purchase: The Best KC Area Mortgage - 11/04/15 02:26 AM
What a great year to live in Kansas City.  If you're looking for a home, and we know a lot of you are; then look no further than the Copeland Mortgage Team, We're The Best KC Area Mortgage lender around and we're here to make sure you get a great deal on your next home purchase.
Many people read our blog thinking that we're going to get into the numbers and programs about their mortgage and the truth is that, those things vary so widly from person to person depending on the circumstances surrounding their home purchase that we find it easier … (0 comments)

purchase: 3 simple mortgage tips - 09/21/15 03:00 AM
We're interested in helping you learn all about home loans, so we wanted to share with you 3 simple mortgage tips. So without hesitant one second more here are the 3 things!
Know your credit score (roughly).The best way to handle a problem is to know the issues before the problem comes up, and knowing your credit score can help you while your getting pre-approved. You can get pre-approved online with us, and we'll calculate the maximum amount of money you can borrow.  Just be aware that your credit will be checked in this process and you must meet minimum standards … (0 comments)

purchase: 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)

purchase: 3 overlooked concerns when buying a home - 09/08/15 02:45 AM
If you're looking to buy a home soon, then there are some areas of concern that you need to know about when looking for a home, and when your ready to purchase let us help you with the pre-approval and financing!
While I'm not a pro when it comes to finding real estate (but I can refer you to some if you need) - I do understand that it's important to think ahead when buying a house.
As you tour homes in search of your next residence, here are the 3 overlooked concerns when buying a home
1. Be concerned about the Big Picture.Look … (10 comments)

purchase: The best mortgage in Lee's Summit - 08/10/15 02:19 AM
We're a local Lee's Summit, Missouri lender and we get asked all the time, what's The best mortgage in Lee's Summit for ______________.  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 and because of that we've created a handy guide that can help you  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. We'll go through … (0 comments)

purchase: Getting Mortgage Ready - 08/03/15 02:03 AM
 
 
Mortgage consultant Darren Copeland and his experienced home loan team are committed to educating home buyers about home loans, purchasing a new home, refinancing and credit repair and helping people in Getting Mortgage Ready. LeaderOne Financial has helped home owners choose the best home loan program, from FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional loans along with Reverse Mortgages and Refinancing Darren will make sure you receive the most affordable home loan rates in Lees Summit Missouri and has been doing it for over 10 years.
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purchase: Steps toward buying your home - 07/23/15 12:37 AM
When it's time to purchase a home it will serve you well to know what Steps you need to take, the steps toward buying your home.  So we created a very simple infographic to show you each step along the path that will lead you to the front door of your new home.  While this post won't go into detail about what happens in each step, it will reveal the framework of the process, and show you how the mortgage parts of the process interact with the real estate portions of the entire home buying process.
If you're interested in more detail … (0 comments)

purchase: What's the biggest challenge of the mortgage process - 07/13/15 05:39 AM
You might actually already know what the answer to our question in this blog: What's the biggest challenge of the mortgage process?  It's really not that difficult to figure out.  One of our real estate friends asked us this question about the home loan process and we told her that we'd love to make a video out of it so we can answer this question for everyone to know.  So, if you're going through the mortgage process or just thinking about getting a home loan to buy a new house - this is what your mortgage lender is afraid of (HAHA!)  … (1 comments)

purchase: How Much Money Do I Need for Closing - 07/09/15 12:39 AM
We're used to it, we get asked questions all the time. So we created a forum to answer those on our youtube channel and today we'd like to answer How Much Money Do I Need for Closing? Just watch the embedded video below where we discuss with a local Kansas City, Missouri realtor all the steps and processes that go into determining how much money you're going to have to pay in closing costs.  So without wasting much more time here's the answer to your question: How Much Money Do I Need for Closing?
Now that you've met our Loan Officer Darren … (2 comments)

purchase: 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
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purchase: The Importance of a Real Estate Agent - 06/09/15 02:04 AM
If you’re ready to become a homeowner,  it’s important to work with someone with local credibility and a reputation for honesty. That's the importance of a real estate agent.
For home buyers, the real estate market can be foreign. Therefore, working with a trustworthy real estate agent will help home buyers feel more comfortable. Below are reasons why it’s important to work with a local real estate agent.
The real estate agent will know and understand the market.
Real estate agents are needed to understand the state of the local market and they take it as a full time job. In fact, they fully … (2 comments)

purchase: 3 Tricks to Choosing the Right Home - 06/01/15 12:59 AM
You're looking into VA loan benefits, you're most likely house hunting.
While I'm not a pro when it comes to finding real estate (but I can refer you to some if you need) - I do understand that it's important to think ahead when buying a house.
As you tour homes in search of your next residence, here are the 3 Tricks to Choosing the Right Home.
1. Thing Big PictureLook ahead and come up with a 5 or 10-year-plan as you house hunt. Will you start a family, raise a family or even become empty-nesters? Will you want more room to host big … (0 comments)

purchase: 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)

purchase: 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)

purchase: How Do I Get a Home Loan - 08/29/14 01:34 AM
How Do I Get a Home Loan is a great question to ask when you're thinking about purchaseing a home. everyone needs to know where to start and finding out how you begin the home loan process is the best place to start.
Finding a local Lender. This is quite possible the most important part of getting started.  As you proceed onward in the mortgage process you're going to need to provide a bunch of financial documents and I don't know about you but providing those to someone who is a complete stranger to me seems a bit sketchy.  If you … (6 comments)

purchase: Time to Buy a Home in Lee's Summit - 08/27/14 11:50 PM
We talk to people all the time that are beginning their home buying process and they all typically start with the same thought: Is it the Time to buy a Home in Lee's Summit?  We've answered this question so many times that we thought it was high time to write a blog about how you go about deciding to purchase a home in Lee's Summit.  Below we've listed some of the conditions you should take in regarding the Time to Buy a Home in Lee's Summit.
1. When you have a Downpayment
One of things that people tend to forget about … (0 comments)

purchase: When is the Time to Buy a Home in Kansas City - 08/26/14 11:49 PM
We talk to people all the time that are beginning their home buying process and they all typically start with the same question: When is the the Time to buy a Home in Kansas City?  We've answered this question so many times that we thought it was high time to write a blog about how you go about deciding to purchase a home in KCMO.  Below we've listed some of the conditions you might consider when deciding When is the Time to Buy a Home in Kansas City.
1. Downpayment Time
One of things that people tend to forget about when … (2 comments)

 
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