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How to Host a Top-Notch Labor Day Cookout

After weeks of scorching days here in Grand Junction, summer is finally winding down and Labor Day is fast approaching. At Academy Mortgage, there are few things we love more than a great back yard cookout. Perhaps you’ve just become a new homeowner through one of our first-time homebuyers programs. Or, maybe you’ve just refinanced

5 Financial Goals a Refinance Can Help You Achieve

Not only is Academy Mortgage Western Slope here to help you get the best possible mortgage in Grand Junction, but we’re also here to help you achieve some of the other financial goals you might have. When you sign a mortgage contract, it’s a serious commitment to a long-term financial obligation. But, the mortgage rate

4 Ways to Pay Down Your Mortgage Quickly

There are rules, of course, to paying off a mortgage quickly. It isn’t just the Wild West out here, where anything goes. So the question is, whose rules do you have to play by? The lender’s, of course. And every lender has their own set of rules. Though it may have seemed like we […]

3 Credit Score Myths and Realities

Knowing about credit scores in today’s world is a healthy move toward owning your future. If you take steps early on to secure yours and understand how it impacts your life, you have the advantage and the world is your oyster. Conversely, left alone and not utilized to its full potential, your credit score […]

Steps for First-Time Homebuyers

A home may be the largest purchase made in a person’s lifetime. While being a first-time homebuyer can be exciting, it can also be incredibly stressful, so it’s important that the process be as smooth as possible to avoid added strain and worry. Here are a few steps shoppers should take when looking for […]

Creative Down Payment Solutions

Every month thousands of Americans are making the move to homeownership, but buying a home is rarely easy—it can often be stressful and confusing. What makes the journey to buy a home so difficult? Many feel that the most challenging hurdle to get past is saving the money for a down payment. While it has […]