Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day

We wish you a safe and happy Labor Day! Labor Day is a public holiday celebrating our nation’s working people and their social and economic achievements.  For some interesting facts about Labor Day visit this link!

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2013 as well as 2012 by Scotsman Guide. Inlanta was also recently named a Top Workplace in 2014 as well as in 2012. Inlanta has also been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, named one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July

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Independence Day

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In America, we celebrate this glorious day with picnics, barbecues, fireworks and the good ole red, white and blue. Whatever way you celebrate, we wish you safety and happiness.

Safety Tips 4th of July

With more than 35 million people traveling over the 4th of July weekend, it pays to plan extra time for travel and consider the following safety tips:

  • Check vehicle tires (including spare) and fluid levels before any road trip.
  • Pack an emergency kit with flashlight, jumper cables, water, sunscreen, and commonly used tools
  • Stay focused – No texting and take breaks if you feel drowsy. Do not drink and drive.
  • Barbecue in your plans? Remember to keep food items properly chilled or heated, covered, and avoid cross contamination with raw meats.
  • Swimming? Always swim with a buddy and never leave children in water unattended.

Other great safety resources include the American Red Cross, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fun Facts 4th of July

  • “Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade, a thirteen-shot cannon salute and fireworks, but Congress didn’t make it official until 1870, when it was part of a bill passed to recognize major state holidays at a federal level — like Independence Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day,” according to TIME magazine.
  • Also according to TIME magazine, July Fourth is the “biggest hot dog holiday of the year.” Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
  • According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up skies across the country on July 4. Most fireworks stores spend 11 months of the year planning for the holiday, which accounts for roughly 75 percent of the industry’s yearly revenue. Congress first authorized the use of fireworks for Independence Day celebrations on July 4, 1777, but the tradition truly stems from the mid-19th century when explosives leftover from war were set off to celebrate the day.(Source: Heavy.com)

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2013 as well as 2012 by Scotsman Guide. Inlanta was also recently named a Top Workplace in 2014 as well as in 2012. Inlanta has also been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, named one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Memorial Day – Honor Their Sacrifice

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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. So while you prepare the grill, tend your gardens or simply enjoy the time off…take a few moments to honor the sacrifices of those who have made our way of life possible.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year Inlanta Mortgage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency-approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2012 by Scotsman Guide, Top Workplace in 2012, has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Inlanta has also been named to Mortgage Executive Magazine’s “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and, most recently, 50 Best Companies to Work For.

‘Tis the Season of Giving

Season-of-Giving

Inlanta Branches Embrace the Season of Giving

Inlanta Mortgage offices are embracing the spirit of the season running toy drives, assisting local communities and more!

Janesville Office Supports ECHO

To help local families in need, Craig March and his team at Inlanta Mortgage of Janesville is collecting items for donation to ECHO of Janesville this month. ECHO is a non-profit, faith-community sponsored charity organization serving low-income individuals and families in the Janesville area.  Here is their recent Needs List for the month of December:

Pork N Beans, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Instant Potatoes, Soup & Crackers, Beef Stew, Tuna, Dish Soap, Diapers (size 3-5), Deodorant, Shampoo, Toothpaste, and Toilet paper.

Your generosity would be greatly appreciated! To donate, please stop by their new office located at 4407 Milton Avenue in Janesville.

Brookfield Office Gathers Toys for Childrens Hospital

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Last year, the Brookfield office amassed a ton of toys for Children’s Hospital!

The Brookfield office is hosting a toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin through December 17th. Just like last year, all toy and cash donations will benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Your donation of a new, unwrapped toy will make the Holidays much more joyful for a sick child. Drop off, mail or order online and have your donation shipped to: Inlanta Mortgage, 611 N. Barker Road Suite 201 Brookfield, WI 53045. Cash donations are also welcome. Santa Adam & Kip Kringle will be happy to do the shopping for you.

Pewaukee Office Sponsors 5 Families for Christmas

The team at Inlanta Mortgage in Pewaukee is sponsoring five families for Christmas this year. That’s a total of 20 children from struggling families that cannot afford presents for their little ones. The smallest donation can help make a child’s holiday special. The Pewaukee office invites you to contact Heather Doucette to learn more about the children’s wish list and see how you can help. Heather can be reached at 262-696-5180. Download an informational flyer on the Adopt a Family program here.

Oconomowoc Office Partners with Re/Max for Toy Drive

The Oconomowoc office is sponsoring a toy drive in conjunction with their Re/Max real estate partners. The Oconomowoc Holiday Parade is this Saturday from 3-5pm and they will be opening the Inlanta Mortgage Oconomowoc office at 2pm (directly faces Wisconsin Ave.) for some holiday cheer. They invite you to stop in, warm up with some hot chocolate (or warm adult drink) and bring a toy for our toy drive. Hope to see you there! For more information contact, Branch Manager Jason Grubba.

Kearney Office Volunteers with Kearney Family Foundation

Yesterday, Inlanta Mortgage Kearney staff members helped the Kearney Family Foundation by participating in the Shopping, Wrapping and Delivery event. This one-day event organizes volunteers to shop for families that the foundation adopts throughout the year. After all the gifts are purchased, volunteers work quickly to wrap the gifts and deliver about 2-3 months worth of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies and indivualized gifts to more than 100 families and 425 individuals. Learn more about the Kearney Family Foundation here.

From all of us at Inlanta, we hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Our Mission

Inlanta’s mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 30 branches in 16 states and over 220 employees. The company is an agency approved lender for Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day 2013

We Salute Our Veterans

Today, we salute our nation’s veterans. We sincerely appreciate the sacrifices made by our men and women (and their families) in service to our country. We encourage you to thank a veteran for their services!

Veterans Day

The holiday was first observed in the United States in 1919 as Armistice Day, marking the day one year earlier, November 11, 1918, when the United States and its allies reached a formal agreement with Germany to end World War One.

Discounts for Veterans

On Military.com, there are nearly 100 Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining for 2013. The full list is available at military.com, but here are a few of the discounts listed:

  • Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
  • Boston Market – Boston Market is offering a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal on Monday, Nov. 11 with a military ID.
  • Famous Dave’s – Famous Dave’s is offering various discounts and free meals on Monday, Nov. 11 with proof of service. Specific offers vary by locations.
  • National Parks – On Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9-11) veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.
  • Lowe’s – All veterans receive a 10% discount on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is available in stores only.
  • Walgreens – Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens, Nice! and W brand products on Monday, Nov. 11. This discount is available to all veterans and active duty military personnel.
  • Toys“R”Us – At Toys“R”Us and Babies”R”Us, military members and their families can get 20% off one regular-priced item from Sunday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 16.

Mortgage Options for Veterans

Inlanta is proud to offer Veterans Affairs (VA) mortgage loans. For more information on VA mortgage loans and the VA mortgage loan process, visit our blog post VA Mortgage Loan Process.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage – Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

 

Halloween Pinterest Fun

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Halloween is almost here, are you ready for the frights and fun? If you’re still planning a big bash or just need some inspiration for the best decorations and costumes, check out Inlanta’s “A Haunting Halloween” Pinterest page.

Halloween on Pinterest

Everything from tasty Halloween treats to devilish decorations and clever costumes can be found on Pinterest.  If you’re looking for something creative and different, this is the site for you. If you’ve never heard of or been on Pinterest, you’re missing out!

Pinterest is a virtual way to organize and share interesting things you find on the web via virtual pinboards. Pinterest can be used to find delicious new recipes, plan a dream wedding and decorate a new home.

Below are some of the best pins we found for this Halloween season:

You can find many more Halloween inspired pins on our board, using the search feature or scrolling through the “Holidays and Events” filter.

We also have Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays boards in progress for the other holidays around the corner. Be sure to check out our Turkey Day and ‘Tis the Season boards for more inspiration.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage – Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2012 by Scotsman Guide and has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List for the last four years. Inlanta has also been named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies” and Mortgage Executive Magazine’s “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011 and 2012. In addition, Inlanta was named a “Fastest Growing Firm” by Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and a “Platinum Million Dollar Lender” by the USDA Rural Development Program.

Happy 4th of July

4th of July

We wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

4th of July Firework Safety

If someone is setting fireworks off at home, please make sure they follow these safety steps to ensure a safe and fun environment:

  • Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  • Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
  • Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
  • Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight a “dud”.
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
  • Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
  • Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

4th of July BBQ Safety

Follow these steps to safely cook up your 4th of July feast!

  • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  • Never grill indoors – not in your house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  • Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using grills.

4th of July Fun – Via Pinterest

We have been pinning to our Summer Lovin’ Pinterest board for a while, but wanted to tell you about a few fun pins that you may useful as you plan your 4th of July activities:

About Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage is a proud recent recipient of a Top Mortgage Lenders 2012 Award from Scotsman Guide and was recently recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Firms in the Milwaukee-Area by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

 

 

Celebrate Memorial Day Safely

Memorial DayCelebrate Memorial Day Safely

Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While we honor their sacrifice and celebrate over the long weekend, make sure safety comes first. Here are some helpful safety tips for those of you who plan to enjoy the water, grill, or take a road trip:

Water Safety

The American Red Cross offers these tips regarding water safety:

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
  • Have appropriate equipment, such as reaching or throwing equipment, a cell phone, life jackets and a first aid kit.
  • Know how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.

DOWNLOAD FIRST AID APP

Another thing people can do is download the free Red Cross first aid app which puts expert advice for everyday emergency at someone’s fingertips. The free app is available for direct download from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.

Drive Safely

With more people on the roads, it’s important to drive safely. Be well rested and alert, use seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. If plans include drinking alcohol, designate a driver who won’t drink. Other tips for a safe trip include:

  • Give one’s full attention to the road.  Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
  • Don’t follow another vehicle too closely.
  • Use caution in work zones.
  • Make frequent stops.
  • Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows to help the driver see, especially at night.
  • Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather. Don’t overdrive the headlights.

Grill Safety

The American Red Cross offers these tips to stay safe while cooking those tasty cookout treats:

  • Never grill indoors – not in the house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use, and make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, deck, tree branches or anything that could catch fire.
  • Keep the chef safe by using the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Be ready to close the lid and turn off the grill to cut off the fuel if necessary.
  • Keep a fireproof pan under the grill to catch any falling ash or grease.
  • Trim excess fat from meat to avoid flare-ups.
  • Wash one’s hands in hot soapy water before preparing food, after touching raw meat and after any interruptions such as using the bathroom, handling pets, stopping to do something with children.

We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

About Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presdidents Day

Facts on Presidents Day

According to Wikipedia, Presidents Day is not a federal holiday – but George Washington’s birthday is. Washington’s Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of the first President of the United States, and concurrent with Presidents Day. We could get even more technical and say Presidents Day is actually a misspelling. However, without being recognized as a formal holiday, it has no formal name. Presidents’ Day  used be the more predominant spelling, but Presidents Day is becoming increasingly popular.

Celebrating Our Nation’s Leaders

Although the aforementioned factoids are interesting they are also confusing. Let’s just focus on the people this day celebrates – our nation’s leaders.

From Wikipedia, here are a few different ways Presidents Day, President’s Day and Washington’s Birthday are recognized around America.

  • In Massachusetts, the state officially celebrates “Washington’s Birthday” on the same day as the Federal holiday. State law also directs the governor to issue an annual “Presidents Day” proclamation on May 29 (John F. Kennedy‘s birthday) honoring the presidents with Massachusetts roots: Kennedy, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Calvin Coolidge.
  • Alabama uniquely observes the day as “Washington and Jefferson Day”, even though Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is in April.
  • In Connecticut, Missouri and Illinois, while Washington’s Birthday is a federal holiday, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is still a state holiday, falling on February 12 regardless of the day of the week.
  • In Washington’s home state of Virginia, the holiday is legally known as “George Washington Day.”

We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.