Tag Archives: Loan Officer

Know Before You Owe

Lenders are packaging pre-approvals in many different ways today. Some are using rockets, colored buttons, fancy names and clever animation. We believe consumers are better off armed with more facts and less flash…after all, the real issue is, can you …
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State of the Market – November 2017

The third quarter ended on a strong note with record summer home sales and increased median sale prices despite the low inventory of homes available. While we expect seasonal leveling in the fourth quarter, those in a position to sell …
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The Truth About Federal VA Financing

Sellers can be assured that buyers eligible for Federal VA financing are great buyers ready to go to closing. Veterans have earned benefits that can greatly assist them when financing a home purchase. Qualifying for the loan is no different …
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It Never Hurts to Get a Second Opinion

Much like a major medical procedure, getting financing for a home purchase is a major financial decision. We always urge home buyers to get a second opinion on their home loan. This type of Mortgage Check-Up ensures that you’re getting …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

What are Discount Points? Discount points are a kind of prepaid interest that a borrower pays as an upfront fee to their lender at the time of closing. By paying discount points you pay more upfront, but receive a lower …
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Home Buyers Want One-Stop Shopping

A recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) study revealed that a vast majority of home buyers want to work with a company that offers a full-range of real estate services for one-stop shopping. 78% of home buyers said that one-stop …
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Resource Video: Buyers Edition

What is Mortgage Underwriting? Underwriting is a process lenders use to assess risk before agreeing to approve a loan. The underwriting process verifies that the borrowers, the property and the documentation all meet the lender’s requirements for the requested mortgage. Within Shorewest’s …
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A Window of Opportunity for Luxury Home Buyers

  The real estate market has been very busy this year with prices rising as the demand far outpaces the supply in almost every region. However, it is a different story when it comes to the luxury market. Inventory levels …
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Shorewest Welcomes New Sales Associates and Loan Officers

Congratulations and welcome to our November new agent training class! Front Row: Laura Buege, Brookfield/Waukesha; Tanya Niegelsen, Mukwonago; Diane Schnell, New Berlin; Kathleen Bernier, Southridge; Barbie Kotovic Sprinkman, Lake Country; Sebastian Fortin, Mukwonago; Wendy Buckman, Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation Middle Row: Steven …
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Categories: Careers


What’s First? The House or the Mortgage.

Great advice from our friends at Keeping Current Matters. What’s First? The House or the Mortgage? by Dean Hartman Most people get it backwards. They shop for a home, THEN, they try to structure the financing for it. They make …
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