Recent Articles by Jason Turner

Why in-house lenders are ineffective

Why in-house lenders are ineffective

These days many real estate brokerages have a lender in their office to supposedly make the process easier for the buyer to get a loan, helping to create the "one-stop shop," which usually includes a settlement company, as well. Even though buyers c...
By Jason Turner | Friday, May 22, 2015
Understanding the modern mortgage: assets and the required proof

Understanding the modern mortgage: assets and the required proof

Without a doubt, the hardest and most misunderstood part of getting a mortgage these days is the evaluation of funds used to purchase a new home. For some people, just saving up for a down payment is the hard part; for others, it's justifying from wh...
By Jason Turner | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A millennial’s guide to millennial homebuyers’ real estate needs

A millennial’s guide to millennial homebuyers’ real estate needs

Young people’s preferences are starting to shape how the way real estate business is done. The real estate portal Zillow predicts that millennials will overtake baby boomers as the generation purchasing the largest number of homes this year, making...
By Jason Turner | Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

Many sellers feel that the spring market is the best time to place their home on the market, as buyer demand traditionally increases in the springtime. And with interest rates projected to be a full percentage point higher by the end of 2015, buyers ...
By Jason Turner | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Direct vs. correspondent lenders: Which is better for Realtors?

Direct vs. correspondent lenders: Which is better for Realtors?

In my personal experience as a mortgage originator I have had the opportunity to work for both direct and correspondent lenders, and I've seen the pros and cons of each type of loan. Here are my thoughts about which loan dominates in which areas ......
By Jason Turner | Monday, December 8, 2014
Direct and correspondent lenders go head-to-head

Direct and correspondent lenders go head-to-head

In my personal experience as a mortgage originator I have had to opportunity to work for both direct and correspondent lenders, and I've seen the pros and cons of each type of loan. Here are my thoughts about which loan dominates in which areas ......
By Jason Turner | Monday, December 8, 2014