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Mortgage Mistakes: What NOT To Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

what not to do when applying for a mortgageYou often read about what to do before applying for a mortgage to buy a home. However, despite all the attention paid to the housing market and restrictive lending standards over the past few years, it is still quite common for home-buyers to be unaware of what "NOT" to do before, or during their application for a mortgage.

In this post, we'll discuss some of the potentially costly mistakes and things to avoid when applying for a mortgage to buy a home.

How to Fire Your Listing Agent, Correctly

Switching Real Estate AgentsNot happy with your current home listing agent? Thinking of changing real estate brokerages?

Not to worry, you do have options. In this article, we discuss how to change listing brokerages, and what to know before picking up the phone or sending an email telling your agent they’re being fired.

Note that the steps below are specific to Texas, but most other states have similar procedures. As always, this is not legal advice! Consult with a licensed real estate agent or an attorney if you have questions.

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