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Is a 15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Right for Me?

Is a 15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Right for Me?

The most common home loan, by far, is the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. It spreads out the principal and interest in an amortized pattern over three decades, allowing for manageable payments. It’s a good solid loan structure beloved by lenders and borrower

Nov 01, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Happy Halloween 2022!

Happy Halloween 2022!

Today is the day to eat candies and sweets to your heart's content. Thanks for making 2022 such a treat for us! All of us at Next Step Home Loans, LLC wish you a safe and spooky night with your loved ones. Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2022 |

Can I Still Get a VA Home Loan If I’ve Had a Bankruptcy?

Can I Still Get a VA Home Loan If I’ve Had a Bankruptcy?

In today’s turbulent economic atmosphere, financial hard times can hit any of us. If you are hoping to get a VA home loan but you have recently been through bankruptcy, you may be wondering what kind of restrictions you will face. The good news is that it

Oct 27, 2022 | VA Loans

Should I Refinance My ARM Loan to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

Should I Refinance My ARM Loan to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

Long-term mortgage interest rates have more than doubled in the past year and hit 14-year highs as of September 2022. If you bought a home in recent years with an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), it probably made a lot of sense at the time and helped you s

Oct 25, 2022 | Interest Rates

Home Buying Options for Teachers

Home Buying Options for Teachers

Public school teachers are in high demand right now. A recent study estimates that there are 36,000 open teacher positions across the U.S. right now. Perhaps the rising teacher shortage is due to the extra stresses placed on educators because of the COVID

Oct 20, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

The Federal Reserve’s September interest rate hike marks the fifth straight increase in 2022. What does that mean for the mortgage world? Fed Rate Hikes The Federal Reserve is in charge of maintaining a healthy level of inflation and employment in the U.S

Oct 18, 2022 | Interest Rates