Category Archives: Loans

Pre-Qualifying for a Loan vs. Loan Pre-Approval

Getting a mortgage usually involves getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for a loan at some stage in the process. Although pre-qualification and pre-approval are both stepping stones to securing a home loan, they are actually quite different, and it’s important to … Continue reading

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How to Become A Loan Officer

Navigating the challenges of obtaining a mortgage for a dream home can be a daunting experience. A licensed loan officer helps to alleviate those challenges by guiding their clients through the financial process while also educating them about the best possible options.  … Continue reading

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Can You Get a Better Home Loan From a Bank Or a Non-Bank?

The home loan landscape has changed dramatically since the financial crisis of 2008. In 2010, loan originations from non-bank lenders represented a 10% market share. By 2017, their share skyrocketed to 50%, presenting a new challenge to traditional banks. Responding … Continue reading

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FHA: Fewer Home Approvals

The Federal Housing Administration suffered a 27% drop in market share from fiscal 2010 numbers. Department of Housing and Urban Development numbers show that while FHA refinance volume has increased by 9% since August, the 12% drag on purchase production … Continue reading

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