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Should I Pay Mortgage Taxes and Insurance on My Own?

When you buy a home or refinance, your lender will talk about setting up an “escrow” account. They may also refer to the charges in that account at “impounds.” If you are new to mortgage loans, you may not understand what these terms mean. And even if you’ve been around the mortgage block a few times, you may wonder if you’d be better off handling the impounds yourself. What are Escrow Accounts and Impounds?  Escrow is a third party-managed account that collects money for your property taxes and homeowner insurance, paying them off when the bills ...

December 30th, 2020 | Mortgage Advice, Should I Pay Mortgage Taxes and Insurance on My Own?

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All of us at Tidewater Home Funding would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope that 2021 is a year full of happiness, health and prosperity for you and your loved ones. All the Best, Tidewater Home Funding

December 23rd, 2020 | Refinancing a Home, Credit, Home Equity, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Getting Ready for Homebuying in 2021

As we head into the new year, you might be thinking about buying a new home at some point in 2021. And with interest rates still at historic lows, the time is still right to jump at the opportunity. Keep in mind that, to qualify for a mortgage, your credit profile still matters. Use the tips below to strengthen your credit profile and pave the way for a great year ahead. Guard Your Credit Score Like a Hawk Lenders want to see you have a solid history of paying debt on time and in a consistent way. That’s why they refer to a credit report. It is important to note that when buying...

December 22nd, 2020 Getting Ready for Homebuying in 2021

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Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Buying a home or refinancing usually involves taking out the biggest loan of your life. It's important to make sure you understand everything that goes into that mortgage and what will be required of you as a borrower. Here are the most essential questions to ask your lender before you sign on the dotted line. What types of mortgage loans are available? There are dozens of mortgage types out there: conventional or government-backed (FHA, VA, and USDA), fixed-rate or adjustable-rate, jumbo, reverse, etc. Ask your lender to explain your options and which ones would be a good fit for ...

December 16th, 2020 | Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

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Looking Forward to 2021: Setting a Budget and Reevaluating Your Finances

We can all agree that 2020 was a crazy year. Luckily, with every new year comes the opportunity to improve, and there’s no better place to focus your efforts than on finances. By setting a budget for the new year and planning fresh financial goals, you can ensure your success. Let’s talk about what your new budget entails, and exactly how you can plan out your year to meet all of those exciting 2021 goals. Assess the Last Year Before you can improve your finances, it’s important to first figure out where you stand. More specifically, you’ll want to evaluate jus...

December 11th, 2020 Looking Forward to 2021: Setting a Budget and Reevaluating Your Finances

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How Much of My Income Should Go to My Mortgage?

Back in the U.S. housing boom in the early 2000s, mortgage money flowed freely, with many borrowers being qualified for more loan than they could actually afford. When the housing bubble burst and the entire economy took a hit, those same home buyers often had a hard time keeping up with their home loan payments and ended up in foreclosure.  Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have lost jobs or had work hours reduced. While lending regulations have been tightened since the Great Recession, it is still possible for home buyers to be approved for more money t...

December 9th, 2020 | Interest Rates, Preapproval, Mortgage Advice, How Much of My Income Should Go to My Mortgage?

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