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2020 Financial Markets Update

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Better Understanding the Appraisal Process

February 28, 2022

These days, more than ever, appraisals can make or break a transaction, or lead to frustration for the parties involved, […]

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What’s New in the New Year?

January 6, 2022

Every year, throughout the year, the lending industry sees various changes in policies, guidelines, norms, and loan limits. In 2022, […]

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Should I Really Bank With My Investment Broker?

September 16, 2021

Checking accounts are a commodity these days, given that everyone needs to bank somewhere. Investment firms have caught on to […]

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Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages

September 9, 2021

Whether you’re buying your first property or your fifth, a mortgage is a significant financial responsibility. Fortunately, it’s not particularly […]

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15- vs. 30-Year Mortgages: What You Need to Know

August 11, 2021

When you buy a new house, you’ll have an enormous array of mortgage options to choose from. Your down payment, […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Second Home?

June 3, 2021

Looking at purchasing another house? If you’ve browsed real estate listings recently, you’ll know that the market is as hot […]

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Is a Professional Mortgage Right For You?

April 7, 2021

For many young professionals entering the workforce, purchasing a home may feel like a goal that will take years to […]

2020 Financial Markets Update

Rates and Tax Law Impact Mortgage Industry

April 13, 2018

Justin Crowley, senior loan originator and production manager for First Western’s Northern Colorado Mortgage office, explains how the combination of […]

4 Steps to Make the Mortgage Process Easier

July 27, 2017

Most of us hear the word “mortgage” and instantly think paperwork. While we can never avoid all of the paperwork, […]

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Should You Help Your Kids or Grandkids Buy Their First Home?

July 3, 2017

Parents and grandparents often look for ways to provide more financial support to their families. While helping with education costs […]