Ted Rood

National Mortgage Expert closing loans in all states, Regular contributor to Mortgage News Daily, also featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Realtor.com, Zillow.com, and Trulia.com.

Mortgage Professional at MB Financial Bank in Maryland Heights, MO


I've spent my 15 year mortgage career striving to provide my clients with exceptional service and mortgage expertise. There have been constant changes in our industry, and I work diligently to understand underwriting guidelines and loan options, assuring my clients receive the best possible assistance on their loans! I love educating clients, referral partners, and the public on mortgage programs and pricing, and have been published extensively by Mortgage News Daily, Yahoo, and TheBasisPoint.com. I have also been quoted in the LA Times, Washington Post and Realtor.com. Proud to have just been named a 5 Star Lender by 5 Star Awards and St Louis Magazine for the seventh consecutive year. Only 3% of all lenders nationally receive this honor, thanks to my clients/agent partners for their great feedback! Specialties: Helping families obtain housing for disabled/senior members, utilizing new guideline options other lenders may not offer, credit counseling; loan engineering, and post loan follow up to ensure my clients always have the best possible loan for their specific circumstances and goals.

233 Millwell Ave in Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Year started: 2000


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Branch Manager in Bethesda, MD
Hi David: Thanks for your question. You actually touch upon a very common theme in finance and that theme is "discipline". Having served hundreds of clients over th...
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Branch Manager in Bethesda, MD
Hi Cheryl: If you are financing an "out of state" property, it means that the property you are financing is out of the state from where you live. Your "primary" res...
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Mortgage Professional in Maryland Heights, MO
Your first step needs to be looking at your credit with a lender to determine how to raise your scores. To obtain an FHA loan with the lowest down payment, all borrow...






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  • Jumbo
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License # 543290



7 time consecutive 5 Star Mortgage Originator, 2011-2016


The Twelve Steps for Housing Recovery
Build Your Own Fed Statement
Advance October Fed Statement released!!
FHA change to impact FHA refi biz, ouch!
More lowlights than highlights in HUD report
Advance copy of Fed minutes released!
Helpful Borrower Do's and Don'ts!
Borrower Do's and Don't's, June 28 Edition
Borrower Do's and Don't's, July 5 Edition
Borrower Do's and Don'ts, July 14 Edition
How Has DC Shutdown Really Affected The Mortgage Market?
Mortgage Rates to take big hit from fee hikes
New FHA Alternative Boosts Low Down Payment Options
Homebuyer Do's and Don'ts: Christmas Edition
Realtor "Do's and Don'ts" tips!
"Why Was Jerry's Rate So Much Lower?"
"Sometimes No Isn't The Final Answer"

Speaking Engagements

Improving Your Credit, What to do, and NOT to do



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