Trying to get your best mortgage rate is often frustrating. You are about to ask for more money than you've seen in your life. Your hopes and dreams are riding on a stranger's decision.
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For many, the thought of applying for a mortgage is nerve wracking because the process can feel mysterious.
Hi, my name is Kate Ford. I am also known as Ask Kate or Super Kate.
You may have heard of me. I was employed by one of the largest lending institutions in the United States where I oversaw millions in funding and managed sales teams.
After a number of financial mergers, I launched my own mortgage company.
Let me put your mind at ease. You see, as a former mortgage broker for more than 20 years, I helped people finance their homes. Yes, I became very adept at solving problems!
So even though your banker's lingo may be unfamiliar, I know how to translate the secret language of mortgage lending. Welcome to my website. I will be your guide!
Here's the first secret. Shopping for the lowest quote does not necessarily result in getting your best mortgage rate.
You are an awesome advocate for consumers and responsible homeowners. This is a very rare qualification. -- Marlene from Colchester, CT
Let's start with the fundamentals.
Kate, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for encouraging me to be more responsible with my credit. -- KB
Many of the following techniques are the exact methods I used when I was helping people refinance and buy homes. You are invited to use them too.
I often frequent your site because of the valuable tips and articles. It's clear you truly love what you do and it's contagious! -- Rob N.
Ask Kate™ is a question and answer forum. It's also become the heart and soul of Get Your Best Mortgage Rate. People with questions write to me and I respond with personalized answers. Afterward, I publish the letters on this website for the benefit of all.
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Kate, thanks so much for all your help and for keeping me on the side of sane. You have really been a godsend. -- Deborah from Missouri
You can also Ask Kate!
HARP ends December 31, 2015: Learn about lower interest rates and no PMI for homes with less than 20% equity at HARP 2 Refinance Announcement.
HAMP ends December 31, 2015: Learn about affordable payments for struggling homeowners at HAMP Tier 2 Modification News.
January 26, 2015: Julian Castro, Secretary of HUD, announces a .5% reduction in FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums. Get the mortgage news that's projected to save new FHA borrowers an average of $900 a year.
December 2014: Don't miss the four new financial incentives designed to generously benefit struggling homeowners.
The more you read my blog's Mortgage News, Updates, and Insider Secrets, the more you'll learn to navigate the lender maze.
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