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Considering a Major Remodel? We have Options.

Location, location, location. We’ve all heard this about real estate – and it’s so true, right? You love your neighborhood, your schools and getting to work is so convenient. But your house no longer meets your needs. If you’re considering … Continue reading

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Simply… Local. That’s Sue Berg Roedel.

Sue Berg Roedel stepped off a Milwaukee city bus in June 1973, blissfully unaware she would spend the next four decades dedicated to Great Midwest Bank.   “I was 17 years old, looking for a job, and Great Midwest Bank was … Continue reading

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Interest Rate Shopping & Credit Scores

Perhaps the most frequent question I get about credit scores pertains to multiple inquiries. Those shopping for a mortgage are often hesitant to apply at multiple banks for fear of seeing their credit score fall.  This article – straight from … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Credit Scores

I’ll admit it.  After more than a thousand mortgage loans in 10 years, I’m often perplexed by the formulas used by the major credit agencies that provide mortgage lenders – and other credit issuers – with consumer scores.  Though I’m … Continue reading

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Buying a home? Consider WHEDA!

Rumor has it that it’s more difficult than ever to finance a home purchase these days. Most of what I hear in that regard is fairly exaggerated – or completely false. After 10 years of originating mortgages, I can plainly … Continue reading

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Big Banks Strike Again

News this week of $5/month charge for a debit card have me baffled.  You can find an AP video here and a USA Today article here. Bank of America announced that they would be charging many customers this new fee to replace … Continue reading

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Servicing “Retained?”

What does servicing retained mean?   Simply put…  great local customer service… Years ago, the mortgage industry as a whole seemed simple, didn’t it?  If you wanted a mortgage to buy a home or refinance, you’d visit your local bank, apply … Continue reading

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