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Moving Checklist & Planner
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Let’s face it, moving is stressful. Moving all your belongings from one place to another is hard, and so is relocating your life in general. But, let’s not forget that moving to a new place…

5 Tips to Find More Clients
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Expand Your Contact Database Many loan officers and real estate agents always seem to struggle with finding the time and money to market effectively. Expanding a contact database beyond friends, family and close business acquaintances…

Understanding Your Finances
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. It’s important and necessary to help you determine how much you can afford. Start by asking yourself the following questions and…

Pen Pals with Your Mortgage Lender?
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According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, it is a common practice for underwriters to reach out to borrowers asking for letters of explanation sometimes referred to as “comfort letters” to firm up…

FHA Streamline Refinance
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The FHA Streamline Refinance program is a special refinance program for people who have a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. It is the simplest and easiest way to refinance an FHA loan. Unlike a traditional…

Personal Branding 101
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Developing a personal brand is similar to product branding. The overall goal with branding is to differentiate yourself (the product) in the market so you can attain your objectives, be those landing your dream job…

Private Mortgage Insurance
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PMI, aka private mortgage insurance, is a type of mortgage insurance from private insurance companies used with conventional loans. Similar to other kinds of mortgage insurance policies, PMI protects the lender if you stop making…

Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Engagement
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How you phrase your calls to action on social media can be the difference between just racking up impressions online and actually generating sales. Customers love to learn Research shows that people love to learn.…

Residential Mortgage Loan Underwriter
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Job Summary: The Underwriter is responsible for mortgage loans originated by correspondents according to guidelines set by Vellum Mortgage, FNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and VA, for underwriting loans and ensuring compliance with department guidelines, state and…

Thinking About Buying a Home?
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. Avoid making changes to your financial story that could hurt you ability to…

Why was I countered?
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As a homebuyer, if you make an offer below list price, the seller may choose to reject, accept or simply let the offer expire. If there are multiple offers, the listing agent will lay out…

What’s the Point?
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Your financial house is in order and you’re ready to make your dream of homeownership a reality. Now it’s time to get a mortgage. So what are these so called “points” and is there a…

Let’s Get Started Financing Your Home

You’re so close to being a homeowner or refinancing to meet your financial goals.

Have Questions or Want to Discuss Your Options?

Eric J. Hopkins

SVP, Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 476365

M: (703) 380-4522
O: (571) 830-2821

5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 110
Centreville, VA 20120

Eric J. Hopkins

SVP, Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 476365

M: (703) 380-4522
O: (571) 830-2821

5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 110
Centreville, VA 20120