Tag : mortgage

Thinking of Thanking and Thanksgiving

Thinking of Thanking and Thanksgiving

          Thanksgiving. Close your eyes. Think about the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Thanksgiving.” No judgments here. You don’t even have to say your answer out loud. And, regardless of your answer, you shouldn’t have a second thought that judges the first thought. I did […]

The Customer is Always Right

The Customer is Always Right

          On October 3, 2015, the TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID (everyone refers to this as TRID, which rhymes with “kid”) goes into effect.  It changes the way mortgage loans are disclosed (so long Good Faith Estimate) and how mortgage loans close (good-bye HUD-1 Settlement Statement).  TRID is the latest […]

Getting a Mortgage Before Starting a New Job

Getting a Mortgage Before Starting a New Job

        I have been a mortgage loan originator for over 15 years.  Throughout that time, I have regularly worked with first time home buyers.  Buyers come to the home buying process for the first time from a variety of circumstances.  Some have saved for years to have a sufficient down payment, while […]

It is a sprint AND a marathon

It is a sprint AND a marathon

The August Panalopy

The August Panalopy

          As I slogged through a soupy nineteen mile run over the late August weekend (in preparation for October’s Milwaukee Marathon and, perhaps, a fall 50K), varied thoughts sloshed in my brain. I wondered at one point whether there is a way out of the marathon lifestyle (long ago having thought […]