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Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Lead Generating Machine In Just 15 Minutes!

  by Michael L. Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer Here are 6 Surefire Steps to Turn YOUR LinkedIn Profile In a Lead Generating Machine In Just 15 Minutes!     Read the Step by Step Plan in its entirety HERE!     Step 1: Make sure your profile has a […]

4 Expectations for the Spring 2016 Home Buying Season

By Michael L Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer   Spring is upon us. The air is crisp and fresh. Lawns are being mowed and I can smell the grass clippings from my office! Spring also means that it is prime-time spring home buying season. Here is what to expect this […]

Eligibility Requirements for VA Home Loans

By Michael L. Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer   Veteran Benefits There are many Veteran Benefits to take advantage of. One of the most important benefits to home ownership, however, for a Veteran (or Active Duty Personnel) is the VA Home Loan Benefit. This benefit allows a Veteran or Active […]

Making a Case for Kansas City

By Michael Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer My wife and I have a couple of friends that currently live in a high priced city. Let’s call them Paul and Tricia. They have been looking for a house to buy in this high priced city for quite some time and they […]


Coffee and a Chat?

By Michael Baker, Sr. Loan Officer What’s the deal with Starbucks? I am still trying to figure out what the big deal is about Starbucks. The coffee is fine. The baked goods are palatable. The baristas are friendly. But what is it about our need to work near others without […]

5 Tips to Buying the Home of Your Dreams!

By Michael Baker, Sr. Loan Officer How do you buy the home of your dreams in a competitive market? Currently housing inventory is at extremely low levels. When demand is high, and supply is low you have rising prices (thank you econ 101 professor). You also get multiple people interested […]

Mortgage costs are insanely expensive!

by Michael Baker, Sr. Loan Officer at Affinity Mortgage, LLC The number one question I receive from my future clients is:  What are these closing costs? Adding to the confusion of closing costs is that from lender to lender and title company to title company different terms can be used.  So […]

What’s the deal with escrow accounts always changing?

By Michael L Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer I recently completed a Customer Survey with all of my past clients.  It was a really cool thing to do, and a lot of clients had wonderful things to say about me and my company (warm fuzzies).  However, there was an item […]

5 Common Misconceptions About VA Loans

by Michael L. Baker, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer at Affinity Mortgage. First off let me say, if you are a Veteran or on Active Duty or in the Reserves… Thank you and God Bless you!  I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I have worked with a lot […]

Oh Zillow!

Oh Zillow, you are the website I hate to love, and love to hate! There are many good things about using a website like Zillow: It’s a pretty smooth website, fairly easy to navigate and there is a lot of good info to be found there. It is the one website […]