Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • You may hear it often advertised: Get a mortgage with no money down. But what is a no money down, or zero down payment, mortgage? As its name suggests, a no money down mortgage is a mortgage where the price of the loan is 100% financed. If you are approved, you get the loan amount […] The post No Money Down Mortgage: Is It Right For You appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • When paying off your monthly mortgage payments, you may have wondered if you can make extra payments each month in order to pay off the mortgage early. But is paying off your mortgage early really worth it? Let us explore the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early: Pro: Save On Interest By […] The post Pros & Cons of Paying Off A Mortgage Early appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Why refinance? Most times, homeowners refinance their homes in order to take advantage of the current rate environment with the goal of paying less interest over the life of the loan. To put it simply, refinancing can be broken down into revising the loan’s interest rate, terms, payment schedule—typically when the market and your credit […] The post Why Refinance Your Home? appeared first on Corne...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • We talk a lot about getting a mortgage for homes that are already built. But what about those buyers who are looking to build their own custom home from the ground up? For this situation, buyers will need to take several extra steps to ensure that they are on the right path and have the […] The post Getting A Mortgage When Building A Home appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • You have found the home you want to purchase and have put down some earnest money on it. But then you discover that you also have to pay a down payment! What is going on? Was the money you paid previously not the down payment? While both the money you paid for the earnest money […] The post What’s The Difference? Earnest Money Versus Down Payment appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • We love our pets and want the best for them. In fact, many pet owners buy homes in order to provide a good place to live for their furry friends. But purchasing a home with a pet is not often as simple as we like to think: There are a lot of details you must […] The post Your Guide To Pet Friendly Home Buying appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • It is common home buying knowledge that when you purchase a home, you will be putting a down payment on it. A down payment is a payment made in cash that is a percentage of the total home cost. This percentage is typically 20%, though it can vary based on your circumstances and loan program. […] The post What Determines Down Payment? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Owning your own home is often described as The American Dream. Unfortunately, due to individual circumstances like your financial situation and factors out of your control like the housing market, owning a home may not happen right away. Instead, many people opt to rent a home in the meantime. But is this the right choice […] The post Renting A Home Versus Buying A Home appeared first on Cornersto...

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • As with any industry, not every client is easy to work with. Perhaps they second-guess every decision or are rude. But at what point is it appropriate to “fire” a client and end your business relationship with them? They’re Dishonest Honesty is the foundation of every agent-client relationship. If your client is dishonest about their […] The post When Is It A Good Idea To Walk Away From A Client? ...

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  • Let's work together to get Guild on the map, build awareness as to why Guild is so great, and attract new talent. Follow these simple steps: 1. Put a note on your calendar right now to post your answer to "Why Guild?" on 4/4. This can be done on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or all of the above. 2. Your post can be a written response with a photo or video included, but be sure to mention...

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Selling a home is often not the simplest of tasks: You must find a reputable Realtor to help you sell, market the property, obtain an MLS listing, the list goes on. When a buyer makes an offer on your home, they may offer what is known as an escalation clause. Ask yourself the following questions […] The post Should You Accept An Escalation Clause? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Selling your home is a monumental task—especially if you are forgoing a real estate agent and selling on your own (Hint: We recommend hiring a professional  real estate agent!). While you want to sell your home through traditional listings, social media may help your home find a buyer faster. Here are some tips to help you sell […] The post Quick Tips For Selling Your Home On Social Media appeared...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • When you purchase a home, you know there is a lot that goes into keeping your investment safe. You had the home inspected, repaired if needed, and know about the area you home is in. All-in-all, everything looks good and surely you don’t need the extra expense of homeowner’s insurance on top of all the […] The post Do You Really Need Homeowner’s Insurance? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • You love this home: It has all the features you are looking for and on the surface, it looks perfect. But don’t let that distract you. There is a lot of work that goes into finding the perfect home and that means managing your expectations. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for […] The post Home Walkthroughs: What To Look For When Viewing Listings appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

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Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • When you shop around for the best home loan for your financial needs, you will likely come across what is known as a private lender, as opposed to a government or conventional lender. But is a private lender right for you and what is it anyway? What Is A Private Lender? A private lender is […] The post What Is A Private Lender? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • With a poor reputation comes a home that can be difficult to sell. If your property is considered stigmatized you will have to go the extra mile in order to find a buyer and a good selling price. Here’s what you should know about selling your stigmatized property: It’s Your Duty To Disclose Like with […] The post Tips For Selling A Stigmatized Property appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • You’ve just moved into your new home! Congratulations! As a new homeowner, there are several rules and etiquettes to follow to maintain a good relationship with your neighbors. Even if there are no houses rights next to yours, these homeowner etiquette rules are still important to abide by: Keep Your Lawn & Home Maintained What […] The post Essential Etiquette For New Homeowners appeared first on ...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Escrow is when money is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the process of a large financial transaction—in this case, the home buyer and the home seller negotiating a home sale. It’s important to remember that that money in escrow isn’t sitting in a void. You will […] The post What Is Escrow? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Charles, MO (February 1, 2018) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Senior Loan Officer, Mike Seger to the St. Charles, MO location. Mike Seger has over 18 years of experience in the mortgage and banking industry. Mr. Seger is a highly accomplished originator. He is skilled […] The post Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. Welcomes Mike Seger appeared ...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • We use social media in our everyday lives to connect with friends and family, do business and find the best deals in town. But do you use it to find a new home? When using social media to find a new home, it is best used as a supplement to more traditional forms of house […] The post Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Home On Social Media? appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • As a lender, you will say it a lot: Homeowners are required to purchase homeowners insurance to protect themselves and the lender from losses should the home be damaged. But did you know it can affect a client’s mortgage and other aspects of their homeownership? It Can Affect A Client’s Monthly Mortgage Payments When clients […] The post What Loan Officers Should Know About Homeowners Insurance ap...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • Being house poor versus being underwater can be easily confused with each other, as both have to do with how much your home does or does not cost and how much you are paying on it. However, there are vital differences to remember since the two situations can happen thanks to very different sets of […] The post Being House Poor Versus Being Underwater: What’s The Difference? appeared first on Corne...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO (January 17, 2018) –Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Senior Loan Officer, Mark Kuluva to the Overland Park, KS location. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, demonstrating proficiency with a wide variety of mortgage loan programs. His uncommonly genuine approach […] The post Cornerstone Mortgage...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • It’s no secret that in order to sell your home you should depersonalize it first so potential buyers will not feel like they’re intruding. But there are a few home trends that you should look out for in 2018 that you can take advantage of when selling your home. Color In The Kitchen Gone are […] The post 2018 Home Trends For Sellers To Take Advantage Of appeared first on Cornerstone Mortgage.

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO (January 10, 2018) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Senior Loan Officer, Leah Smith to the Overland Park, KS location. Leah brings a fresh perspective to the loan world, and uses her background in property management to bridge the path between renting and buying a […] The post Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. Welcomes Leah Smith app...

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