preapproved: FHA Loan Blue Springs - 11/05/15 11:30 PM
Let's talk about what you need to know about an FHA Loan Blue Springs because I know you want to learn more about them. You probably already know that FHA home loans are extremely popular because they have a ton of advantages for the home buyer! If you're ready to get pre-approved for your FHA loan - then click here to start the pre-approval process!
The FHA home loan is a great program because it really helps out the buyer with incredible benefits when you are approved for the loan.  The benefits begin to come together beginning with less stringent guidelines on … (0 comments)

preapproved: Warrensburg VA Loans - 10/29/15 12:13 AM
we're offering Warrensburg VA Loans to all our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves military members who live in the Kansas City area and are looking for a place to live.  If you're wanting to purchase a home in the Warrensburg Missouri area and have your DD214 or COE, we can help - actually, even if you don't have those we can help you get them so you can get your VA home loan.  The VA Mortgage program was started to help soldiers returning from war be able to pick up the pieces of their lives and … (0 comments)

preapproved: Lee's Summit MO Mortgage - 10/08/15 01:59 AM
For a second straight year the Royals are in the post season (or the #YostSeason as we're calling it!) That's incredible!  Just like being a Royals fan is all about sticking with the team through the hard times, you're going to want a mortgage lender who will be there when things get tough and stick right with you! That's us! We're here to help anyone and everyone trying to buy a home in the KC MO area.  One of the things you'll need to get is a Lee's Summit MO Mortgage, whether you want to live in Jackson County, Clay County … (0 comments)

preapproved: Kansas City Missouri Mortgage - 10/06/15 11:39 PM
Did you know that last year Kansas City had 24 million visitors?!  That's incredible!  What's really great is that some of those folks will choose to move to our wonderful city and make it their home, and we're here to help anyone and everyone trying to buy a home in the KC MO area.  One of the things you'll need to get is a Kansas City Missouri Mortgage, whether you want to live in Jackson County, Clay County from Independence all the way to Kansas City Kansas you're going to need some home loan help and we're the folks to do … (1 comments)

preapproved: 4 Great Loan Officer Traits - 09/24/15 12:00 AM
When choosing a mortgage lender to get your home loan, you're going to need to know these 4 great Loan Officer Traits.  The reason you need to know these is because all too often now the people you communicate with (especially online banks) are just in call centers, and it's better to have some local, and consistently there to help you with  your mortgage needs.  When you call Darren Copeland's office, you'll always hear the same people working on your loan. When you call to get pre-approved, it will be the same people; everytime! So here's a handy guide to what … (3 comments)

preapproved: 3 tips to help your pre-approval - 09/15/15 04:28 AM
In today's real estate world everyone is looking for a edge to purchase a new home, so we thought we'd give you 3 tips to help your pre-approval process.  The pre-approval process is the first step in the mortgage process  and gets you set up to purchase your dream home, and also helps your lender determine what home loan you qualify for. Whether it's an FHA, USDA, VA and Conventional loans, you'll need to get pre-approved through a local lender and we'd like to help you get ready for getting pre-approved!
Keep it togetherThe Darren Copeland Mortgage Team tries to do … (3 comments)

preapproved: 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)

preapproved: Mortgage-land! - 08/06/15 03:31 AM
We're always hard at work helping folks understand what it takes to get a home loan, so we created Mortgage-land!  It's kind of like CandyLand, but it's not really a game just an infographic that takes you through the process of getting a mortgage.  Darren Copeland and his team are the best mortgage folks in the Lee's Summit MO, Kansas City, Missouri area and stand at the ready to help you get your new home or even your first home.  Check out this great infographic Mortgage-Land! to learn more about the process or click here to get pre-approved with Darren.
Call us … (14 comments)

preapproved: Buying a Home in Lee's Summit - 07/29/15 11:49 PM
If you're interested in Buying a home in Lee's Summit Missouri, one of Kansas City MO's finest suburbs then there are a few things you need to know.  Before we get to that list though there is one thing you need to know: the real estate market is going crazy and houses aren't staying on the market long and that adds another factor into your decisions. Time, and you don't have much of it. So here's a list of things you need to have ready when it's time to go house shopping.
A Good RealtorOne of the things we see all … (0 comments)

preapproved: How Much Can I Afford - 07/20/15 12:27 AM
How Much Can I Afford? That's a question that's usually asked first to us as mortgage lenders, but how do we figure out this amount?  Well, it's not an educated guess, that's for sure, we use a lot of tools to figure this out as you're beginning the home loan process.  It's also better for you to know what you can afford when you're looking to purchase a home, let's say that you're going out on your home buying journey, and you find a house that is perfect, so then you call Darren Copeland, (your lender) to get pre-approved. Your lender … (0 comments)

preapproved: When Can I Buy a New Truck - 07/07/15 12:12 AM
When you're going through the mortgage process there's a few things you need to do, but we get asked a lot: When Can I Buy a New Truck?  We understand that you really want that new truck to help you move the stuff from your old house or apartment into your new place, but there's a something you need to know while you're in the home loan process...Watch an episode from our "Ask Darren" series where we talk to a local Kansas City realtor about how this can affect your mortgage. 
If you're ready to get started on a home loan … (2 comments)

preapproved: What is the 3.5% in an FHA home loan - 07/06/15 02:59 AM
What is the 3.5% in an FHA home loan?  We get asked this a lot and so we sat down with a realtor that we work with regularly and had a quick discussion that can help you understand what that 3.5% really means.  The FHA home loan is a great mortgage and really can make it possible for first time home buyers to move into that first home.  If you're wanting to take the first step, then watch this video and get preapproved online here.
Call us at (816) 268-4025 if you have any other questions that we can help you understand, … (2 comments)

preapproved: 3 facts you need to know about USDA Loans - 06/26/15 01:36 AM
Not many people know about USDA home loans, but here are 3 facts you need to know about USDA Loans, which could be the right home loan for you!
The USDA home loan program was developed to spur growth in the rural areas of the United States.  It's a government backed mortgage, which means the government insures your loan, while an experienced mortgage lender will  handle all the other details of your loan. It's important to pick a lender who knows what they are doing with loans like the USDA loan, because there can be some peculiarities and having experience with … (2 comments)

preapproved: 4 Mistakes Home Buyers Make - 05/28/15 01:59 AM
We took some time and created this amazing infographic to discuss the 4 Mistakes Home Buyers Make most often, and some bried explanations of each one. 
If you'd like to avoid  the 4 Mistakes Home Buyers Make then give us a call or get pre-approved online with us!

preapproved: The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved. - 05/19/15 03:08 AM
To know the importance of getting pre-approved means that before you begin the exciting process of looking for a home, you need to connect 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 it’s critical to be pre approved before looking for a home.
First, most realtors won’t show you houses until you have an approval letter from a bank. Second, a mortgage lender will be able to discuss with you how much home your family can afford. Even if there are issues with … (15 comments)

preapproved: Reverse Mortgage Mission Kansas - 04/14/15 01:15 AM
Seniors who are above the age of 62 and are looking for a way to increase their income while staying in their home should look into the Reverse Mortgage Mission Kansas program offered by LeaderOne financial's mortgage expert Darren Copeland.  Darren is the founder of KC Loan Tips, a one stop shop to explain, educate, and lead buyers through the mortgage process.  If you're interested in getting a Reverse Mortgage or perhaps you know someone who is interested in getting a home loan, you can get pre-approved here through Darren's website. 
If you're simply looking for more information about the benefits and … (0 comments)

preapproved: When Should I Buy Furniture? - 03/31/15 04:02 AM
When Should I Buy Furniture?
We're continuing blogging through our Ask Darren Series on YouTube, and we wanted you to know what the best time to buy furniture is when you're purchasing your new home!  Darren Copeland, your Lee's Summit MO home loan expert sat down with a local Kansas City area realtor and discussed this question on episode 4 of our 'Ask Darren' web series for KC Loan Tips. Click below to watch the video!

Now that you know the answer to When Should I Buy Furniture for your new home purchase you should really consider the benefits … (2 comments)

preapproved: Getting Pre-approved in Lee's Summit - 03/18/15 01:33 AM

Getting Pre-approved in Lee's Summit MO is probably easier than you think it is, especially if you're using a local lender with a local LSMO office.  Darren Copeland (who stars in the video above,) from LeaderOne Financial, is ready to help you understand and get pre-approved as soon as your ready to start your home buying process.   Darren and his KC Loan Tips team are ready to help you as you work your way through your VA, FHA, USDA or Conventional home loan process.  With our in house underwriters and a mortgage loan processor in our office we can assist … (0 comments)

preapproved: 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)

preapproved: FHA Home Loan Independence - 10/29/14 12:21 AM
If you've never bought a house before and are thinking about it now, KC Loan Tips FHA Home Loan Independence could be the right option for you.  Interest rates are still low and many of the benefits of the FHA Home Loan program are especially helpful to first time home buyers!  If you're even considering a purchasing a home or moving here are some of the best attributes of the FHA Home Loan Independence and get pre-approved for this great program right now!

Here are some of the benefits:
1. Down payment is only 3.5% of the purchase price
2. 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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