mortgage: Looking for a great lender in San Antonio? Give Scott Cummins a call. - 10/09/10 10:57 PM

 
Scott Cummins of Cornertston Mortgage
I recently worked on a transaction with Scott Cummins of Cornerstone Mortgage and it went smoothly - closing two weeks early!  I've had the pleasure of working with Scott before and have always found him to be a knowledgeable, honest, and reliable lender in San Antonio.  He's become one of my favorite resources when I have mortgage questions.  He takes great care of his clients and helps them understand the sometimes confusing world of home loans...he's especially great with first time home buyers - both of the times I worked with him, it was … (2 comments)

mortgage: When Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Purchase Loan? - Great Advice from Ken Cook. - 10/25/09 02:13 PM
Ken Cook does it again.
Ken Cook comes through again and answers the question of when you should get pre-approved for you loan when buying a home.  I think this post goes great with my post Realtor® Speak 101: Pre-Approval.  I think pre-approval is one of the most misunderstood and most important steps in the process of buying a home.
If you need help finding a lender in San Antonio who will help you better understand the process and guide you through it without talking circles around your head, contact me by phone or email and I'd be glad to send … (2 comments)

mortgage: Get pre-approved, but know what that means - a look at the stages of a loan approval. - 10/25/09 08:07 AM
 
Ever wondered what "approval" means?
Mortgage guy Ken Cook breaks down the stages of approval for a mortgage and shows you life on his side of the fence.  Ken's no-nonsense look at the value of the various stages of the loan process is refreshing and straight on.  Then again, Ken's never been known to mince words either.
As I asked him in my comment on his post though, I don't want anyone to think "well since pre-approval is worthless, I don't need one."  The fact is they are still necessary, even though he's right - they guarantee nothing.
If you're … (5 comments)

mortgage: RealtorĀ® Speak 101: Pre-Approval (from RErockstar.com) - 04/09/09 02:09 PM

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From a post on RErockstar.com:
If you’ve been in contact with a real estate agent lately (or even spent some time on a real estate website), you’ve probably seen a lot of talk about “getting pre-approved” or “you need a pre-approval.” A pre-approval is vital in today’s market (and in any market in my opinion) to finding the home you want, the home you can afford, and the home you can get under contract without losing it to someone else.RErockstar.com - Your "all access pass" to San Antonio real estate. | RErockstar.com, Mar 2009
You can … (3 comments)