The Mortgage Files

Nationally syndicated mortgage news and advice from Senior Loan Officer Scott Sheldon.

3 things to know that make your mortgage difficult

3 things to know that make your mortgage difficult

By Scott Sheldon / November 21, 2021

Most people understand that getting mortgage financing is not the most fun thing in the world to do.  There’s an examination that takes place which is these requests for paperwork on the process and these requests for paperwork in the process can sometimes, for someone that doesn’t have familiarity with the mortgage process make it…

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Could there be a real estate market crash?

Could there be a real estate market crash

By Scott Sheldon / October 27, 2021

Could there be a real estate market crash? The so-called financial experts have predicted this since 2008, since the last financial crisis. Are we in a housing bubble? And what should you do as it pertains to purchasing a home if you’ve been on the fence?   Here are some things to be aware of…

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How to get a mortgage if you've been furloughed to do to COVID_19

Going backwards trying to save for a home?

By Scott Sheldon / March 23, 2017

  Do you need help saving to buy a house? What you think you need and what you actually need may not be the same. Here is what you should know when saving for a home. In order to purchase a home, you need at least 3.5% for a down payment. Another option is Down…

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What are the initials steps I should take when deciding to get pre-approved to buy a home?

By Scott Sheldon / July 25, 2015

Great question and one that should be handled with the utmost care and integrity. First you need to get prequalified. You need to have a conversation with a mortgage professional about your credit, debt, income and assets. After determining you qualify to purchase a home, the lender would ask you to submit a loan application…

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