Everything you need to know aboutMortgage Strategy

Gina Pogol
- 4 min read

Do I need an appraisal to refinance my home?

Do you need a home appraisal to refinance your mortgage? Not necessarily. Here’s what you need to know about conforming, USDA, FHA and VA refinances without an appraisal.

Aly J. Yale
- 9 min read

11 first-time home buyer mistakes to avoid [VIDEO]

Everyone makes mistakes. But in home buying? Those mistakes can cost you dearly. Not only can they mean more in costs (think tens of thousands more), but they can also hinder your mortgage loan. Avoid these all-too-common first-time buyer mistakes:

Peter Miller
- 3 min read

What’s better? The FHA or USDA mortgage program?

FHA or USDA mortgages, which should you choose? It’s not an easy question and there’s no single answer which is right for everyone. But it’s a question many borrowers should ask. The right answer can mean big mortgage savings.