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Don’t Trust Your Rural Dream Home to a Person Behind a Screen

Becky Kurschner
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Home > Education & Events > January 2018 > Don’t Trust Your Rural Dream Home to a Person Behind a Screen

We’ve all seen TV ads and pop ups on our Facebook feeds for “fast and easy” online mortgages. Who wouldn’t want a speedy, no-hassle option for financing their home? And not having to talk to a high-pressure, commission based sales person? Even better!

Some home buyers pursue a loan online and end up with aggravations, communications issues, delays and stresses they hadn’t bargained for - learning the hard way that looking for a home mortgage isn’t the time to cut corners. The situation gets even stickier for rural home buyers. Many mortgage lenders have a hard time financing rural properties with characteristics like tillable land, outbuildings or livestock facilities. Couple that with systems tailored for cookie-cutter mortgages and a large volume of nearly identical transactions and you’ve got a recipe for stress and frustration when trying to get a loan that doesn’t fit nicely inside their box.

If owning a home in the country is your dream, working with a mortgage lender who specializes in rural properties like Compeer Financial is your best bet. We assign an experience team to specifically take care of your project so miscommunication, lost information and long delays are the exception, not the rule. If you were looking for a mortgage lender for your rural property, wouldn’t you want:
  1. A local Lending Officer who works, lives, and volunteers in your local community where relationships matter.
  2. Competitive rates, terms, and closing costs.
  3. Knowing you’re more than just a number in a computer system.
  4. Knowing your lender can work with self-employed borrowers or rural properties, so there’s no wasting time and money, just to be turned down and have to start over.
  5. A lending company with automated underwriting and efficient processes just like the big mortgage companies online.
What else can’t an online program do? Call you personally if something were to go wrong, extend empathy, and work to fix any issues efficiently. Relationships still matter at Compeer Financial. Our Lending Officers live and breathe helping people in our local rural communities thrive. If you’re looking for a long-term, fixed rate mortgage or refinance for your country home, contact us today.
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