Home Buyer Guide: A Quick Look at the Process


Purchasing a home, whether it’s your first or last is a big decision that raises all types of questions, especially about the loan process. My Homebuyer Guide covers the basics about buying a home, answers commonly asked questions and provides important DO’s and DONT’s to consider.    The Loan Process    Types of Loans  … [Read More]

Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

pumpkin french toast sticks

Pumpkin French Toast Sticks 1 loaf french bread or brioche, cut into 1″ thick slices, then into thirds 4 large eggs 2/3 cup milk 1/2cup pumpkin puree 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon Set a large non-stick skillet… [Read More]

Open the Door to Home Ownership


Let us help open the door to home ownership.  Contact us for the Mortgage. Dick Lee Mortgage (NMLS 13202) (508) 277-9939 | DLEE@msamortgage.com | www.dicklee.net    

Functional Furniture Flow

furniture placement

The way you place furniture in a room can make all the difference in the world. Placement can either make a space feel open and inviting or cramped and off balance. Easily fix furniture faux pas with these arranging tips, and create a space that’s design-show worthy. Flow high and low. The flow of a… [Read More]

Your Credit Score: What It Means to a Prospective Homebuyer

credit score guide

So you are looking for your dream home. Did you know your credit score will affect your ability to qualify for the best home loan rates and home loan products? Specifically, a lower credit score might lead to: A higher interest rate Higher closing costs Higher private mortgage insurance (PMI) That’s why it’s important for… [Read More]

Summer Housing Stats

summer to fall housing stats

As summer wound down in August, key housing data did too. High prices and low inventories curtailed Existing Home Sales in August. The National Association of REALTORS®(NAR) reported that Existing Home Sales fell 1.7 percent from July to an annual rate of 5.35 million units versus the 5.42 million expected. From August 2016 to August… [Read More]

The Fiscal Cliff: The Basics

fiscal cliff

It’s safe to say that by this point, we’re all aware of the fiscal cliff and its status as the elephant in the room. Everyone knows that some sort of decision has to be made by the first of the year and that it affects every taxpayer. As for the specifics, however, a sizeable chunk… [Read More]

A Summary of Mortgage Fees

mortgage fees

Most people focus on the current mortgage interest rates when shopping for a home loan. Interest rates are certainly important, but they do not represent the only significant expense associated with financing a home. When planning to purchase a new home, it is important to consider the big picture of all the fees associated with… [Read More]

3 Mortgage Terms You Should Know

mortgage terms1

Getting a mortgage can be a very confusing process. There is a lot of paperwork to sign, documents to read and procedures to follow. You’d think you were applying to Harvard or Yale, except they don’t require that much paperwork for you to be admitted! Although getting a mortgage can be a confusing process, there… [Read More]