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Mortgage Career Resources From The CE Shop

Beyond offering the best NMLS-approved courses for every stage of your career, we're devoted to bringing you free resources to grow your mortgage business.

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Recent Resources

Credit Scores: Hard Inquiry vs. Soft Inquiry
by The CE Shop Team

When referring to credit scores, you’ll often hear the terms “hard inquiry” and “soft inquiry.” What do each of these terms mean, and how do they affect your credit?

An Overview of Consumer Protections in the Mortgage Industry
by The CE Shop Team

Take some time to learn about the rules and regulations mortgage professionals must follow, and why they’ve been put into practice in the mortgage industry.

The Pros and Cons of Being a Mortgage Loan Officer
by The CE Shop Team

This guide will analyze the pros and cons of being a Mortgage Loan Officer to help you determine if joining the mortgage industry is the right choice for you.

Women in the Mortgage Industry
by The CE Shop Team

Since March is Women’s History Month, let’s take some time to highlight some important historical and current facts about women working in the mortgage industry.

How Technology Simplifies the Mortgage Process
by The CE Shop Team

Technology has become a staple of both modern life and the mortgage industry. So, can you forget about bringing paper documents when seeking pre-approval?

The Top 5 Tech Tools for Mortgage Loan Officers
by The CE Shop Team

Staying up to date with the latest mortgage technology is critical to maximizing your business, so check out these tech tools for Mortgage Loan Officers today!

6 Mortgage Lead Generation Strategies for Mortgage Loan Officers
by The CE Shop Team

Use these strategies to generate high-quality leads for your mortgage business. Understand what borrowers are looking for in a Mortgage Loan Officer.

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval
by The CE Shop Team

You’re beginning your home search and want to know what you can afford, so should you pursue pre-qualification or pre-approval? Let us break both concepts down.

Atlanta Experiences an Extreme Case of Mortgage Fraud
by The CE Shop Team

In a scheme that spanned multiple years, Eric Hill and his co-conspirators managed to defraud mortgage holders out of millions of dollars in mortgage loans.

What Is Mortgage Pre-Approval?
by The CE Shop Team

Being a first-time homebuyer can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Learn what mortgage pre-approval is and continue on your way to being a homeowner!