Tag: “get a mortgage”

Homebuying resources for veterans in California

Memorial Day may have come and gone, but at Open Listings, we are committed to helping veterans and their families year-round. Fortunately, California is also has the same mission at heart. Our home state is a cut above in the number of programs available to help returning and active-duty service members find stable housing and employment. As a thank you for your service, we’ve compiled a list of those resources below. Read them over to see which ones might

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Should you get pre-approved for a mortgage before looking?

TL;DR Yes. In this competitive homebuying market, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is truly the first step that you should take in buying a home. However, first-time homebuyers are often intimidated by amount of legwork that it takes to get approved and end up shuttling this process to the end of their to-do list, which can be a costly mistake. So, if you’re one of those would-be buyers, this post is for you. We’re taking a closer

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Buying in a seller's market? Here's 5 tips.

Looking to get in on that perfect home in your dream neighborhood? So is everyone else. Whether it's the killer school district, walkability, or central location that makes your target neighborhood a top pick, odds are homes for sale in hot markets are hard to come by. If you want to call your dream 'hood home, you’re going to need to buy smart. Luckily, you’re not in this alone. We know what buying in a hot market (also

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Introducing Partner Lenders at Open Listings

At Open Listings, we believe that homebuying doesn't have to be hard -- which means building the knowledge, tools, and support to give everyone the confidence to own their future. Today, we're launching the latest step in creating an easier homebuying process. We're proud to announce that we've partnered with some of the most experienced, well-reviewed, and dedicated mortgage lenders in California and Washington to help Open Listings buyers get closer to their home goals. With an Open Listings Partner

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How to apply for a mortgage: Your 4-step guide.

TLDR; Applying for a home loan is the first step to take when getting serious about buying a home. It will help you understand how much house you truly can afford. Get ready for the application process by gathering your financial info, finding a lender to work with, and getting pre-approved. You can always shop around and pick another lender once you get an accepted offer. Mortgage loan pre-approval means approaching a lender with financial, credit, debt, and other information

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7-Step Guide to Finding Your Best Mortgage Lender in 2018

TL;DR Finding the best interest rate requires finding the best lender for your financial situation. Local banks, national banks, online lenders, and more all vary in what they offer. Prioritize researching loan options and interest rates to discover what’s best for you. Locking in a low-interest rate is critical, but your choice of lender hugely impacts your mortgage experience. This guide will break down the pros and cons of top mortgage lenders. Open Listings can connect you with

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