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What to know about getting a mortgage if you're self-employed

Grasp the unique considerations for self-employed mortgage applicants. Learn key tips and information to present your strongest financial profile. Transform your self-employment into a home ownership advantage.

Using Lender Credits to Pay Closing Costs

Learn how you can effectively use lender credits to offset closing costs and potentially save thousands on your mortgage. Turn home ownership from a dream into reality today.

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 you need to know before getting a mortgage

Equip yourself with essential knowledge before embarking on the mortgage journey. Own Up's detailed guide covers critical considerations such as credit scores, down payments, and interest rates, helping you prepare for a successful mortgage application.

The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need for a Mortgage

We've created a handy checklist. Discover the key documents you'll need, from credit reports to income verification, ensuring a smooth and successful mortgage application.

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

Why Appraisals are Taking Longer Than Ever

An appraisal is a report prepared by a professional appraiser that sets forth an unbiased opinion of value. This report is used by the lender to assure the market value of the property you are buying meets or exceeds the price you have agreed to pay.

How Your Income Impacts Your Ability to Get a Home Loan

Understand how lenders consider your income with Own Up's detailed guide. Find out what matters in your financial profile when securing a mortgage. Knowledge is power - empower yourself today!

Which Home Lender Institution is Best for You?

Dive into Own Up's vibrant guide that decodes the diverse world of mortgage lenders. Unravel the intricacies of different types of lenders and steer your home buying journey with confidence.

Understanding Closing Costs

Learn about the various fees and expenses that make up closing costs, helping you plan and manage your budget for a successful home purchase.

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