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4 Ways to Move Your Home Ownership Dreams Forward

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While the coronavirus may have many of us sidelined from our usual activities, you don’t have to put your home ownership plans on hold. Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward!

Get Pre-Approved

Pre-approval for a mortgage will give you a better understanding of what you can afford, and it shows you’re a serious buyer. The process of getting pre-approved for a mortgage is quite simple. All you need to do is provide your lender with the documentation they require including income information, credit history, and asset documentation. At ALCOVA, we make this easy with our ALCOVA App. Our convenient online application allows you to easily sync your financial information through your phone, tablet or computer when it is convenient for you!

Virtually Connect with Lenders and Agents

It’s important to start working with a trusted loan officer and real estate advisor, so you can move quickly once you are ready! Whether you chat by phone or video chat, they can help you navigate the market and give you the tools, resources and advice you need to get in the home you want.

At ALCOVA, we have the flexibility to work around your schedule unlike a traditional bank whether it is in person, on the phone or online. Having one-on-one interaction can be enormously beneficial during the mortgage process. You will have a lot of questions, and we are here to help every step of the way!

Do Your Research

This is a great time to investigate down payment assistance programs in your area, especially if you think you might benefit from a low down payment option when you make your home purchase. Our ALCOVA loan officers can help you understand what options are available to you. From VA loans to conventional loans, every loan is different, and we make it simple with custom-tailored service.

View Listings Online

You may not be able to check out homes for sale in person right now, but you can still discover what is available in your area. Virtual home tours and house listings are becoming extremely popular in this time of social distancing. It is easier than ever to find the home of your dreams with online tools without leaving the house (or apartment)!

Just because we are dealing with unique circumstances does not mean you have to put your dreams on hold. This may still be your year to buy a home, and we are here to help guide you through this journey!

4 Things You Should Do Before House Hunting

Once you decide to buy a home, the first thing you might want to do is to begin looking at houses online and setting up viewings. While looking at potential houses on the market is a crucial part of the process, jumping straight in could land you into trouble! Here are four things you need to check off your to-do list before you ever set foot in a home.

Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Not everyone can afford the standard 20% down payment when buying a home which means they need private mortgage insurance or PMI. So what exactly is private mortgage insurance, and how does it affect your home loan?

6 Smart Strategies to Build Home Equity

Simply defined, home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it is the key to building wealth through homeownership. It can be your greatest financial asset, your largest component of personal wealth, and your protection against life’s unexpected expenses. Here are six ways on how to successfully build your home equity!

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Equal Housing Lender LogoALCOVA Mortgage LLC | NMLS#40508 | (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
Licensed in AL, CO, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV | 308 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011