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What is the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR?

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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Buy a House Out of State

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 […]

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Mortgage Calculators

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 […]

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Unconventional Ways to Find a House

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 […]

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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. […]

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Make Your New Year's Resolution Buying a House

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 […]

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Open House Red Flags

3 Red Flags to Avoid While House Hunting

In the current, fast-paced housing market, it can be difficult to take your time while house hunting. Of course, you want to make a wise decision; but often, if you don’t act fast, another buyer will swoop in with an offer and you’ve missed your chance. At GVC Mortgage, we understand that home buying is […]

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How Soon After Purchase Can I Sell my Home?

How Soon After Purchasing a Home Can I Sell It?

If you’ve recently purchased a home, you may already be wondering when you can sell it. The short answer is, once it’s legally yours, you can sell it whenever you want. However, the long answer is a little more complicated, because while it is legal, it often doesn’t make financial sense to resell quickly. Our […]

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent

When tackling one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, it’s important to have a great partner. Your real estate agent plays such a huge part in your home buying experience that choosing one can seem pretty daunting. After all, there’s no shortage of real estate agents vying for your business via online ads, […]

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