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Receiving your tax refund can be an exciting, and enlightening, time of year. This year, instead of putting it into savings, or making a few extra car payments, why not think about using this once a year cash influx to jump start your home buying search? There are quite a few reasons that tax refund season is the perfect time to get the home buying process started.

The first reason that tax season is an ideal time to begin the home buying process is very simple; you have your tax refund money! This extra cash you’ll have on hand is an ideal seed for your home down payment. Whether you already have some home down payment savings, or if you're just starting out, this additional cash can make a big difference. Your tax refund can also contribute to your home buying process by serving as an extra home loan payment, or, it can serve as a base for your closing costs.

It can be hard to get ahead in today's economy and start saving for a down payment, but this tax season can be the first step towards lifelong financial security. Tax season comes just once a year, and if...

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If you haven't yet applied for a mortgage loan, you probably think you have a really good reason for waiting. For example, perhaps you just think you will be rejected. Or maybe you think your credit score is too low. Or you could be scared of your own finances.

While you may be intimidated, applying for a mortgage is an important part of your home search. Realtors will give priority to those who have their finances in line, and not having a clear budget will only delay your home search.

These are three of the most common obstacles that people cite when they are asked why they haven't yet applied for a mortgage loan. In this post, we will take a look at each and outline strategies to overcome them.

Reason 1: Fear of rejection.

Right now, think back as far as you can to the very first time you ever felt a fear of rejection. What did you do in that situation? Did you go ahead and tackle the challenge anyway and triumph in success? Did you slink away with your tail between your legs while wondering "what if..."?

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There are many reasons to get pre-approved for a home loan. During the home loan pre-approval process, the lender will look at your credit, review assets, and determine the right loan program for you. While some people may be intimidated or scared to know the truth about their finances, the reality is that you don't need to have perfect credit to get approved. In addition, getting preapproved for a home loan gives you as a home shopper important information you need to find the right home for you. You'll know what kind of budget you have for your home, and will avoid wasting time looking at homes that are out of your reach. Why wait? Start a home search with an idea of what you can budget for.

What to Expect

If you are reading this, you’re likely researching how to prequalify for a home loan. Your lender will walk you through the process step-by-step, but it helps to know what to expect. The pre-qualification process for a home loan is relatively simple in an age where many important documents are available online or digitally. You may be able to...

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So you've been approved for a home loan, and you're excited to get started on your search for the perfect home in Frederick, MD. However, you may quickly realize that the shortage of inventory is making it difficult to find a home that fits your needs. First time homebuyers don’t yet have the experience buying a home to understand it’s not always as easy as walking into your dream home and moving in 30 days later. It’s a bit more complicated, and with the shortage of homes on the market in Frederick, it can be even more difficult to find a home you truly love. The Deibler Group, the Frederick MD division of Goldwater Bank, wants you to have the home of your dreams, and they want you to know you can build your dream home as a first-time homebuyer. It’s not as complicated as it sounds when you have an experienced home loan lender to help, and it may be the best option when you can't find a home that fits your needs. Read on to learn more about building your own home from The Deibler Group.

Step 1: Pre-Qualifying for A Mortgage

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After you've been preapproved for a home loan, and are just starting your home search in Frederick, MD, you may quickly realize that the shortage of inventory is leading to fewer home options than you initially planned for. When the supply of move-in ready homes within your budget is slim, consider the option of renovating a home in Frederick. While many think a full home renovation is out of their budget, The Deibler Group wants to change this mindset. Through construction loans or 203k renovation loans in Frederick, a beautifully renovated home can be an option for many first time home buyers. Read on to see our loan lender’s tips on how to renovate a home in Frederick MD, and contact us today and see how Goldwater Bank and The Deibler Group can help you purchase and renovate your dream home, or renovate your current home for increased room and style.

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When renovating a home, it’s important that you first become prequalified for a renovation loan from an experienced lender. It’s best to use a lender that has...

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Home loan pre-approval has always been an important factor when it comes to buying a home. There are certain sellers who won’t even allow a buyer into their home without a home loan prequalification, and there are also markets in which realtors and sellers won’t show homes of a certain price point to anyone without a pre-approval as well as proof of the buyer’s finances. While the market is different everywhere you go, obtaining a home loan prequalification is always important. Current housing market conditions in Frederick, MD make obtaining a pre-approval necessary, even when you’re not in the market for an expensive home. The Deibler Group, the Frederick, MD division of Goldwater Bank, N.A, is well-versed in home loan pre-approvals and real estate in the Frederick, MD area, and we want to share our expertise to homebuyers to make the home buying process smoother. Read on to learn about the shortage of inventory in the Frederick housing market, and see how The Deibler Group can help increase your chances of buying your ideal home.

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Looking for a new home in Frederick, MD can be an exciting time, but there are a few steps you should take before beginning your home search. By getting prequalified for a home loan, you create the foundation for buying a home. It gives shoppers something viable to show realtors and sellers, and helps put shoppers' goals at the top of their lists. Read on to learn more about how to get prequalified, and see how The Deibler Group can help you every step of the way.

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