Financing – Alternative Options: Introduction


Having been a loan officer for the past 14 years, and an honest one at that, I have learned a few things about financing  that most loan officers won’t tell you. Hmmm…maybe that is why I haven’t made as much money as I could have made as a loan officer…I am too honest with my borrowers about the pitfalls of borrowing and give my borrowers other alternatives, so I lose money. Some may call this bad business skills…but I call it loyalty to my borrowers that I care about.

Is there a time that financing is necessary? Absolutely! But buyer BEWARE!

Okay, so you want to buy your little house on the prairie. So now it is time to put your house, that you are currently living in on the market, right? WRONG!!!! Your realtor may want you to list it since they would like to make a hefty commission off of you. Your loan officer will want you to put your current home on the market, too, since they want part of your equity. But you are going to be smart on this deal, why? Because it is to your GREAT advantage.

What are you going to do instead?


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In the next parts of this series, we will look into some details of the points above.

About Julie

A loan officer of 15 years, a gardener of 40 years, raised on a 1200 acre ranch raising 300 head of sheep. Creative and intuitive, she envisions beauty and makes it a reality whether with sewing, cooking, knitting on her knitting machine, in her home or in the garden. She is blessed to live with her best friend as her husband and she has always felt as one with God, nature and with animals and would turn to the mountains for strength and now lives her life, totally content in the Rockies at 8700 elevation.


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