards letter (social security and pension)