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Life is full of mistakes — they are bound to happen. But when you can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid them yourself, that’s when you can get ahead and succeed where others have failed. From my nearly 15 years of being a home loan officer, dedicated to partnering with clients to secure
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My husband and I were on one side of the desk, and the builder was on the other. We were buying our first house together. I said, “We need the payment to be $500 a month because we’re paying $400 now and I know we can afford $500. I don’t mean $520 or $550. I
Trying to get pre-approved for a mortgage? Seeking to understand the mortgage pre-approval process? Looking to buy your first home? Whatever your home loan goals are, it will take a team to accomplish them. Think of your home loan process as a puzzle. There are many pieces, and they must all fit together in order
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  A lot of problems arise because a consumer doesn’t understand what’s happening behind the scenes of getting a mortgage. My mission is to change that!  Understanding that process, the timelines, and the guidelines more accurately can help you with a smooth and on-time closing. Since less than 50% of mortgage applications get to closing,
Most Realtors have their favorite 2-3 mortgage lenders. Those 2-3 lenders take care of your clients like they’re VIPs, right? You might think so, but here’s a little something to think about. A recent study found that only 21% of mortgage lenders tried to call the customer within 24 hours of the initial inquiry. That
Nothing is more heartbreaking than getting through the entire loan process only to find that a simple mistake (or 7!) made by none other than yourself, cost you your opportunity to become a homeowner. We see it all the time and we’re here to help because sharing information is caring! You know you need a

Reaching our Goals and Dreams!

Do you have goals and dreams? I’d love to hear what they are! Some people don’t realize that goals & dreams are NOT the same thing. A dream is something that makes you happy… an idea or vision of something you could have, do or achieve. Maybe by yourself or maybe with others. But a
I’ve been fortunate to be a guest on quite a few TV shows & podcasts over the last couple of years since launching my book Mortgage Peace. It seems like no matter what platform I wind up on, there are 3 things that just about everyone’s audience is interested in. The reason? It’s a numbers
The Weeks Team is proud to announce that as of January 2019, our fearless leader – Stephanie Weeks – joined the cadre of Louisiana Real Estate Professionals who have achieved the status of Certified Military Housing Specialist. She is personally committed to changing lives and making things better for Military Servicemembers & their families. Congratulations
We’ve all got ‘em… soft spots. Sometimes a soft spot isn’t a good thing. Like when you take it too easy on your kids, or eat too much ice cream. Other times, soft spots make you feel all warm and fuzzy… Like when I see the look on a veterans face when we get him