kcloantips: How do you pick a mortgage - 09/22/15 11:55 PM
We love the Kansas City area, especially the 54 surrounding communities that are great places to live like Lee's Summit, MO.  If you want to live in one of these areas we can help, but how do you pick a mortgage? Here in Darren Copeland's office, we're committed to helping you get into the best mortgage program for your situation and that means we want you to know and understand which loan is the best for you!  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 … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Why you need to get pre-approved - 09/01/15 11:48 PM
Findng the answer to the question why you need to get pre-approved means that you already know the importance of beginning the exciting process of looking for a homeby co nnecting with a local mortgage lender. A trusted mortgage lender can then begin the process of getting you pre approved.
 
Why should I get pre approved first? There are several reasons why you need to get pre approved before looking for a home.
First, most realtors won’t show you houses until you have an approval letter from a bank, because they don't want to set you up for heartbreak of loving … (4 comments)

kcloantips: Local SEO can help you grow - 08/12/15 11:25 PM
Yesterday I had a meeting with a former client who runs an SEO business, and his sales pitch can be summed up as one phrase: "Local SEO can help you grow, and I can do that for you."  While I ended up not buying his services (yet) because I've got a great assistant who has a basic knowledge of that stuff already. I do see the value in knowing what's going on in the internet world and I thought I would share it with you. 
For those of you who don't know SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.  It's a way of … (5 comments)

kcloantips: Warrensburg VA Home Loan - 06/11/15 11:52 PM
Warrensburg VA Home Loan
Warrensburg VA lenders provide active duty, National Guard, reserve members and veterans the ability to get loans for homes. This program offers competitive interest rates with no requirement for private mortgage insurance or a down payment. Private lenders process the loans but the Veterans Administration guarantees a part of the loan if the borrowers have issues stopping them from making payments.
Veterans can apply for Purchase Loans if they are having trouble with securing traditional financing. A number of people use these loans to refinance traditional loans and the Administration guarantees up to the total value of the property.
These … (0 comments)

kcloantips: The VA Loan doesn't expire - 06/10/15 12:39 AM
Unlike milk, the VA Loan never expires. Some things expire.
Milk.
Eggs.
Pizza coupons.
However some things don't expire. For example, the VA Loan doesn't expire.
What is the VA Loan?If you've ever been in the military, you might be eligible for the VA loan. Yes, even if you served in Vietnam some time ago. Or, if you signed up right out of high school because college wasn't right for you just quite yet. The VA loan is a program offered by the Federal government to those who've been in the service. It's one of the VA programs available that offers big advantages when it comes time … (0 comments)

kcloantips: 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)

kcloantips: 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)

kcloantips: Reverse Mortgage Olathe Kansas - 04/15/15 11:14 PM
Seniors living in Olathe Kansas could qualify for the all new Reverse Mortgage Olathe Kansas program offered by LeaderOne Financial.  If you're interested in a great product like this that will allow you to increase your income all while staying in the home that you're currently living in!  You can get pre-approved for this great program through Darren Copeland of LeaderOne Financial and the founder of KC Loan Tips.  His office in Lee's Summit Missouri services the entire Kansas City MO area and are experts when it comes to Reverse Mortgages, (and all the other mortgage stuff too like FHA Home … (2 comments)

kcloantips: Mortgage 101 - 03/02/15 02:30 AM
The last few weeks we've been tackling a lot of questions about the mortgage process and what it takes to get a home loan.  So, Today we'd like to unveil a great little youtube playlist that we created that answers many of the questions you're asking.  It's our Mortgage 101 series playlist over on our KC Loan Tips channel on YouTube.  If you haven't visited us there or on our website, we'll let you know that Darren Copeland and his team at LeaderOne Financial are ready to assist you with any and all of your home loan questions or help you … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Getting Mortgage Ready for your USDA Home Loan - 02/11/15 12:47 AM

Getting Mortgage Ready for your USDA Home Loan can be overwhelming, so I created the video above so that First Time Home Buyers stay on the right track when qualifying for a USDA Home Loan. There are many situations that can come up during the USDA Loan eligibility process that can hurt the chances of qualifying for a USDA home loan and mortgages in general. The video above from our local USDA Loan expert Darren Copeland of LeaderOne financial and KC Loan Tips has helpful hints to get you mortgage ready for a USDA Home loan or really any home … (5 comments)

kcloantips: Just ask for the darned business - 01/21/15 01:22 AM
It's something we all need to get better at doing; including me.  It's something that we try to do here atKC Loan Tips but sometimes the hardest part of the sale is to just ask for the darned business.  You know what I mean, you're meeting with a client who isn't too sure about using you, you've done all the 'needs-analysis' sales-ey-schmale-sy stuff, but your client doesn't seem too convinced.  Now's the time to do it.
Just ask for the darned business.
When I was a young man in school I was so nervous about asking girls out on dates and … (0 comments)

kcloantips: FHA Home Loan Raytown - 12/19/14 01:30 AM

IF you're looking for your first home, you should consider the FHA Home Loan Raytown program offered by Darren Copeland of KC Loan Tips.  He's the mortgage expert you just saw in the video about describing the benefits of the FHA Mortgage option!
As you heard, this is a great program for first time homebuyers and anyone who might have just below average credit scores!  By using the FHA Home Loan Raytown program we can ensure that your home buying process will be less stressful and we can get you pre-approved very quickly.  If you're interested in applying for a … (0 comments)

kcloantips: FHA Home Loan Oak Grove - 11/14/14 12:10 AM
Of all the mortgage programs that we offer to our clients, none is potentially more life changing than the FHA Home Loan Oak Grove.  The reason it's so 'life-changing' is because it actually helps first time home buyers get into that first home.  It gives them a shot at the American dream AND it prevents them from spending thousands of dollars in rent and other things and transforms that money into an asset that they can have and use for years to come.  I love it when we help a first time homebuyer get their first house, then a few years … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Kansas City Home Loan - 10/20/14 01:18 AM
Holy Cow! I can't believe it!  The fountains are dyed blue and it's a great time to be living in Kansas City and to be a lifelong Royals fan.  I am so proud of my hometown Royals, but I love my city! It's a great place to live and a great place to work, that's why we offer the best Kansas City Home Loan!  Whether you're looking to get an FHA, VA, USDA, or conventional loan we're the best in KC, well, I may be a bit biased on that fact, but here are some other easy to remember and important … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Get a VA Home Loan in Independence - 10/02/14 12:36 AM
The best thing for our military folks, either active duty or veterans would be to Get a VA Home Loan in Independence,  just contact us at KC Loan Tips, we're all about making the mortgage and home buying process simple, especially for those who have served our country and protected our citizens! I'd like to introduce you to the first step in the process and help you make that most important first step to Get a VA Home Loan in Independence.
To Get a VA Home Loan in Independence is actually a very easy process and I'd like to outline that … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Get a Home Loan in Lee's Summit - 09/23/14 11:58 PM
Here at KC Loan Tips, we're all about making the mortgage and home buying process simple and so I'd like to introduce you to the first step in the process and help you make that most important first step to Get a Home Loan in Lee's Summit.
To Get a Home Loan in Lee's Summit is actually a very easy process and I'd like to outline that process for you right now with just the first step in a journey that you'll be very thankful you took!   A famous proverb say that the 'journey of a thousand miles begins with the … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Get a Home Mortgage in Blue Springs - 09/22/14 12:38 AM
Folks out there want to paint a picture that getting a home loan is a difficult process and that it's stressful, but the truth is that the entire process really isn't that bad.  There are a few things you need to know when you want to Get a Home Mortgage in Blue Springs. 
When you've finally made the decision to move your family from the renting lifestyle and you're ready to Get a Home Mortgage in Blue Springs and that is an exciting thing.  There's plenty of stuff to do once you've made this decision to get started down the road … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Get a Home Mortgage in Kansas City - 09/18/14 12:00 AM
When you've finally made the decision to move your family from the renting lifestyle and you're ready to Get a Home Mortgage in Kansas City and that is an exciting thing.  There's plenty of stuff to do once you've made this decision to get started down the road to home ownership and it reminds me of one of the most famous lines in one of my favorite movies.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." 
A lot of folks out there want to paint a picture that getting a … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Getting your first mortgage. - 09/17/14 12:40 AM
Getting your first mortgage can seem like a daunting task, and when you're thinking about becoming a home owner, everyone has heard some horror story of working with a lender who couldn't meet your closing date, or something else, but there are plenty of stories that showcase how easy the home loan process can be.  And you need to know where to start the home loan process. Here are our favorite 3 tips for Getting your first mortgage
Finding a local Mortgage Lender. This is quite possible the most important part of getting started.  As you proceed onward in the mortgage … (0 comments)

kcloantips: Buying a home in Kansas City, KS - 09/10/14 12:51 AM
Buying a home in Kansas City, KS is a very rewarding experience that comes with a lot of excitement, stress and some fear. Many questions come to mind when making one of the largest investments of a lifetime. It is difficult to know if you are getting the best deal, but we'd like to help you understand a couple of simple way to know if you're getting the best deal.  You can get pre-approved with us on get a head start on the stress free process on our website: KC Loan Tips Application.
There are so many things to worry about, that … (2 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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