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.
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. […]
How to Buy a House Out of State
Are you relocating to Indiana from another state? Buying a house long distance can be a tricky process, especially if you’re comparing your experience to those portrayed on HGTV. Unfortunately, it’s rarely feasible for a homebuyer to make several trips to their desired location to look at houses multiple times and get the full house […]
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. […]
Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs
If you are in the process of buying your first home, you may think it’s as simple as finding a monthly mortgage you can afford. However, there are costs associated with buying a house that go beyond your mortgage payment, and they are referred to as “closing costs.” Today on the blog, our team at […]
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 […]
Are Online Mortgage Calculators Accurate?
House shopping has changed over the years. Potential buyers used to be at the complete mercy of their realtor to find homes to look at. However, in our modern age of technology, you can view homes online, through several different apps, or even on Facebook! With all that information at our fingertips, it’s no wonder […]
- 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)