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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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There's a lot of advice out there on the net when you're thinking about buying a home in Shawnee Mission Kansas. Tons of blog articles about how to purchase, when to purchase, negotiations, and various and sundry other ideas about real estate and mortgages.  So we thought we'd put together a quick little list that will help you with your home loan and real estate process!  We'd call them secrets, but they aren't really secrets, more simple things that most people wouldn't think of when it comes to mortgage loans and buying a home. #10 - Don't move your money! When it comes down to it, having money in your accounts and being able to trace it all is very important for lenders (especially for us, because we like to keep away the stressful stuff!)  So we reccomend not moving money in and o...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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The housing market come back is in full swing and that means that more houses are going on the marktet and more people are looking for homes.  If you're looking for a home in the Kansas City area, there are a few things that you need to do. One of those is make sure you can qualify for a home loan, which makes people ask Can I Afford To Buy a Home in Shawnee Mission, KS? Just last week, Trulia.com , has released a Rent vs Buy Report.  And the results of that study proved what we've been saying for a long time correct; buying is cheaper than renting in the Kansas City area by 38%. So the question shouldn't be Can I Afford To Buy a Home in Shawnee Mission, KS, it's really Can I afford renting?!  But this wasn't the only great thing that made purchasing a home a better deal Here are some o...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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If you're looking for a Shawnee Mission Home Loan Lender, then look no further than Darren Copeland's office of LeaderOne Financial.  We're you're local lender (Our Headquarters is in Overland Park, KS) and our office is in Lee's Summit, MO!  We know that working with someone local means all the difference in the world when it comes to buying your own home!A local Shawnee Mission Home Loan Lender can help when it comes to several aspects of your loan program, here's just a few of them: An in-person meeting. You will have a chance to sit down and chat with your lender about the various loan programs that might be right for you; from Home loans for first time home buyers, like the FHA loan, VA Loans for military servicemen and women, USDA loans for those looking to purchase in rural area...
By Lisa Rees, Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons)
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Kansas City is a great place for girls fast pitch softball.  I have only been a fan for about 6 years.  Both of my daughters play ball in the Kansas City area and are usually involved in a tournament every single weekend thru the Spring, Summer and Fall.  My youngest daughter currently plays for Phenix out of Lawrence Kansas and my oldest daughter currently plays for Team 4:13 Pride. Do not try and find a softball field to practice on during the weekends in Kansas City.  The ball fields here are completely saturated with all ages of girls - trying to make it to the championship round on Sunday.  Here is a list of a few softball parks in the Kansas City area.  Mid America West Sports Complex (MAWSC), Blue Valley Rec. (BVRC), Olathe Girls Softball Association (OGSA) , Lone Elm Complex whi...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Qualify for Home Loans Shawnee Mission The process for getting a home loan might appear to be a daunting task but it's actually not difficult. In truth it's truly very simple to do.  The very first thing that you'll wish to do is get pre-approved or (pre-qualified) on your home loan.     Getting Pre-approved.        This is step one in any home loan course of and most realtors will not show you any properties until you've got taken this step.  An excellent local lender (like us) could have a number of options so that you can get pre-approved.  The simplest means so that you can do it 24/7 is to surf on over to our web site the place you can fill out a pre-approval online in a secure and safe environment. Click right here: KC Loan Tips Application. Or for those who're not a fan of the we...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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It should be no surprise that the loan process is a process, and it’s not over until your loan closes.  Until then, income, liabilities, and assets will continue to remain under a close eye to make sure they fit within the guidelines established for the loan you're looking to get. We're here to offer you Shawnee Mission Home Loan Advice!  Every home loan process is different but here are some  common mistakes to avoid:    No Late Payments!  Nothing will drag down your credit scores faster than recent late payments.  If your new home is being built, you need to be extra careful over these 3-6 months to avoid any late payments. No New Credit! Lenders will check your credit report just before funding the loan to verify that you have not added any new monthly payments to your overall debt p...

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