LA VERNE, California, Dec. 18, 2017 — I’m looking for my first home, which I be financing. My problem is, I am confused over all the different kinds of home lenders out there — mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, my local bank, etc.. Can you help me make sense of the differences?   Gladly. Honestly, I … Continue reading THE REAL DIRTT: Please End the Confusion Over All the Different Kinds of Home Lenders

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