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Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments: The Secret Hack for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments: The Secret Hack for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Homeownership is a significant milestone, but the thought of being tied to a 30-year mortgage can be daunting. What if there was a way to pay off your mortgage faster…

Self-Employed and House Hunting: How to Score a Mortgage on Your Terms

Self-Employed and House Hunting: How to Score a Mortgage on Your Terms

Navigating the home-buying process can be daunting for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you're self-employed. Without a traditional paycheck and a conventional 9-to-5 job, securing a mortgage…

Creative Financing Options for Homebuyers with Low Down Payments

Creative Financing Options for Homebuyers with Low Down Payments

Dreaming of owning a home but feeling daunted by the down payment? You're not alone, and we're here to help! At RCG Mortgage, we believe that homeownership should be accessible…

Understanding Mortgage Insurance: What It Is and When You Need It

Understanding Mortgage Insurance: What It Is and When You Need It

Welcome back to our blog, where we turn the complexities of mortgages into something easy and fun. Today, we're tackling a topic that often feels like the fine print of…

Breaking the 20% Myth: Alternative Ways to Manage Your Down Payment

Breaking the 20% Myth: Alternative Ways to Manage Your Down Payment

Today, we’re tackling a topic that’s been a thorn in the side of many aspiring homeowners: the 20% down payment myth. Yes, you read that right—it's a myth! You don’t…

How to Find the Best Loan for Your Needs

The Dos and Don’ts of Mortgage Shopping: How to Find the Best Loan for Your Needs

Welcome to our cozy corner of the internet where mortgages aren’t just a financial commitment—they’re an adventure! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate pro, finding the…

The Importance of Shopping Around for the Best Mortgage Rates

The Importance of Shopping Around for the Best Mortgage Rates

In the journey to homeownership, securing the right mortgage is paramount. It's not just about finding a lender willing to extend you a loan—it's about finding the best terms, rates,…

Tips for Improving Your Chances of Mortgage Approval with a Low Credit Score

Tips for Improving Your Chances of Mortgage Approval with a Low Credit Score

When obtaining a mortgage, your credit score is pivotal in determining your eligibility and interest rate. While a low credit score may present challenges, it doesn't have to be a…

Navigating Mortgage Approval with Non-Traditional Income Sources

Navigating Mortgage Approval with Non-Traditional Income Sources

Securing a mortgage can be complex and daunting, especially for individuals with non-traditional income sources. Whether you're self-employed, receive income from rental properties, or have income from investments, navigating the…

Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Early and Saving on Interest

Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Early and Saving on Interest

As a seasoned mortgage expert, I've witnessed firsthand the financial freedom of paying off your mortgage ahead of schedule. It's a goal that many homeowners aspire to achieve, and with…

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers Securing a Mortgage Loan

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers: Securing a Mortgage Loan

For many, purchasing their first home is a monumental milestone, marking a significant step towards financial stability and personal fulfillment. However, navigating the complex landscape of mortgage loans can be…

Creative Financing Solutions in Today’s Real Estate Market

Creative Financing Solutions in Today’s Real Estate Market

In an ever-evolving real estate landscape, where markets fluctuate, and financing options diversify, creative solutions have become indispensable for both buyers and sellers. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer navigating through…

How to Negotiate the Best Deal on Your Mortgage Interest Rate

How to Negotiate the Best Deal on Your Mortgage Interest Rate

Securing a mortgage is one of the most significant financial decisions you'll make in your lifetime. Among the many factors to consider, the interest rate on your mortgage plays a…

Understanding the Role of a Mortgage Broker in Your Homebuying Journey

Understanding the Role of a Mortgage Broker in Your Homebuying Journey

Embarking on the journey to homeownership is an exciting but often complex process, especially when securing the right mortgage. Amidst the sea of loan options, interest rates, and financial jargon,…

Unveiling the Valuation Puzzle: The Role of Appraisals in the Mortgage Approval Process

Unveiling the Valuation Puzzle: The Role of Appraisals in the Mortgage Approval Process

The journey to homeownership involves navigating through various stages, and one crucial step in the process is the home appraisal. Appraisals play a pivotal role in determining the fair market…

Unlocking Financial Freedom: Creative Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Unlocking Financial Freedom: Creative Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Owning a home is a significant achievement, but the burden of a mortgage can sometimes feel overwhelming. The good news is that there are creative and effective ways to pay…

Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid: Lessons for First-Time Homebuyers

Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid: Lessons for First-Time Homebuyers

For many, the journey to homeownership is an exciting adventure, a significant milestone that marks financial stability and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams. However, the path to purchasing your first…

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): A Guide to Navigating Its Necessity in Homeownership

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): A Guide to Navigating Its Necessity in Homeownership

Embarking on the journey to homeownership is thrilling and complex, with numerous financial considerations. One crucial aspect that often comes into play is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). In this blog…

The Role of Credit Scores in Securing a Favorable Mortgage Rate

The Role of Credit Scores in Securing a Favorable Mortgage Rate

Embarking on the journey of homeownership involves navigating a myriad of financial considerations, and at the forefront of this venture is the often mysterious realm of credit scores. Understanding the…

What Is A Mortgage Payment?

What Is A Mortgage Payment?

 Today, we are going to dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes up your monthly mortgage payment. You might be surprised to learn that it's not just about repaying…

Andrew Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

The Mortgage Hack That Can Save You Thousands: The Biweekly Payment Program

So, you've just taken the plunge and secured a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. But the thought of three long decades of monthly payments might be daunting. You might wonder if there's…

Self Employed Mortgage: How to get approved in 2023 with Non QM Loans

Self Employed Mortgage: How to get approved in 2023 with Non QM Loans

   Unveiling the Magic of Non-QM Mortgages Emerging from the shadows of the pandemic, you find yourself steering a thriving business ship. Revenue is scaling heights that leave you…

FHA Loan – What is it and How Does it Work?

FHA Loan – What is it and How Does it Work?

 In a world where homeownership seems like an elusive dream for those with less-than-perfect credit scores or limited down payment savings, a glimmer of hope emerges in the form…

Lock or Float?

Lock or Float?

In today's market update, we're going to be talking about a very important concept. Lock or float, and why it is very important to you, the consumer or a realtor…

New Conforming Loan Limit: How will it affect you!

New Conforming Loan Limit: How will it affect you!

The government just increased the conforming loan limits and here is everything you need to know about it. What is a conforming loan? A conforming loan. It has to do…

Monday Mortgage Minute with D&G

Monday Mortgage Minute with D&G

It’s time again for Mortgage Minute with D&G, and by D&G, that means Daniella and Gabriella if you guys don't know. We are at a time when mortgage demand is…

3, 2, 1 Buydown

3, 2, 1 Buydown

How can you get a lower interest rate in this housing market? I’d like to talk about the Two-One Buydown. Make sure to read until the end to determine how…

Speed, Options, and Service.

Speed, Options, and Service.

Here are three reasons why you need to work with a mortgage broker. The three reasons are speed, options, and service speed. Speed. Everybody loves instant gratification. When you work…

Psychology

Psychology

Here is how my Psychology background helped me become the mortgage broker of the year. If you want to take your business to the next level, try applying what you…

15-year fixed rate mortgage versus a 30-year fixed rate mortgage

15-year fixed rate mortgage versus a 30-year fixed rate mortgage

If you were given a chance to choose between a 15-year fixed rate mortgage versus a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, choose to go with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, and…

What to expect after your offer is accepted

What to expect after your offer is accepted

Did your offer get accepted?  If so, congratulations! One of the first major items in the escrow process is the home inspection. Hopefully you took some time for yourself to…

Finding a home and making an offer

Finding a home and making an offer

In earlier posts we discussed finding the right lender and realtor. Now it is time to move on to the most exciting and sometimes nerve racking part of the home…

How to pick the right real estate agent

How to pick the right real estate agent

In our last post we talked about the pre-approval and how the two most important items that any potential home buyer needed to focus on first was their credit and…

Two major items home buyers need to think about before contacting a realtor.

Two major items home buyers need to think about before contacting a realtor.

Many people find it useful to have a checklist and on any good checklist these 2 items should be the first items on that list. as they are essential to…

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