Author Archives: Britt Peltola

Ready to Own a VRBO or Airbnb IRL?

Have you gotten bit by the travel bug? You’re not the only one. The desire for people to get out of the surroundings they have been in pretty constantly for the last 18 months is increasing the demand for short term rentals. If you have ever had interest in owning an investment property, now may be the time to take the plunge and purchase your first. Not sure where to start? We have you covered. Read on for some tips on taking the plunge. Read More

Turn Your Tailgate into the Main Event

As summer slowly fades into fall, many of us are pulling out our canopies and mobile grills to get ready for tailgating season. Whether you are joining the fun for the first time or are a seasoned pro, there are always new and exciting ways to make your tailgating experience one of the highlights of game day. Here are some tips to elevate your game. Read More

Current Mortgage Industry Q & A

2020 was just about the craziest year in recent history for many reasons, but the mortgage industry provided one of very few bright spots. Rates were at all time lows and seemed to get lower every week. We are now halfway through 2021 and the surprises in the mortgage world just keep coming. Read on for some commonly asked questions and our best attempts to answer them. Read More

Positive Thinking = Positive Outcomes

The last year and a half (or more) has brought added stress to many of our lives and a lot of us are still struggling with ways to manage. There are many theories and tools available to help us, but one thing that is popping up more and more often is the shift in mindset to focus on positive thinking. Read on for some tips and tools to get you on the path to positivity. Read More

The Mortgage Process: Part 5, Closing

With most of the steps of the mortgage process in the rearview mirror, it is now time to cross the finish line and close on your new home. Phew! What does the closing process look like? Read on for what to expect when you come to the closing table. Read More

The Mortgage Process: Part 4, Processing and Underwriting

Pre-approval? Check. Offer on the perfect house accepted? Check. Mortgage application process completed? Check. Ok, so what is next? Well, this step is really for us rather than for you. Up next in the mortgage process is Processing and Underwriting. Read on to learn more about these next steps. Read More