The 30 Year Fixed

A Strong Option in a Weak Economy If you have been weighing your options in the housing market you may want to make your decision to buy or refinance now while rates as well as home prices remain low. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage loan has long been the steady favorite of products offered to ...

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Now is a good time to paint interior rooms while it is still warm enough to have the windows open for ventilation. Test your heating system before you need it to make sure everything is working properly. Clean and vacuum dust from vents, baseboard heaters and cold-air returns. Check out year-end close-out sales on lawn ...

What is Your Home Worth? The Truth About Appraisals

The first thing appraisers look at is the outside of the home. Curb appeal does matter, because the condition of the exterior of your house, including paint condition and the landscaping, directly reflects the interior of your home. A good looking lawn implies that the interior is taken care of as well. A common misconception ...

Ensure Your Equity with 1st Advantage Value Guard™

While the housing market has improved over the years, there is still a lingering fear that people have which is leading too many qualified homebuyers to rent instead of buy. To ease this fear 1st Advantage Mortgage has a new product to offer that will boost your confidence in buying a home called 1st Advantage ...

What FICO Score is used?

Planning Ahead for Home Ownership:

Establish good credit habits. Use credit cards responsibly. Create a spending budget and don’t exceed the limit. Keep up with your monthly payments, making sure to pay them on time. Start saving for a down payment. The larger the down payment you can put on a house the less interest you will have to pay ...

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