Pre-approval vs. Pre-qualification

Pre-approval and pre-qualification are terms commonly used in the context of mortgage loans, but they can also apply to other types of loans. While they sound similar, they have different meanings and implications in the loan application process: Pre-qualification:...

What is a Closed-End Second Mortgage?

A closed-end second mortgage is a type of loan that allows a borrower to obtain a lump sum of money using their home as collateral. It is considered a “second” mortgage because it is taken out in addition to the borrower’s primary mortgage. The term...