Mortgage Resources

Managing Market Uncertainty About the 2020 Mortgage Rates Forecast

Managing Market Uncertainty About the 2020 Mortgage Rates Forecast

One of the top questions on most homeowners’ and future homeowners’ minds is: what is the mortgage rate forecast and where are the mortgage rates likely to go in 2020? And while we wish there was a hard and fast answer, it simply can’t be known with certainty. However, we can gather some clues by examining the yield of U.S. Treasury securities, the performance of the U.S. economy and the actions taken by way of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee.

Paying Your 2019 Property Taxes: What You Need to Know

Paying Your 2019 Property Taxes: What You Need to Know

While no amount of tax information could be considered awe-inspiring, we want to ensure you’re in-the-know. Specifically, we want to answer your questions about who pays property taxes and when, who qualifies for a homestead exemption, and how to challenge your property tax assessment. Because one thing we know for absolute sure is, property taxes are coming due! You can run but you can’t … not pay.

5 Tips to Selling Your Home This Summer

5 Tips to Selling Your Home This Summer

If you can’t shake the idea of purchasing a new home—the one with the larger backyard, extra bathrooms, more privacy, or downsizing to be closer to your grandchildren—consider this your nudge. Right now is not only the perfect time for some R&R, but it’s the perfect time to list your home. To help you sift through the minutiae to best position your home to sell in your market, here are five tips to get you ready.

3 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Buy Your First Home

3 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Buy Your First Home

Taking the leap from renting to becoming a first-time homebuyer may seem out of reach. But if you can’t shake the question — how will I know if I’m ready to buy a house? — then you may be getting close. Knowing when to buy a house is a decision that requires much thought and planning. Your answers to these three questions might help you realize you’re more ready than you think.

Rent vs Buy Calculator

Rent vs Buy Calculator

Should you rent or buy? Use our convenient Rent vs Buy Calculator to compare the costs of buying and renting to see which makes the most sense for you.

Refinance Calculator

Refinance Calculator

Interested in refinancing your home? Use this Home Refinance Calculator to see how much your monthly payments would be at today’s low interest rates.

Do’s and Don’ts of Applying

Do’s and Don’ts of Applying

When applying for a mortgage, there are specific tasks you should do and actions to avoid to help streamline your loan process. Take a look at this list of “do’s” and “don’ts” to make sure there are no unexpected holdups on the approval of your loan.

Home Loan Mortgage Checklist

Home Loan Mortgage Checklist

Are you thinking of buying a home, but unsure of what the steps are to getting a mortgage? The amount of paperwork can seem quite daunting, but we’ve streamlined as much as we can here at Willow Bend Mortgage. Here is a list of the information normally needed when you are applying for a home mortgage.

Homebuyer Guide

Homebuyer Guide

There are many important things to consider throughout the process, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. Here’s some information that will keep you on track.

Mortgage Process

Mortgage Process

Curious as to what the home loan process is like with Willow Bend Mortgage? We’ve made it as easy and streamlined as possible. Click through to see our simple 4-step process.

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