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Keep up to Date with NOVA

Housing in Maricopa


Housing in Maricopa County, AZ

Deciding when and where to buy a house can be a grueling process. First, you must consider your personal situation and then determine which economic factors make buying a good solution. Take a look at this infographic, made for Maricopa County specifically. Now is a great time to buy! 






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Best Place to Work 2016

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NOVA Home Loans Named Top Company to Work For 2016

NOVA® Home Loans was ranked #14 in a large list of mortgage companies surveyed in the US. Many of our loan officers were named in the top 1% of originators in the country, both in volume and units closed. These are very distinguished rankings and NOVA® Home Loans is proud of all of the hard work and standard of excellence our Loan Officers display.





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Rent vs Own 2017

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Renting vs Owning

The decision to purchase a home or keep renting is one of the biggest decisions you will ever face. There are definitely benefits and drawbacks to renting and owning, it truly depends on your situation, however, this short video will provide some thought provoking information. Take a listen!




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All About Escrow


All About Escrow

Escrow is one of those big, scary words that people often shy away from, but today, you will learn what it means, how it works, and why it's a great feature to have for both home buyers and home sellers (and just about all parties involved)! 



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Credit Score to Buy a House

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Your Credit Score is a very important factor in the home buying process. This number helps banks decide if they should lend you money for this big purchase. There are multiple factors in this score and a lot you can do to improve your score. This week, Crystal Ralston, Senior Loan Officer, delves into the Credit Score conundrum and discusses ways to improve your score to get you ready to be a home owner!... read more




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Purchase Contract


7 Factors of a Purchase Contract

From a Buyers Perspective

If you have ever made an offer on a home or even glimpsed at all of the paperwork involved in doing so, you know there are multiple factors that can either positively or negatively impact your future in that home. While the hope is that you are working with an excellent agent, you should be aware of these 7 elements to specifically discuss with your real estate agent and/or your loan officer. While this information is in no means meant to be exhaustive, this will give you a good grasp on where to focus in your home purchase contract!


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Deal Breaker

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When to Walk Away From a House

Say you have fallen in love with a house, it's just perfect! Your offer gets accepted and you proceed to the inspection, where you receive a list of imperfections about your new obsession. How do you know which items pose significant enough of an issue to walk away from your dream house? This article is just for you! See what issues may break the deal or can simply be fixed! 



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Pay Off Mortgage Faster


Loan Officer Spotlight: Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

If you didn't have a mortgage payment each month, what would you do with those extra funds? Would you vacation more? Get a new wardrobe? Start a business or give more to charity? Today, Charles Baldon, a NOVA® Home Loans Loan Officer talks about ways to potentially pay off your mortgage years in advance. You don't necessarily need to be strapped with a 30 year mortgage- Let Charles tell you how!  



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What to Look for When Choosing a Home Loan

Loan Officer Spotlight: What to Look for When Choosing a Home Loan

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Choosing a home loan program, whether it be your first home or your fifth investment property can be a very daunting task. Each individual comes with a unique situation each time they purchase a home. Unfortunately, mortgages are not a 'one size fits all' scenario, but thankfully, there are several guidelines that can help narrow down the selection of choices. Bert Carpenter, Senior Loan Officer at NOVA® Home Loans, outlines some of these guidelines.



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