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What is Mortgage PITI?

What is Mortgage PITI?

As you go through the mortgage process, you may encounter the acronym PITI in some of your documents. No, this does not mean your mortgage company is taking “pity” on you and giving you a discount. It is simply a term that includes all the components (pri

Apr 13, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What do Appraisers Consider When Valuing a House?

What do Appraisers Consider When Valuing a House?

As you begin the process to get a new mortgage, whether for a home purchase or a refinance loan, your lender will order an appraisal for the property to determine how much it is worth. That valuation will play a large part in your overall mortgage plan. I

Apr 11, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Should You Stay in Your Home Or Rent in Retirement?

Should You Stay in Your Home Or Rent in Retirement?

Your home is probably one of your most valuable assets, especially if you’ve been there for many years. As you near retirement age, you may ask yourself, would it be better to stay in my house as long as possible or to sell it and rent once I retire? The

Apr 06, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Should You Help Your Kids Pay for Their Mortgage?

Should You Help Your Kids Pay for Their Mortgage?

According to a recent survey, almost a quarter of millennials and Gen Z homeowners said their parents had given them money in the past year to help with a rent or mortgage payment. That’s not hard to understand considering how much skyrocketing inflation

Apr 04, 2023 |

How to Buy a Vacation Home in 5 Steps

How to Buy a Vacation Home in 5 Steps

Buying a vacation home can be a great way to spend time in the place you love and save money over time on lodging fees. Here are 5 important steps to buying that dream property by the seaside or in the mountains. Determine the Function of the Vacation H

Mar 30, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What is Cash to Close?

What is Cash to Close?

As you get into the mortgage application process, you may hear your lender use the term “cash to close.” What’s the difference between this phrase and closing costs? What does “Cash to Close” mean? Also called “funds to close,” cash to close denotes the t

Mar 28, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

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