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Churchill Mortgage Blog

Your Fall Home Checklist: Things to Do to Your Home Before Winter Hits

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Oct 3, 2018 9:24:48 AM

Each season it’s important to spend some time doing a review of what your house needs. That way home maintenance becomes less tedious and stressful. Here’s our fall checklist to make sure you get your home properly prepped for winter.

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Topics: Homeowner Tips

Hiring a Moving Company? Here's the Top 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Neil Christiansen on Aug 8, 2018 10:07:34 AM

Leaving all your possessions in the hands of strangers can be a bit disconcerting. How do you know your things will be safe? By doing some homework up front, you can save money and avoid scams. Here’s what to know before you hire a moving company:

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Topics: Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

Walking the Talk

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Jun 26, 2018 11:02:18 AM

We recently spoke with Bob Lotich of SeedTime (a popular finance blog and podcast) who has a refreshingly similar take on finances as we do here at Churchill Mortgage. In fact, we’re the only mortgage company that encourages debt-free homeownership, which Bob has always placed as a priority too.

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Topics: Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips, Build Wealth

What Type of Home Insurance Do I Need?

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Jun 12, 2018 9:05:39 AM

You’ve found your dream home—this is great news! Once you have everything lined up for your new house, it’s time to start thinking about getting insurance policies to protect your investment (and everything in it).

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Topics: Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

10 Ways to Go Green without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on May 30, 2018 9:50:39 AM

Being environmentally-friendly is always a good thing for your home and your budget (and of course for the earth). So, what can you do in your home to reduce landfill waste, minimize pollution, and preserve nature?

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Topics: Homeowner Tips

Home Appraisals: What's Your Property Worth?

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on May 3, 2018 10:23:00 AM

Whether you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing, your home appraisal is an important (and necessary) part of your mortgage process. So, what exactly is an appraisal? It’s an estimate of how much your home (or potential new home) is worth in today’s real estate market.

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Topics: Home Refinance, Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

Does Shopping Around for a Mortgage Hurt Your Credit Score?

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Apr 13, 2018 3:24:44 PM

We serve a variety of clients—those who don't have a credit history (and therefore have no FICO® Score) and those who do. If you're someone who does have a FICO® Score, you need to protect it and avoid any activity that may hurt it.

It's important to know what happens to your credit score if multiple lenders all do a credit check. This question comes up a lot so let’s get down to the basics on how mortgage credit inquiries really affect your credit score. 

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Topics: Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

How Interest Rates Are Determined

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Mar 29, 2018 3:35:14 PM

Buying a home is a big step and you always want to get the best deal—from negotiating on the home price to finding the best home loan for your situation. But, it can get confusing when you look online for the lowest interest rate.

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Topics: Home Refinance, Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

Which Loan Program Is Right for You?

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Mar 23, 2018 9:47:20 AM

If you’re one of the many people looking to purchase a home this year, it’s important to know your loan options and understand what’s best for your situation.

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Topics: Home Purchase, Homeowner Tips

4 Things Smart Homeowners Do Every Year

Posted by Churchill Mortgage on Feb 20, 2018 9:42:00 AM

It’s exciting to find that perfect house for your family. You have the freedom to plant a garden, paint your dining room any color you want, or install a fence in the backyard. As freeing as homeownership is, you still need to keep an eye on your home and check it regularly to make sure you’re saving money in the long run. 

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Topics: Homeowner Tips