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Michelle Mechem

I am a great referral for your smart and busy friend, Anthony. He’s like my hiking friend Jenna. She travels Monday through Thursday every week. She literally spends more time in hotels than she does in her Atlanta apartment, where the rent just went up to $1,900 a month and it doesn’t even have a…

Julia Brantley

As we approach the end of the year home inventory begins to dwindle. But trust me – Fall and winter are great seasons for home buying! Leftover spring and summer inventory typically result in deals. Most leftovers were overpriced causing them to miss their true market potential and now have fewer chances to capture buyers….

Steve Payment

My website offers great tools to quickly search and learn about real estate. The housing market is hot and inventory is low you need the most accurate information when you are looking for a new home. I build a search for all my clients. On this website You can preview thousands of local properties 24…

Valerie Brutti

One of the best things that a seller can do is understand how a buyer sees a home. When working with sellers, I explain how important curb appeal the buyer to feels invited to be there. Having a clean yard and porch helps set the stage for a great property. I have the seller walk from…

Nurse – Vance Blew

Masi, who is a Registered Nurse, came to me as a referral from a past client. She was looking for a townhome in a gated community for security. She was a first time homebuyer and had saved some money. Had great credit. She wanted to put down as little as 3% and we have a…

Recasting – Chris Coulter

In my first 7 minute I talked about the word recasting. It’s time for me to mention it again because since that March date I’ve closed 43 loans and I have recasted 12 of them. Recasting is a reduction to your monthly payment after a large principal reduction of 10% or more. It is useful when…

Rapid Rescore – Jaad Nicholas

Many people think that if their credit score is “too low” and they need to move within 45 days, they have to rent. This is not always true. I’m Jaad Nicholas & I’m a Mortgage Planner. My client John wanted to purchase a home in June, so he came to me in May to get…

Closing Costs – E.J. Farge

Residential Home Funding serves the Atlantic coast from NY/NJ to Florida, and I am branch manager of 1 of 2 Georgia Branches. Often people ask “what are your closing costs?” Typically they are the legal, title insurance, state taxes and lender costs. Our lender costs (including loan origination, processing, underwriting, locking and delivery of funds…

Offer Letter – Clay Jeffereys

I just started a new job, so I can’t buy a home for two years. Good Morning, My name is Clay Jeffreys, I’m a licensed mortgage lender, and that statement may not be true. As a full time, salaried W2 employee, you only need an unconditional offer letter showing your salary and start date. If…

Guidelines – Jason Conn

My name is Jason Conn and I’m a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer with Fifth Third Bank. As a tinkerer, I love cool tools. I mean, I love having the kind of tool in my box that everyone else says ‘what in the world is that’? Usually if a tool is very obscure, the task that…