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What Is Equity?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/pqmyxk05ie?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Equity is the value YOU own in property such as a house. It’s the difference between what’s OWED and what the property is WORTH in the current...

What Are Real Estate Commissions?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/4uu2doxbtn?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Like the video says - real estate agents aren’t paid by the hour!They’re paid a percentage of the purchase price in a successful real estate...

What Is “Prime”?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/aylyi06jd3?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The Prime Lending Rate - sometimes just called “Prime”  - is the interest rate that banks charge each other for overnight loans. Some consumer...

What Steps Need To Be Taken To Secure A Loan?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/x1bvy0w3yd?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 You’ll see some pictures in this video to help you remember later, but the first step in securing a loan is to complete a loan application. To do so, you'll need...

What Is An Escrow Account? Do I Need One?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/7d73zzifzw?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 As we show you in this video, an escrow account is an account, established by your lender, to set aside a portion of your monthly mortgage payment to cover annual...

What Are Discount Points?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/jlh6tgs5om?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Discount points allow you to lower your interest rate. While this video simplifies things to help you remember, “points” are essentially prepaid interest...

Can I Pay Off My Loan Ahead Of Schedule?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/6ejmanwar4?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Usually, Yes. Like the guy in the video says, by sending in extra money each month or making an extra payment at the end of the year you can accelerate the process of...

What Factors Affect Mortgage Payments?

http://videotap.wistia.com/medias/glcu8ciusy?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Well, as this story shows, the amount of the down payment the size of the mortgage loan, the interest rate the length of the repayment term and payment schedule will all...