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Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: Home buying in the winter It is a well-known fact that home sales drop in the winter....

Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: Advantages of working with a local lender Working with a local lender can have many advantages.  Here...

Movember is here? You read correctly, Movember. It’s the month men participate in no shaving for the month of November. It was formed to raise awareness of men’s health issues. My son-in-law has been hairy faced for quite a few Novembers now, and every year...

Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: Factors that affect your interest rate  You may have seen really low interest rates posted online then...

Did you know that Southern Lakes Credit Union in Elkhorn has a freshly paved parking lot? Why is that important you ask? Well, in my opinion, it is a smooth surface that makes me feel happy. It is a lot like a brand spanking new...

Did you know that Hometown Hero’s and Community Experts can qualify for little or no down payment on a home mortgage? For example; if you are employed in law enforcement, the military, nursing, education, accounting, or as an actuary, you could be eligible! How does...

Did you know it takes a very short amount of time to find out how much home you can afford? In today’s market, houses sell super-fast! You see a house you’d like to view, so you try to make an appointment. To your surprise it...

Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: Raising your credit score   There are many factors that affect your credit score. Here are some...

Did you know that before you start shopping for a home you should get a pre-approval letter? It is very helpful for you, your realtor, and the seller to know your qualified purchase price. The realtor knows what to look for in your price range. ...

Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: How to remove PMI When you bought your home, you were probably like most homebuyers and did...