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 […]
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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 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 […]
5 Documents Your Mortgage Lender Will Need
The home buying process is an exciting time. Especially with new app technology that allows you to view several homes from the comfort of your couch! However, once you are ready to apply for a loan, you’ll need to be prepared with the appropriate documents so the process can run as smoothly as possible. 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 […]
Top 3 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender
When you’re trying to buy or refinance a house, nothing is more important than research – and that includes researching the mortgage company you choose to use. You will likely have countless questions regarding types of mortgages, terminology you may not be familiar with, and payment plans, so you need to work with someone you […]
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 […]
3 Important Mortgage Terms
Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a veteran in the mortgage office, there are always new terms to learn or relearn. And because buying a home can be stressful enough without feeling lost on closing day, GVC Mortgage is here to help. Today we are discussing three important mortgage terms you’re likely to encounter […]
- 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)