The Mortgage Files

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

Unlocking Dreams: A Festive Dip in Interest Rates

Unlocking Dreams: A Festive Dip in Interest Rates

By Scott Sheldon / December 21, 2023

As we step into a new season, the mortgage landscape is adorned with a delightful surprise—interest rates taking a graceful descent. In Sonoma County, California, this financial waltz is not just a trend; it’s a game-changer that’s about to redefine the home-buying experience…   From the High Sevens to the Mid-Sixes **The Tale of Interest…

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What may happen with interest rates in 2023

What may happen with interest rates in 2023

By Scott Sheldon / November 7, 2021

With an unknown future, and the broader economy still recovering from the pandemic. What’s to happen with interest rates? Well, it’s. Well, interest rates typically improve on bad economic news. If you haven’t been watching the market, pay close attention to the following information… Generally, in the world of mortgages interest rates drive home buying…

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How much the debt in your life is costing you

By Scott Sheldon / February 10, 2017

Your ability to save money can become compromised by the financial obligations you are paying in your life. If you have a mortgage and consumer debts, this article will help you determine: Should you stay the course or take action to start getting control of your cash? The nuts and bolts of a good financial…

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How Job Proximity Plays A Role In Your Loan Approval

How Job Proximity Plays A Role In Your Loan Approval

By Scott Sheldon / July 17, 2015

If want your loan application approved, understand it will need to pass a “reasonable man’s test.” Here is what you need to know about mortgages if you work far away from the home. Home lenders go to great lengths to represent and warrant they have met all credit criteria set forth by Fannie Mae and…

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How Conventional Loans Can Get Pricey

By Scott Sheldon / May 21, 2015

 Conventional loans are crème de la crème of home mortgage market. This loan type offers the best possible terms and fees along sustainable long-term affordability. Little equity and credit blemishes can make your mortgage more pricey. What to know… Conventional Loans Mortgages originated by banks, lenders and brokers across the country and sold on the…

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