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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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