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I'm here to educate homebuyers and/or sellers on topics related to mortgage lending and share fun and educational facts about the real estate market. My company, FirstTrust Home Loans, offers highly competitive rates through our direct to consumer lending channel (no middleman) known as “Direct Rate.” We do this with transparency, service, speed, and a human touch. To meet these requirements, we offer an engaging, concierge user experience. Our Direct Rate system provides an intuitive borrower portal that offers simple, transparent interaction, the ability to easily, safely, and securely upload and store documents with real-time status updates and the ability to engage with experienced lending professionals at any point in the process. We have been in business since 2003. Choosing a mortgage lender is a major decision, and at FirstTrust Texas, we take our jobs as lending professionals very seriously. Please consider us for an opportunity to earn your business. Hope you find my blog educational.

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2018 

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.As Entrepreneur Magazine,...
07/27/2018
When most mortgage lenders calculate escrows/reserves required at closing they look for 14 months of reserves.  The key in figuring how many months will be collected at closing will depend on when the first mortgage payment will be due, the renewal dates of their insurance policy, and when the ta...
07/19/2018
Some experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could only be eighteen months away. The question is, what impact will a recession have on the housing market?Here are the opinions of several experts on the subject:Iv...
07/19/2018
According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017.  Many potential homebuyers in Louisiana believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified th...
07/18/2018
 At some point during the mortgage process, the contract interest rate (the one that ends up on the Promissory Note–the most official document stipulating the terms of repayment) must be “locked.” This means that there is an agreement between the borrower and the lender regarding what the contrac...
07/13/2018
Since the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of homeownership with a VA home loan. Many veterans in Louisiana looking into buying a home do not know the details of the program and therefore do not take advantage of t...
07/06/2018
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