ProVisor Knowledge Base

Are you a first time home buyer? Has it been a while since you have been through the mortgage process?

ProVisor provides knowledge to keep you up to date on all things mortgage related.

Knowledge Base

Is Now the Best Time to Buy?

It's human nature to want to buy at the best price. Yet the optimal time is often a fleeting moment that can be identified only in hindsight. In reality, we often are most consumed with purchasing at exactly the wrong time.

Understanding the MLS

The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a member organization that compiles real estate information and tracks the status of individual property listings and area real estate markets.

The Markets in Minutes

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.

Saving for a Home?

When prices are rising, why not let the market help you? It's great to save up for a large down payment of 20% or more. Yet when prices are on the rise, saving quickly enough to keep pace can be extremely difficult. In times such as these, why not let the market build equity for you instead?

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

Understanding the difference. In a short sale, your lender may agree to accept less than the full amount owed on your mortgage loan, allowing you to sell your property for less than the total owed. The difference between the final amount paid and the amount owed is called a deficiency. Short sales are generally allowed only in case of economic or financial hardship.

The Road to Loan Approval

The Hard Way Requests for documents and info are contested or ignored. Bank statements are missing pages, and large deposits lack explanations.

FHA Loans

FHA Loans: Still working when others might not. Here are a few of the beneficial features: Low Down Payments: As little as 3.5% down will work in most instances, and 5% covers most others.

Credit Tips

Avoiding Mortgage Late Pays A good credit score is important for more reasons that just obtaining new credit.

Knowledge is the Key

Shopping for a home? Knowledge. Empowers. You. Purchasing a home is something most people do only a handful of times. We've all seen how things can go wrong in the markets, but more often, we've also seen how very right they can be.

The Markets in Minutes

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.

The Refinance Process

Breaking Down the Process Into Four Main Steps: The Application: After we determine that a refinance will be beneficial for you, we start the application. Much like your original mortgage application, this one collects general information and asks for documentation of your income and assets.

Buying Your First Home

We all know the old line about location. But buying a home takes research too. You will want to determine:

Keeping Your Money Safe: Avoiding Mortgage Wire Fraud

The team at ProVisor, Inc. regularly takes steps to protect your personal, financial and transaction related information. We partner only with approved, experienced and well vetted service providers. Mortgage wire fraud is something we work hard to avoid and not something we commonly see. However, we want to keep you informed so you can be vigilant, too.

APR: Comparing the Cost of Loans

When you see a loan rate advertised, you’ll also see a corresponding APR (4.5%/4.762% APR). This Annual Percentage Rate is the total cost of your loan (interest and fees) expressed as a single number. The purpose is to give you one number for comparing multiple loans.

Home Buying Advice

Buying a home can be very exciting but it can also be confusing, especially to first time buyers. The truth is that buying a home can be a simple and stress free transaction, if home buyers follow a few simple tips.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

“How much home can I afford?" This question is asked by almost all home buyers. With changing interest rates, homeowner association fees, assessments, and rising home prices, it’s natural to wonder what you can actually spend on a new home.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Purchasing Power

You probably instinctively realize that rising interest rates will affect home buyers. The interest rate you pay can make a big difference in the size of the home loan you will qualify for as well as the price of the home you’ll be able to buy.

The Markets in Minutes

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.

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ProVisor Locations

NMLS 1802853

200 S. Executive Drive

Ste. 120

Brookfield, WI 53005

262.255.2000​

NMLS 1841057

2894 Main Street 

Upper Level Unit 2    

East Troy, WI 53120

262.754.3322

NMLS 1841054

2800 Royal Avenue

Ste. 213

Madison, WI 53713

608.227.2000