best mortgage: Lee's Summit's Best Mortgage - 09/02/15 11:36 PM
We're a local Lee's Summit, Missouri lender and we get asked all the time, what's Lee's Summit's Best Mortgage for ______________.  (You can fill in the blank with whatever niche, first time home buyers, veterans, active-duty military, underwater-banjo-playing-kite-surfers, we've heard it all here at Darren Copeland's office.) We've wanted to know and understand which loan is the best for certain groups of people.  While each loan is not really specific to Lee's Summit, MO, they will generally be the best for anyone in the Kansas City Missouri or Kansas area, or really anywhere in the nation. We'll go through our list … (2 comments)

best mortgage: FHA Home Loans Maryland Heights - 04/20/15 01:05 AM

If you're considering buying a home our FHA Home Loans Maryland Heights are great for first time homebuyers or even for folks who don't have a lot of money for a down payment.   Whether you're a first time home buyer or you're just looking to purchase a new home the FHA Mortgage loan is a great option for you.  With recent changes the PMI is much more affordable, (PMI is a small charge added to your monthly payment that allows you to keep your down payment as small as 3.5%).
Darren Copeland, of LeaderOne Financial and the founder of KC Loan … (0 comments)

best mortgage: How a Local Lender Can Help You - 04/08/15 02:46 AM
Closing on time is the most important part of your mortgage, that's why it's important to know How a Local Lender Can Help You.  As we continue blogging through our Ask Darren youtube webseries, we noticed it was high time we talked about how great finding a local lender can be for your home loan process.  We won't bore you with going over the details of how we're a Lee's Summit, Missouri mortgage lending team that takes care of folks in the entire Kansas City, MO area and how we're focused on helping people in our area get the best mortgage … (0 comments)

best mortgage: What's the difference between Mortgage Programs - 04/03/15 02:17 AM
We're experts on just about any home loan you can get, but What's the difference between Mortgage Programs?  Many people call us to get pre-approved and many of those same people don't know what program they qualify for, let alone how those programs differ from each other! Our primary focus when it comes to helping people get their home loans are on FHA, USDA, VA and Conventional loans.  We've made it our business to know as much as we can, so you don't have to figure it out on your own, A local realtor asked our mortgage loan expert, Darren Copeland … (5 comments)

best mortgage: The Biggest Challenge in the Mortgage Process - 04/02/15 03:56 AM
Do you know what your mortgage lender says the Biggest Challenge in the Mortgage Process is; it may be something that you can do something about as your journeying through your home loan!  We asked Darren Copeland, a Lee's Summit Missouri Loan officer to answer some of the most common questions that people have when it comes to purchasing a home or going through the mortgage process.  We've invited local realtors from all over the Kansas City area to ask Darren questions that they hear most often, and this one is a great questions.  Watch the video below to see Darren's … (0 comments)

best mortgage: How Much Money Will I Need for Closing Costs - 04/01/15 01:23 AM
One of the most frequent questions we get asked after people get pre-approved for their home loan is How Much Money Will I Need for Closing Costs.  So in this episode of Darren Copeland's "Ask Darren" webseries featured on YouTube, a local Kansas City realtor asks him what about those mortgage related closing costs. 

Darren and his team at KC Loan Tips are always striving to help people on the lookout for a the best mortgage deals not only get the right home loan, but also to educate them throughout the entire process.  They're one of the consistently ranked … (0 comments)

best mortgage: Waiting After a Bankruptcy - 03/30/15 12:20 AM
Maybe you weren't expecting it, your credit slipped, something happened and now you're waiting after a bankruptcy wondering if you can buy a new home?  The good news is that having a bankruptcy doesn't end your dreams of owning a house, however it may delay them by a few years.  A Realtor in the Kansas City area joined our local Lee's Summit Missouri mortgage lender, Darren Copeland, in our Ask Darren series to ask this very question about waiting after a bankruptcy.  Watch the video below to find out more about how this unfortunate circumstance can be overcome to help you … (0 comments)

best mortgage: What is Premium Mortgage Insurance - 03/25/15 01:48 AM
Of all the questions that we get asked on a regular basis , What is Premium Mortgage Insurance is probably the one of the most common.  When we're working on an FHA mortgage we're always explaining to people how PMI works and letting them know why they have to pay an extra fee or two when picking up that really great 3.5% downpayment that accompanies FHA Home Loans.  One of the videos in our Home Loan Tips series explains this often misunderstood and unexplained portion of FHA mortgages, watch the video below with out mortgage expert Darren Copeland, where Darren answers … (2 comments)

best mortgage: Do I need to get Pre-approved - 02/18/15 12:17 AM
One of the questions that we consistently hear is Do I need to get pre-approved?  The answer to this question is YES! It will make your home buying experience so much better and it will aliveate some of the stress that many people think is inevitable with the home buying/home loan process! 
We asked our local mortgage expert Darren Copeland (from KC Loan Tips) and LeaderOne Financial to answer the question Do I need to get Pre-approved? and the video below is how he answered it!  I think you'll find the informaton very valuable as you are beginning your home loan … (2 comments)

best mortgage: Homes in Jackson County - 05/03/13 12:42 AM
Homes in Jackson County
Are you living in Lees Summit, Independence, Blue Springs or any other Jackson County city and looking for a house?  We're here to help you find Homes in Jackson County!  Before you begin your home search, one thing you'll need to do is get pre-approved for a home loan.  You can do get pre-approved online by clicking here, or you can call us at (816) 268-4025.  There are more than a few good reasons to get pre-approved before you find the house of your dreams.  So let's go over just a few of the advantages of getting … (0 comments)

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This is Darren Copeland's Blog, Darren is a Senior Mortgage consultant and mortgage banker in Lees Summit, MO and for the rest of the Kansas City Area with Leader One Financial. We specialize in Home Mortgage loans specifically FHA loans, VA Loans, Conventional loans and even reverse mortgages for seniors! Check our blog for information about Home Loans and Mortgage tips and news for Home Buyers and; Real Estate Agents! Call us today to get started (816) 268-4025



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