Paul Schouest

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What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

What’s the Difference Between the Sales Price and Appraised Value of a Home?

During the home buying process, you will encounter many unfamiliar terms, some of which may seem like the same thing. One such pair might be “sales price” and “appraised value.” They both refer to how much the house is worth, right? Actually, there is a d

Apr 06, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Can You Get a Mortgage for a Cabin Purchase?

Can You Get a Mortgage for a Cabin Purchase?

The pandemic of the past few years has kept people in their homes much more often than most would prefer. Instinctually, many are looking around for alternative lodgings to go when they want to escape the inside of their own four walls and the weariness o

Mar 31, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Can You Afford a Second Home?

Can You Afford a Second Home?

If you are looking to buy a vacation home in one of your favorite spots, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is “Can I afford to buy a second home?” The answer will depend on a variety of factors.While some buyers have the cash to buy a se

Mar 29, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

The Most Important Do’s and Don’ts of Getting a Mortgage

The Most Important Do’s and Don’ts of Getting a Mortgage

Obtaining a home loan is one of the most critical parts of buying a home for most Americans. It can be a little overwhelming if you’ve never been through the process before. There are a lot of documents to sign and collect and you might feel like you’re f

Mar 25, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

What You Need to Know About FHA Loans in 2022

What You Need to Know About FHA Loans in 2022

It’s a new year and a new chance for many people to become homeowners. There are several mortgage products that are designed for first-time buyers; the FHA loan is especially helpful. Here’s what you need to know about them and the changes that have been

Mar 22, 2022 |

Will a HELOC Affect Your Credit Score?

Will a HELOC Affect Your Credit Score?

With home prices soaring over the past few years, homeowner equity is at all time highs. It could be a great time to tap into some of that equity to pay off debts or finally make those home improvements you’ve been dreaming about. One of the most common w

Mar 16, 2022 |