The Accunet Mortgage Learning Center

The Accunet Mortgage Learning Center is your ultimate guide to learning the ins and outs of the mortgage industry. Regardless of whether you're buying your first home, looking to refinance, or simply want to learn more about today's rates and loan options, Accunet's team of loan officers will provide expert advice to handle any mortgage scenario.

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (1/26/20 Episode)

David and Brian talk about why proposed changes to the new FICO score rating models might be “much ado about nothing,” why it might be wise to invest your money the same way JP Morgan Chase lends it, and why you have to show more than just the money when making a cash offer.

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (1/19/20 Episode)

David and Brian outline best practices for boosting your credit score, encourage you to make moves on buying a home (sooner rather than later!), and explain how Accunet makes it easy to land your dream home.

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (1/12/20 Episode)

David and Tim optimistically track interest rates into the second week of 2020, tell you how to secure a solid pre-approval rate to score the home you want, help you seamlessly sell your current house before committing to a new one, and remind you why you should maybe give your mom a call (at least …

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Did you know that income affects the home market?

Another year is in the books, and your W2 should be in your mail box to remind you of your 2019 gross income. Find out how your income stacks up against the latest available household and individual income figures for your zip code. More tips and information as you begin the new year: So you’re …

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7 Surprises for First-Time Wisconsin Home Buyers

On its surface, purchasing a home seems like a pretty straight-forward task. Don’t you just find a house, put in an offer, get a loan and cozy up to your new fireplace by the end of the week? Unfortunately, this isn’t how homebuying in Wisconsin works, and for good reason. First time homebuyers in Wisconsin …

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (11/17/19 Episode)

Tim Holdmann and David Wickert return to speculate on the 2020 housing market, explain reverse mortgages (and how they’re not always a good idea), and more on this week’s episode of the Accunet Mortgage and Realty Show.

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Home appreciation – and the painful cost of waiting to buy

How long do you plan to stay in your home? And how might your home’s value change in that time? There’s no guarantee prices will increase, but with the market’s ups and downs, values tend to rise over time. Below is a user-friendly interactive graph to show you how even small changes can build as …

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (11/3/19 Episode)

David Wickert and Accunet Loan Consultant Tim Holdmann discuss the recent Federal Reserve rate cut, why you should get a bridge loan, and more in this week’s episode of the Accunet Mortgage and Realty Show.

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The Accunet Mortgage Show (10/13/19 Episode)

Brian Wickert and David Wickert rejoin forces to discuss housing trends both nationally and in the state of Wisconsin, and share their predictions for what the mortgage world will look like in the coming months.

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Accunet Mortgage President Brian Wickert Featured on WTMJ 2020

Wisconsin’s largest radio station, AM620 WTMJ hosted a live 9-hour broadcast event a few weeks ago called “WTMJ 2020.” WTMJ personalities interviewed expert panelists throughout the day to discuss everything from politics to restaurants, law enforcement to real estate and interest rates. Brian Wickert, President and Chief Honesty Officer of Accunet Mortgage, participated on the …

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Check Your Neighborhood’s Recent Sales

Keeping an eye on your home investment? Wondering about prices in your dream neighborhood? Curious about the home that sold down the street? This quick look at sales trends in your zip code will help you out either way. You can see median price points, average sales prices and number of sales per month. Dig …

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The Mortgage World is Changing (and not for the better)

Certain types of mortgages are getting tougher to get, and it will likely get worse, possibly as soon as yet this year. Quick Background – The federal government bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (aka Government Sponsored Enterprises or GSEs) 11 years ago, injecting $180 billion into the companies to prevent them and the …

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