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What Does it Mean to Be ‘Under Contract’?

The homebuying process doesn’t end after a seller accepts an offer. Here’s what it means to go under contract and how it can impact the closing process.

What are HOA Fees and How Do They Impact the Price of Your Home?

There are many benefits to living in a community with homeowners association fees, but they can also impact your budget.

Making the Decision to Work with a Mortgage Consultant

Learn about mortgage consultants and decide if obtaining one is the right decision for you.

Who is the Best Mortgage Advisor for Me?

Choosing the right mortgage advisor can make all the difference in your home buying process. Discover Own Up's key qualities to look for in a mortgage advisor, ensuring they offer the best advice tailored to your specific needs and goals.

What to Look for in a Mortgage Advisor

Make informed decisions in your home buying process. Learn about the vital role of a mortgage advisor, key selection criteria, and how they can simplify your mortgage application for a successful home purchase.

Credit Score for Mortgage Approval

Explore crucial insights on credit scores for mortgage approval in our comprehensive guide. Learn what score you need, how it affects your interest rates, and actionable steps to improve your credit for a successful home buying journey with Own Up

How Long Does Pre-Approval for a Mortgage Last

Own Up's guide sheds light on the duration of mortgage pre-approval, its importance in the home buying process, and how to keep your financial profile updated.

Questions to ask a realtor before hiring one

Wondering what questions to ask a realtor? Here’s our pro advice. Click here to read now!

VA Closing Costs

Learn more about how closing costs can change for VA loans.

Written Verification of Income (VOE)

Learn how written verification of income (VOE) factors into the mortgage process.

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