Alex Northup

June 20, 2018
Find Your Mortgage and THEN Your Home

Find Your Mortgage and THEN Your Home

Home shoppers need to know one thing – their mortgage on a new home purchase is the most important piece of information that they need to…
March 19, 2018
Advantages of a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage

Advantages of a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage

A 30-year fixed mortgage is a mortgage with a fixed interest rate that stays the same for 30 years.  Pretty simple, right?  When you get a…
December 28, 2017

Make A Resolution to Save Money on Your Mortgage

How many of last year’s New Year’s resolutions did you keep? We make jokes about it, show the treadmill as a walking closet or an unused…
October 27, 2017
How to Handle the Final Walkthrough on Your New Home

How to Handle the Final Walkthrough on Your New Home

When you are buying a home, you have certain milestones to hit.  Pre-approval.  Accepted offer.  Inspection.  Appraisal.  And finally, the FINAL WALKTHROUGH.  This is the last…
August 21, 2017
Don't Let Low Interest Rates Be Eclipsed

Don’t Let Low Interest Rates Be Eclipsed

Everybody is talking about today’s total eclipse.  It will be right over The Home Loan Expert’s St. Louis office today at about 1:17 p.m. Central, and…
June 7, 2017
Are You Pre-Approved For Your Mortgage?

Are You Pre-Approved For Your Mortgage?

Buying a home in this market means that speed is of the essence.  Any buyer needs to be ready to make an offer on their dream…
May 10, 2017
4 Ways To Save On Your Mortgage Payment

4 Ways To Save On Your Mortgage Payment

Monthly house payments are your highest expense every month.  There are a few techniques when you buy a house to lower that cost and save yourself…
April 26, 2017
Control Your Debt With a Cash Out Refinance

Control Your Debt With a Cash Out Refinance

Debt stinks, but it’s a necessary evil in today’s world.  If you want to buy a home, or a car, or any big purchase, you’ll have…
March 29, 2017
3 Mortgage Scams (And How To Avoid them)

3 Mortgage Scams (And How To Avoid them)

Millions of people buy homes every year.  It’s probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make (until you’re ready to upgrade!) With this comes lots of risk…
January 30, 2017
Older Fixer-Upper Home

The Problems With Buying an Older House

Lots of people look at an older home and think that they will rehab it and have a unique home for a great cost.  There are…
January 9, 2017
Mortgage Interest Payments

How Do You Deduct Your Mortgage Interest From Your Taxes?

Last week, we talked about three ways to save money on your taxes as a homeowner, and we got a lot of questions asking us “how…
November 25, 2016
Black Friday

Save Real Money on Your Mortgage This Black Friday

You’ve all seen the videos.  You’ve heard the stories.  Black Friday is next week.  People leave the comfort of their Thanksgiving table to stand out in…