home loans: Independence mortgage expert - 10/20/15 12:12 AM
If you're trying to buy a new home or looking to buy your first home you need a Independence mortgage expert and we know one who's ready to help you!  Darren Copeland is the premiere home loan guy in Lee's Summit Missouri that services the entire metro area (including Kansas as well).  What makes Darren the go-to-guy when it comes to home loans and home financing?  It's because Darren and his team are commited to educating you through your home buying process and making it as stress free as possible! We'll help you understand all your options and we'll go through … (0 comments)

home loans: Blue Springs VA Loan - 09/22/15 12:46 AM
If you live near Blue Springs, MO, and you're a veteran or active duty military then you need to know more about Blue Springs VA Loans.  VA Home Loans are one of the best mortgage programs out there and are actually designed to help those who have served or are currently serving our country in any branch of the United States Military. The best part of this mortgage is that when you qualify for a VA Loan you don't have to worry about the 20% down payment that conventional mortgages require or even the 3.5% that FHA loans require.  This is … (0 comments)

home loans: Lee's Summit FHA Loans - 08/11/15 12:36 AM
If your considering buying your first home and you live near Lee's Summit, MO, then you need to know more about Lee's Summit FHA Loans.  FHA Home Loans are one of the best mortgage programs out there and are actually designed to help people purchase their first home, or to help those who can't afford to pay the 20% down payment that conventional mortgages require.  If this is you, then consider taking a moment to listen to one of Lee's Summit Missouri's best mortgage lenders: Darren Copeland. 
Darren has been doing FHA home loans for over 10 years and many people consider … (2 comments)

home loans: Home Loans Lee's Summit - 07/28/15 12:09 AM
Home Loans Lee's Summit are what we're good at doing, perhaps you're a first time home buyer or perhaps your a seasoned veteran of the home buying process.  Either way we're here to help you with all your mortgage needs from getting pre-approved all the way to putting the key in the front door, and because we're committed to being the #1 most awesome customer service provider in the Kansas City Missouri and Lee's Summit MO area, we thought we would give you just a few tips for moving into your new home!  And because reading can get SO TEDIOUS (just … (0 comments)

home loans: 10 Commandments of Home Loans - 07/02/15 12:26 AM
There are just a few things that you shouldn't do when you're buying a home and this infographic pretty much sums up what we think about those things.  So sit back, scroll down and enjoy the 10 Commandments of Home Loans - we say home loans because well, that's the hard part of buying a home!
Originally posted at The Lighter Side of Real Estate

home loans: Lee's Summit Home Loan - 06/23/15 12:49 AM
While working on a project, I realized that I didn't have all the tools to get the job done, and that's a must for projects, Your Lee's Summit Home Loan is just like that.  You want to have all the right tools to get the job done quick and stress-free.  While my project didn't go so well (I always end up going to home depot 5 or 6 times!) The Darren Copeland Mortgage Team can help you with all the right tools to get the job done well, quickly and with as little stress as possible.
If you're looking for an FHA … (1 comments)

home loans: VA Home Loans for Whiteman Air Force Base - 06/22/15 01:23 AM
VA Home Loans for Whiteman Air Force Base are made with no money down, and if you're working with a great realtor you can often times get the seller to pay the closing costs, which allows you to come to closing without any money to spend! It's a great way to purchase a home while your stationed at the home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber!
The rates on VA loans are much better than your other mortgage options typically, and VA loans don't have any pricey month-to-month mortgage insurance charge. Making use of a VA Home Loan is isn't really that different … (0 comments)

home loans: VA Loans and Homes for Heroes help veterans with mortgages - 06/02/15 01:10 AM
Are you like my family and have a pile of coupons or ads displaying the best 'deals' of Christmas sitting to the side of your desk, waiting for you to redeem them as you Christmas shop? Whether it's the $10 Kohl's cash or the BOGO coupon for new shoes, most of us want a deal this holiday season... and beyond. We love to save money and to spend less.
Looking for a deal on mortgages and home loansI meet many who are hoping for a 'deal' when it comes to home loans and mortgages. For those who are eligible for a VA loan, there may … (5 comments)

home loans: FHA Home Loan O'Fallon - 04/28/15 12:03 AM
FHA Home Loan O'Fallon
If you're looking to purchase a home as a first time home buyer or you're just looking for a low down payment option then the FHA Mortgage program is probably the right program for you.  We're working hard to help as many people as possible who are looking to buy in the O'Fallon Missouri area find the right home loan for them and for many folks the FHA Home loan program makes a lot of sense.  If you're wanting one of these great mortgages you can go ahead and get pre-approved with us! 
Darren Copeland is one of the … (0 comments)

home loans: FHA Loans Grandview - 04/21/15 03:33 AM
If you're interested in finding a home in one of the many great Kansas City Suburbs - look no further than FHA Loans Grandview.  You've probably heard of the FHA Home Loan before but did you know that you don't just have to be a first time home buyer to qualify for it!  It can be a great mortgage program for people who don't have a large down payment to put down on a new house. 
LeaderOne Financial's Darren Copeland (founder of KC Loan Tips) is an experienced Kansas City MO area lender who specializes in FHA Home Loans, along with several … (0 comments)

home loans: 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)

home loans: Local Lenders - 03/04/15 09:56 PM
Having a local lender in the Kansas City area is one of the best benefits that you could ask for when you're planning on purchasing a home, if you'd like to get that process started with a local lender, you can get pre-approved here.  Mortgages are not something that everyone understands when they begin the process, that's why it pays to have someone on your side who can explain the home loan process and what's going on during those crucial days before you own your new home. 
We asked our local LeaderOne Financial mortgage lender, Darren Copeland, to take a … (0 comments)

home loans: Kansas City Mortgage Pre-Approval - 05/16/13 02:59 AM
Kansas City Mortgage Pre-Approval
I hear it all the time. A family stumbled upon their dream house, then found a Realtor in a short time, after which got things going without getting a pre-approval from a mortgage lender, only to see their dream home out of their price range! All of us fall into the trap of being lured into things and then wanting them NOW, but I like to recommend that everyone going through the house shopping for course of ensure that to get a pre-approval earlier than you go to any showings.  If you want to go ahead and … (1 comments)

home loans: Mortgage Loans Lees Summit - 05/13/13 02:45 AM
Mortgage Loans Lees Summit

One of many things that I enjoy most about my business in the Home Loan trade is that I am getting to watch the smiling faces of other people that have simply discovered their dreams are coming together!  I like visiting closings and watching how people's arms cramp up as a result of signing their names so many instances, however in the end they are simply beaming since they now have a place to call their very own! To start the process that will bring a smile to your face you should actually get pre-approved for a … (0 comments)

home loans: Kansas City Homes for Sale - 05/07/13 05:17 AM
Kansas City Homes For Sale
When You're in search of a Kansas City Homes for Sale there are some  DO's and DON'Ts that you're going to wish to keep an eye out for in the first steps of you house buying process.  The first step when looking for homes on the market is to get pre-approved with a neighborhood lender, You should get pre-approved with us on-line or by calling (816)268-4025. On the subject of home mortgage approvals, and home purchasing, many people don't realize how their actions can affect their house buying experience. Here is what I encourage people when … (0 comments)

home loans: 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)

home loans: Lees Summit Local Lenders - 05/01/13 05:58 AM
Lees Summit Local Lenders
What most people don't know when they go to buy a house is that there are a ton of people who want you to get a loan through them; but we think you should try a Lees Summit Local Lender a lot of them are big banks with branches in your area.  But we suggest that maybe you should avoid the big banks that don't offer everything locally and try someone who is in your community.  If you'd like to get started on a home loan with someone who is local, you can call (816) 268-4025 or … (0 comments)

home loans: Buying a Home In Kansas City - 04/25/13 02:25 AM
Buying a Home In Kansas City

Home loans make the process of buying a new home more affordable than ever.  As you may already know, these types of loans give you many opportunities that wouldn’t be possible without them.  When you buy a home, you should understand as much as you can about the process, as well as the questions you will be answering.  This way, you’ll be familiar with how things work and you’ll find the entire process to go much smoother.  The first step in the process is getting pre-approved which you can do online or by giving us … (0 comments)

home loans: Secrets your banker won't tell you. - 04/19/13 02:25 AM
Secrets your banker won't tell you.
Low interest rates, a newly recovering housing market and eager sellers have made now a prime time for buying a home. There are a number of different mortgages to use to make the buying experience fit your needs and budget. The 25 year mortgage and the 30 year mortgage are two of the more popular choices for home mortgages.  To get your Mortgage started click here to get pre-approved!
The 25 Year Home Loan
Often a 25 year mortgage is available with a lower interest rate than the 30 year mortgage. Lower interest rates can usually balance … (0 comments)

home loans: Whiteman BAH - 04/10/13 02:27 AM
Whiteman BAH
I’m sure if you’ve spent any time on the internet looking for VA Loan information or you've heard the term BAH before.  But for those of you who may have stumbled upon this blog and don't know - BAH stands for Basic Allowance Housing...but it's commonly referred to as your Basic Housing Allowance. Knowing this can really help you out when you are going to get Pre-approved for a loan.  You can get pre-approved with us here.
Your BAH is based on a few things:
1. Geographic Duty Location - this we where you've served your time in the … (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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