In 1975 after 4 years in the US Navy Roger Taylor started selling Real Estate. In 1977 I became a Real Estate Broker and opened Taylor Realty (East Wenatchee, WA) with my parents. He later switched professions and went to work as a loan processor for a new Savings & Loan. Quickly after a few months he became their loan officer. He worked in lending institutions until 1989. Due to the frustration of limited loan programs he started brokering loans. He was a pioneer in this part of mortgage lending as he was the first in the community (Wenatchee, WA) to become a mortgage broker.
Later in 1992 he opened Taylor Mortgage while also maintaining a Real Estate Broker’s license. From the period 1992-2010, Roger trained many processors and loan officers along with closing 100’s of mortgage loans. The company specialized in all types of loans and Roger’s main emphasis was with self-employed borrowers.
Through the years Roger had a local 1-hour call-in talk radio show on Mortgage Lending with the area’s largest radio station. The show featured many guests who spoke on homes/appraisals/credit reporting agency/home repairs and for a time his brother, who was a stock broker joined him to talk about investing.
Roger was one of the few independently owned Mortgage companies to weather thru the 2008 financial storm. In 2010 he decided he wanted to retire so he sold the business to two of the Loan Originating employees and then moved to Arizona to retire. As of today, the company still retains the Taylor Mortgage name and is doing very well.
Most recently after 10 years of retirement with a lot of travel and the recent bothersome refinance of his home, he decided to get out of retirement and do what he does best…helping others to finance or refinance their home.
He and his wife April celebrated their 35th year of marriage in mid-September. They have three children and three grandchildren. Roger is happy being a husband, father, grandfather and proud to be a Navy Vet.
Roger looks forward to working with prospective clients with their financial needs in purchasing a home. He is well versed in Conventional, FHA, Reverse and VA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.
When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.
Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.
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