Mortgage Basics – Pre-qualification and Pre-approval


  People use pre-qualification and pre-approval in mortgage discussions interchangeably, but the two terms mean different things. Understanding the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval is important.   Both terms reference a homebuyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage for a certain amount. However, one does not determine if you can qualify, only that you may qualify…. [Read More]

Mortgage Basics – Types of Mortgage Loans

Mortgage Basics - Types of Mortgage Loans by Horizon Home Mortgage

Lenders – banks and financial institutions – have their own individual mortgage products or types of mortgage loans. However, these loan products typically fall into these categories.    What is a loan product? The very basic definition of “loan product” is simply “a type of loan account”. For example a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage is… [Read More]

Mortgage Basics – Part 1

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If you are considering purchasing your first home, the process may be overwhelming. One of the key aspects is financing your home purchase. Let’s review mortgage basics and put you in a better decision making position. Part 1 of 8 There are lot of terms thrown around in the mortgage industry like escrow, pre-qualification, pre-approval,… [Read More]


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