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Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is a federal crime where someone tries to defraud another individual or entity of their money or property through electronic communications. Electronic communications can include phone, fax, email, text or even social media messaging.

When Do I Lock a Rate vs Float a Rate?

Mortgage rates will fluctuate up and down based on the market. Rates can change daily, so you don't know what your rate will be until you lock it. By locking a rate, your lender is guaranteeing you that rate for a specific amount of time, typically 30-45 days. Once you lock your rate, it doesn’t matter if the market fluctuates. If you locked at 4 percent and rates go up, you still get the 4 percent. The risk is on...

Take a Second Look at that Fixer Upper

Finding the right house with low inventory can be a struggle. However, you should not count out a home that may need a little TLC. 

Lower Costs without Sacrificing Quality

The National Association of Home Builder (NAHB) recently held a five-day event in Washington DC to showcase the new building technologies and updated features for manufactured homes. 

Time to Prepare

If you've been thinking about buying a house, this summer is the time to do it. According to Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae, purchase and refinance activity is on the rise.  He also stated that "closing rates remain well over 75% and with the Mortgage Bankers Association reporting solid purchase volume and new inventory on the rise, we could be in for a very robust summer home buying season".

Whose Mortgage Are You Paying?

There are many people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.

Moving Through the Loan Process

Once you submit your loan application, you will experience several stages of the loan process before your loan can get approved.

What are LTV and DTI Ratios?

Which comes first?: Getting pre-approved and then searching for a home? Or, searching for a home and getting pre-approved once you found the home you love? If you said getting pre-approved and then searching for a home, you are correct!  

Finding the Right Builder

As mortgage rates remain relatively low, and with tight inventory on moderately priced homes, now is the time to think about building your dream home.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Names GSF Mortgage Corporation a Winner of the Southeast Wisconsin Top Workplaces 2019 Award

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 15, 2019) – GSF Mortgage Corporation has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor, as well as the Work/Life Flexibility honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several...