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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Unless you have the ability to purchase a home with cold cash, it will be absolutely necessary to utilize a lender to finance a home purchase. A lender can greatly influence how smoothly the purchasing process will flow during escrow, and more importantly, will directly affect how much a buyer will ultimately pay for the home many years after escrow is closed.
If you feel comfortable sitting face-to-face with someone, selecting a local mortgage lender will be the safest option. However, many buyers do not mind distance and commonly use lenders across the country. As long as there is direct, quick, and constant communication during the entire financing process, a long-distance lender may just be the perfect fit.
A lender with a proven track record to close on time, and the ability to meet deadlines during the escrow process is a must. Ask your realtor for a recommendation. Then call two or three other top local realtors in the area, or even an escrow company, and ask them who they suggest and why.
Select a lender who has a realistic approach to what you can and cannot afford. Just because you can go up to a higher amount may not mean it is the wisest decision when considering your present financial situation. Find a loan officer who listens and speaks with your financial interests in mind.
A great lender will be able to assist even in the event you have credit issues and cannot purchase at the moment. If so, ask your lender to suggest an action plan that will clean up the credit issues. Once the plan is implemented, a mortgage pro will follow up and continually work with you until the issues are resolved.
Good rates and terms are the leading reasons why buyers ultimately select a particular lender over another. Some of the above points can be compromised to a certain degree, but not great interest rates and superb loan terms. Shop around and always request an estimated cost statement and closely compare not only interest rates, but loan fees and additional terms. Stay away from lenders who only offer verbal quotes over the phone.
Give me a call and let’s talk further about selecting the right lender for your purchasing needs. There are further tips I can offer in helping you to select the right one. Call me, Clint Freeman at 760 382-1082, and let’s find a lender that will be just the right fit for you.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.