How to Save Up for a Down Payment


If you have decided that you want to purchase a new home in Arizona, your first step is to save up for a down payment. This can be a particularly overwhelming thought. But with motivation and some hard work, you can have that down payment saved up in no time. First, figure out exactly how… [Read More]

5 Tips for a Fast Mortgage Closing in Arizona

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If you are a qualified, motivated buyer, you really can have a fast mortgage closing in Arizona.  It is not uncommon for us to submit a loan and be clear to close in five business days.  Based on some great wholesale partnerships and 20 years + experience completing Arizona residential transactions, we can help make… [Read More]

Mortgage Basics for First Time Home Buyer

Deciding to buy a home for the first time in Arizona can be a big step for your family.  The following simple overview should help with some mortgage basics for the first time home buyer in Phoenix, Arizona. Understanding the concept Mortgages are what a lot of people use to buy their home. Mortgages have… [Read More]

Arizona Mortgage Week


Each week, Craig Turley has fun with numbers.  This week Craig looks at the week ahead, Arizona mortgage rates, and last week’s important job numbers report released June 1. 1.)  Roller Coaster:  The best execution 30-year fixed rate dropped week on week from 4.78% to 4.60% according to Mortgage News Daily Survey to end the… [Read More]

Arizona – 5 Things to Know

Each week, Craig Turley has fun with number$ related to Arizona real estate, mortgages and miscellaneous fun facts.  This week, we briefly discuss higher mortgage rates, higher gas prices, and the Phoenix Suns. Arizona – 5 Things to Know 1.)  #1! – The @Suns, for the first time in their 51 year history, were awarded the first… [Read More]

Fun with Number$


80% of the time, Craig has Fun with Number$. This week, Craig is breaking down numbers related to the Arizona housing market, the Arizona mortgage market, and some baseball stuff, for fun.  1.)  TRENDING HIGHER:  The median home price in Maricopa County, March 2018, is $254,600.  (Source:  Biz Journal) 2.)  APPREHENSIVE:  Only 37% of American… [Read More]

Arizona Mortgage Technology

The world of mortgage technology continues to improve and we are happy to introduce the extremely efficient BLINK Arizona mortgage application process.  With our clients and loan experts in mind, the BLINK mortgage application makes the process fast and easy.   BLINK, which stands for “Borrower Link” is a consumer-facing Web application enabling borrowers to combine the… [Read More]

Local Mortgage Broker

7 benefits of working with a local mortgage broker and Arizona Mortgage Advantage: Locally owned and operated with over 20 years Arizona mortgage experience. Lower rates.  We consistently execute loans at rates below National Average.  Lower fees.  We do not charge loan application fees, we do not charge processing fees, we do not charge for… [Read More]

Rising interest rates and home buyers.

Many prospective home buyers and Realtors are concerned with rising interest rates and what it means for the upcoming Spring home buying season in Arizona.   They are concerned with rising interest rates and question if they missed their window of opportunity in Arizona with the low interest rate environment to buy a home. 30 year… [Read More]

Fed Interest Rate Increase and You


How does today’s Fed interest rate increase impact you?  If you are saver it means you may actually make a few pennies more on your bank savings account.  However, since we are an Arizona mortgage company, let’s take a look how the 1/4% Fed rate increase impacts future mortgage rates and other expenses. Mortgages: As… [Read More]