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APR vs. Interest Rate. What are the Differences?

When shopping for a mortgage, be mindful that an advertised interest rate is not the same as your loan’s annual percentage rate or APR. Most homebuyers today are unaware of the differences. Knowing the difference can help save money on... Read more

BrandMortgage Announces BrandElite 2015

BrandMortgage is proud to announce its 2015 BrandElite award winners. 22 members of the team qualified for the award in 2015 by being in the top 15% of sales by volume or by units throughout the year, representing the top... Read more

BrandMortgage Boosts Presence in the Carolinas

An increased resurgence in North Carolina housing has been an encouraging sign for BrandMortgage, who has opened a new branch location in Wilmington. Along with a successful branch in Charlotte, BrandMortgage is leading the efforts in these thriving markets to... Read more

BrandMortgage Grows in Millennial Markets

June 11, 2015, Lawrenceville, GA – A growing Southeastern millennial housing market led BrandMortgage to expand its reach, opening new branch locations in both Athens, GA and Clemson, SC. BrandMortgage continues to increase its foothold by offering an extensive menu... Read more

BrandMortgage Monitors Changes to FHA Loans and ARMs

November 10, 2014 – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced the end of “prepayment penalties” on FHA-insured loans, as well as notice requirements for interest rate changes on Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) insured by the FHA. What does this... Read more

Choosing a Location for Your New Home

THE DECISION TO MOVE Making the decision to relocate is almost always difficult. You can be influenced to move by many factors. Do you want to upgrade, downgrade, change school districts, or find a better lifestyle? Moving can provide these... Read more

Debt-to-Income Ratio

What is it and How Does it Affect Me? At its core, a debt-to-income ratio is exactly that: a comparison between the amount of debt you have versus the amount of money you make. From a lender’s perspective, if you... Read more

Do I Qualify for a Mortgage?

Qualifying for a mortgage may appear to be a simple process, but in all reality, the process can be quite intricate. The steps to obtaining a new loan or mortgage will be different from one bank to another. Here are... Read more