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Mortgage Q&A with Guaranteed Rate

Mortgage Q&A by Guaranteed Rate

A conditional approval is issued by your underwriter once the loan file has been reviewed – the review and approval process is nearly the same for both a purchase and refinance. The conditional approval basically states that the loan is approved provided the conditions listed are satisfied. Learn more about the mortgage loan underwriting process. […]

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Do It or Screw It: Home Repair Jobs & Expertise (TyPennington.com)

Do It or Screw It: Home Repair Jobs & Expertise

Have a project or renovation idea you’ve been wanting to tackle? Knowing what level of skill you have, is the first step in determining how much help you’re going to need (or not) for your next home improvement or repair. Once you decide which jobs you can do and which ones you absolutely cannot do help to minimize the mistakes […]

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Ty Pennington's Last Look: The 2014 World Cup

Ty’s Take: The 2014 World Cup & Soccer Love

Wow. I just gotta say that this World Cup COULD BE THE BEST WORLD CUP EVER! I mean seriously… there were so many close matches, I think I may have verbally abused a few TVS. Exciting is an understatement. From the moment it kicked off in Brazil, I was checking out every match. We were in the “group of death,” but the USA showed a lot […]

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Tying the Knot: How to Throw the Perfect Bridal Shower by Janette Ewen (photos via Style Me Pretty)

Celebrate: Designing the Perfect Bridal Shower

This is the season… As we enter the warm summer months many of us will find that we are either invited to a bridal shower or are hosting one. Creating the perfect bridal shower requires some careful preparation and a little imagination. After all, you want to make sure the bride is wowed… So where […]

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Ty’s Take: Holding Onto an Endless Summer

Summer is that one season we all try to hold on to for as long as possible. For me, it brings a spirit of freedom that’s left over from my childhood. Maintaining that feeling of an endless summer is easier than you think, so today I’m giving you some examples of how I do it. […]

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Guaranteed Rate Disco Dash 2014

Ty’s Take: The Guaranteed Rate Disco Dash

Last week I stopped in Chicago on my way to the east coast for one of the grooviest marathons in the windy city. The Guaranteed Rate Disco Dash is more than your average running event; it’s a fundraiser, concert, costume contest and after party, all mashed into one killer day/night. I’ve never seen anything like it! And […]

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What You Should Know About Banks, Mortgage Bankers & Brokers by Guaranteed Rate

What You Should Know About Banks, Mortgage Bankers & Brokers

Shopping for a mortgage can sometimes be frustrating when trying to understand the differences between types of lenders, what they offer and some of the pros and cons of each.  Knowing the facts can not only answer some of your questions, but quell some of the apprehensions you might have when shopping for a mortgage […]

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