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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Mortgage 101. Whether you’re a first-timer or just need a refresher, we’ve got the home financing details you’re looking for. This list of FAQs has been curated by our team members, based on common recurring questions. For a deeper dive into the mortgage experience, check out the Informed Lending Blog posts below. Better yet, drop us a line or give us a call at 480-776-2954.

Understanding Mortgage Interest Rates:  

What Shapes Your Home Loan Costs? In the realm of real estate and personal finance, few factors wield as much influence over a home’s affordability as the mortgage interest rate. …

June Update Highlights

As always, we strive to inform our clients and partners with timely market data. Here are the latest stats from our monthly Market Update with Tina Tamboer, Senior Analyst with …

Understanding Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

Which Do You Need to Buy a Home?  So, you’ve found the perfect home—the one you’ve been dreaming about. Now, you’re ready to make an offer and dive into the …

This Week with Brandi Paucek

April 29th to May 3rd Fed Meeting & Jobs Week The Fed met this week, and as expected, they did not change the rate. The good news that came out …

May Update Highlights

As always, we strive to inform our clients and partners with timely market data. Here are the latest stats from our monthly Market Update with Tina Tamboer, Senior Analyst with …

The Bison Brief

Stay informed with our latest edition of The Bison Brief from Stuart Crawford, Bison Ventures CEO! 🦬Here are some key insights: ▪️ Increased activity in March and April compared to …

The Bison Brief

Is Now the Right Time to Refinance? Stay informed with our latest edition of The Bison Brief from Stuart Crawford, Bison Ventures CEO! 🦬

April Update Highlights

As always, we strive to inform our clients and partners with timely market data. Here are the latest stats from our monthly Market Update with Tina Tamboer, Senior Analyst with …

Homeowners Plan to Stay Put How Long?

A quick look at the markets for the week ending March 15, 2024 ‌  30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Movement In an FHFA pilot program announced last week, some homeowners will …