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  • 14 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy and Inviting

    Is HGTV running on your TV in the background, with your Better Homes & Garden Magazine open on your coffee table? Then you might just be asking yourself, “Why can’t…

  • Helpful Hacks to Stretch Your Holiday Budget

    THIS YEAR, A SOLID SHOPPING STRATEGY WILL HELP MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER While the holiday season is a joyous time of year, it can also be stressful both emotionally and…

  • How to Avoid Those First-Time Homeowner Mistakes

    Becoming a first-time homeowner is an exciting milestone in life. However, it can come with quite a few learning curves. Here are some helpful tips to make your homeownership journey…

  • Why You Should Refinance ASAP

    If you’ve been watching the market, you probably heard that home values are increasing at record rates. In just the second quarter this year, homeowners gained another $1 trillion in…

  • Keeping the Magic of Halloween While Keeping Kids Safe

    Halloween is just around the corner! This haunting holiday is often a magical time for both kids and adults alike, filled with fun costumes, yummy candy, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and…

  • Do I Need a Home Inspection?

    With today’s highly competitive home purchase market, some buyers are foregoing a home inspection to make their offers stronger and increase their chances of getting an accepted offer. But is…

  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Fall is finally HERE! While pumpkin spiced treats, hayrides and cozy sweaters make it a favorite time of year for many, the long-awaited cooler temps also make it a great…

  • 8 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy the Weather

    With Summer coming to an end, don’t miss out on the last of those sunny, warm days. Here are eight fun ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather before…

  • Preparing Financially for the Mortgage Process

    Purchasing a home is exciting and adventurous. But it can also be overwhelming – especially for first-time buyers. To avoid making mistakes, it’s important that you should expect, and can…

  • Should I use my extra cash to pay off my Mortgage early?

    With traditional bank savings accounts and other investment vehicles yielding less, many are considering whether they should use that extra cash to pay off their existing mortgages with interest rates…

  • Budget-Friendly DIY Projects for New Homeowners

    Investing a little time, effort and cash into your home can make a big difference in improving the way your home looks and feels. If you’re looking for a few…

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOAN OFFICER MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

    Buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, especially for a first-time homebuyer, so it’s important to partner with the right mortgage advisor who can help make the experience easier…

  • Why it’s not too late to refinance!

    Should you refinance? If you’re a homeowner and you thought you missed the boat on refinancing your mortgage to a lower interest rate, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s…

  • Buying a College Town Rental Property Can Earn You a Degree in Investment Properties

    With the days of summer soon ending, it means “back to school” for millions across the country. For college students, this means packing up to move into campus housing, which…

  • Tips for Choosing the Right Realtor and Lender

    For most, choosing to purchase a home is a big decision. It’s key to find the right real estate agent and mortgage lender that can work together to help make…

  • The Power of Pre-approval

    Today’s homebuying market is one of the hottest we’ve seen, with multiple offers on the table within a day of listing that makes it increasingly difficult to get your offer…

  • All About VA Loans

    To our veterans and active military personnel, we tip our hats to you, and to your sacrifices that make our freedom possible this Veterans Day and every day. As your…

  • Benefits of Buying a Home

    IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO BENEFIT FROM HOMEOWNERSHIP Owning a home is the American dream for most of us. But is homeownership really a good investment, or just a status…

  • Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas for 2021

    Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your dad? Dads are some of the hardest people to shop for, and it’s no wonder why! How do you adequately express…

  • Our Real Estate Partners Love us!

    Inlanta Mortgage remains the preferred referral partner for realtors across the country. Why? The answer is simple: We understand their needs and work tirelessly to get loans closed quickly and…

  • The Benefits of Government Loans

    With the spring homebuying season in full force, it’s time to educate yourself on the loan options available to you. In this blog post, we will discuss government loans, focusing…

  • Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2021

    With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to find that perfect gift for mom. If you, like many, find yourself short on ideas and even shorter on time – let…

  • First-Time Homebuyer Tips

    Throughout April, we’ve been highlighting helpful resources in honor of National Financial Literacy Month. This week we’re talking first-time homebuyer tips.  Mortgage rates remain low, home prices are rising, and…

  • Preparing Financially for the Mortgage Process

    With April serving as National Financial Literacy Month across the United States, Inlanta has you covered with all the top tips and resources! Purchasing a home is exciting and adventurous….

  • Top Tips to Build and Maintain Healthy Credit

    To celebrate National Financial Literacy Month across the United States, we will be sharing resources throughout April designed to educate on a variety of mortgage-related topics. This week, we’ll discuss…

  • Buying a Home Despite Student Debt

    In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, we’ll be sharing resources throughout April to help educate consumers on a wide range of topics. First up this month, we’ll tackle student…

  • Home Maintenance: Springtime

    Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in good condition can leave many homeowners feeling drained…

  • Embark on the Purchase Process – A Loan Road Map for First-Time Buyers

    If you are just beginning to embark on the purchase process for the very first time, you may be unsure of what lies ahead. That’s why we’ve provided the steps…

  • Mortgage Madness – Get in the Game

    It’s officially March Madness – the height of any college basketball fan’s year! It’s also time for “mortgage madness” as we enter into the height of the homebuying season –…

  • Mortgage 101 – A Beginner’s Guide

    Are you a new homebuyer in need of a “Mortgage 101” handbook? We’re here for you. Almost everyone who buys a home for the first time has many questions throughout…

  • How Much Is My Home Worth?

    Recent news of a positive spring market for home buyers probably has you wondering – what is my home worth and is it time put it on the market? If…

  • 5 Ways to Love Your Home

    Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’ve been in your space for many years, loving where you live is important. That’s why we’ve put together a list of…

  • Four Ways to Help you get Out of Debt in 2021

    Dealing with debt can be overwhelming and straining on your finances. Is it your goal to be debt free in 2021? Take a look at our top tips! 1. Set…

  • PMI vs. MIP – What’s the Difference?

    Purchasing a home, especially for the first time, can feel overwhelming and intimidating. With all of the mortgage and real estate lingo, it’s no wonder buyers often find themselves confused…

  • New Year, New Home?

    A new year always has a way of stopping us in our tracks to evaluate where we’re at and where we want to be. Often, it’s our health and work…

  • 5 Home Resolutions to Make in 2021

    Resolutions are a great way to set yourself up for success in the New Year. While you may have committed to some for yourself, your family or your business, setting…

  • 3 Reasons to Do a Mortgage Review

    It’s officially the end of 2020 and like most, we are truly looking forward to a new year. In spite of the many ups and downs we’ve experienced this past…

  • Here’s What You Need to Know About Gift Funds

    It’s the holiday season and we’ve all got presents on the brain. Some gifts, however, don’t come from a store and can help us with one of the biggest purchases…

  • How to Style a Thanksgiving Table

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Are you hosting this year? If so, you may be wondering exactly how to set your table right. Look no further – we’ve got…

  • Inlanta Recognized Best Military Originators

    Congratulations to Yvette Clermont, Dave Hartman, Balenda Hetzel, Jim Snyder and Kip Warzon on being recognized as National Mortgage Professional Magazine‘s Best Military Originators! These outstanding individuals continue to go above…

  • Favorite Fall Recipes

    Eat, drink and be merry! Regardless of what’s going on in the world, there’s always one thing we can count on to come through for us this time of year…

  • Moving to a New Home Checklist

    Moving to a new home is often as exciting as it is stressful. From packing and unpacking your belongings to figuring out the lay of the land, the process can…

  • 4 Mortgage Myths Debunked

    Ghost stories, big foot, the loch ness monster. The mysteries of the unknown can leave us questioning what’s truly real, and what’s not. Certain myths may be best left unknown,…

  • Top Moving Tips to Remember

    Moving to a new home (at least, new to you) is usually an exciting but chaotic time. Here are our top moving tips and mistakes to avoid to help things…

  • Mortgage 101 – A Beginner’s Guide

    Are you a new homebuyer in need of a “Mortgage 101” handbook? We’re here for you. Almost everyone who buys a home for the first time has many questions and…

  • 10 Fall Decorating Ideas

    Fall is almost here and you know what that means—cooler air, warmer clothes, fun seasonal activities and fall decorating! Fall decorations are all about warmth. Incorporating warm colors such as…

  • Preparing for Back to School During Pandemic

    This year, back to school will look incredibly different with the uncertainties of COVID creating many what-ifs and maybes for the start of 2020 school year. Will your children be…

  • Introducing – Inlanta’s New Hybrid Virtual Closings

    We’ve Gone Virtual! As your trusted mortgage advisors, our team is working hard to meet your needs and assist you through the mortgage process safely and successfully during these complicated…

  • 5 Summer Safety Tips for You and Your Family

    Summer is here! With the season of sun and fun comes new hazards to be aware of. Here are some of our top tips to keep you and your family…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Named Top Mortgage Employer

    We are excited to announce that Inlanta Mortgage has officially been named a 2020 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional! We love what we do and want to thank…

  • 10 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

    From booking travel arrangements to packing, a lot of preparation goes into planning a vacation. One thing many overlook though in the midst of pre-vacay chaos, is preparing their home…

  • June Marks National Homeownership Month

    June is National Homeownership month! A time dedicated to celebrating the many benefits that homeownership brings to families and friends in communities across the country. What does homeownership mean to…

  • When is the Right Time to Refinance? Hint: Now!

    Interest rates have reached a point that many people never believed would happen. With 30-year fixed rates dipping below 4%, millions of homeowners are in a position to refinance and…

  • Stay at Home Safety Tips

    Coping with COVID-19 has been hard on all of us. The worry, the fear and the wonder of when normal life will resume can feel both consuming and exhausting.  …

  • 3 Tips to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting Presentation

    Have an online meeting you need to prepare for? We’ve got you covered. With physical meetings and office presentations going virtual, it can feel difficult and even a bit awkward…

  • Inlanta Wins Top 10 in Customer Satisfaction 3rd Year in a Row

    Way to go, #TeamInlanta! We are proud to be named a Top 10 mortgage company in customer service and satisfaction by SocialSurvey for the third year in a row! Thank…

  • 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Mother’s Day will look a little bit different this year with restrictions due to COVID-19, but it doesn’t mean you can’t recognize those amazing women in your life with a…

  • 10 DIY Outdoor Projects to Spruce up Your Curb Appeal

    People often make the mistake of thinking that creating an inviting outdoor environment is always extremely expensive and a lot of work. Even the littlest things can make the outside…

  • 14 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy

    Do you ever stumble upon a picture of a home that looks cozy and beautifully decorated and think, “I wish my home looked like that”? Good news! Creating an inviting…

  • National Mortgage News Names 2020 Top Producers

    Congratulations to Yvette and Jim on their amazing accomplishment on being recognized in National Mortgage News 2020 Top Producers. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Top Producers program….

  • Tips for Selling Your Home in the Days of Social Distancing

    Just a month or two ago it was a great time to sell a home. Home prices were generally high, unemployment was the lowest it’s been in 50 years and…

  • Inlanta Leaders Take Top 100 NAAMBA List

    Join us in congratulating these women leaders of Inlanta Mortgage! Yvette, Jayme, and Cindy have all been recognized to The Top 100 List of Women and Minority Mortgage Loan Originators…

  • 10 Fun and Quirky Things To Do To While At Home

    Complete a puzzle. Catch up the Netflix shows you’ve been wanting to watch. Knit or crochet. Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue. Have your…

  • Tips to Keep Your Kids Busy While Confined at Home

    Play a board game with them, or teach them a new card game Ask your kids to write a letter to grandparents, aunts, uncles and others who may be confined…

  • Tips for Working Remote

    As many of us transition to working at home during this health crisis, there’s a few best practices that can help make the transition successful and be productive. Create a…

  • Home Maintenance: Springtime

    Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in good condition can leave many homeowners feeling drained…

  • Inlanta Loan Officers Named Top 1% in America

    Congratulations to these winners for receiving the Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America Award from Mortgage Executive Magazine! The original Top 100 mortgage originator list debuted in 2005 in Mortgage…

  • 4 Reasons to Choose a VA Mortgage Loan

    The veterans home loan, also referred to as the VA mortgage, has been around for a number of years and is still a great way to purchase a home. The…

  • Inlanta Takes Home WMBA Best in Business

    We couldn’t be more proud of these Inlanta superstars! Congratulations on your recognition by the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and nomination for the Best in Business Awards! Way to go,…

  • There’s Still Time to Refi

    Time’s running out for a refinance! If you haven’t started your refinance yet, now’s the time! Don’t miss out on these historically low rates by calling your local Inlanta Mortgage…

  • Tackling Debt and the Mortgage Process

    Football season, fall and “back to school” days are here! With this being a busy time of year for many, you may be wondering how you’re going to “do it…

  • Mortgage Rates Remain Extremely Low

    As of this August, all major mortgage rates have remained extremely low, thanks to recent economic indicators. The major trends in stock market indexes, oil prices, gold prices and Treasury’s…

  • Your Handy Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

    Believe it or not, we’re already half way through the dog days of summer. With fall right around the corner, you’ve likely checked off most things on your summer bucket…

  • Buying a Home Despite Student Debt

    Whether you’ve just graduated or have been making those pesky monthly payments for a while, student loan debt can be heavy, burdensome and downright defeating. The weight of Student loan…

  • How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

    This month, we celebrate World Environment Day – dedicated by the United Nations to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.  If you’re inspired to do your part…

  • Renting vs. Owning a Home

    Rent vs. Own Dogs vs cats, Netflix vs Hulu, pancakes vs waffles… rent vs own? These are some of the great debates of our time and while we understand that…

  • 5 Great Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

    With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, you may be scrambling to find the perfect way to express your appreciation and gratitude for the Mom in your life. While no…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Named 2019 Top Workplace

    Inlanta Mortgage Named 2019 Top Workplace We spend much of our time everyday at work and Inlanta works hard to make our work-home the best it can be. And we’re…

  • Benefits of VA Mortgage Loans

    Benefits of VA Mortgage Loans At Inlanta, we believe in honoring our Vets who have proudly served and sacrificed for our country to protect our freedom. And it’s personal for…

  • Mortgage Madness – Get in the Game

    Mortgage Madness – Get in the Game It’s officially March Madness – the height of any college basketball fan’s year! It’s also time for “mortgage madness” as we enter into…

  • Reasons to Refinance in 2019

    Reasons to Refinance in 2019 This year brings good news for homeowners with the current mortgage market presenting a window of opportunity for refinancing due to continued favorable mortgage interest…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Marks 25 Years with $25,000 Gift to Pets for Vets

    Inlanta Mortgage Marks 25 Years with $25,000 Gift to Pets for Vets It’s no secret that taking care of animals and supporting our veterans is something near and dear to…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Named Top Mortgage Company By National Mortgage News

    Inlanta Mortgage Named Top Mortgage Company By National Mortgage News Inlanta Mortgage is kicking off 2019 in a big way! Just announced at the start of the New Year, Inlanta…

  • Simple Ways to Get Involved in Your Community

    Simple Ways to Get Involved in Your Community With the holiday’s right around the corner, it’s a good time to take a moment and reflect on the good we have…

  • Inlanta’s Partnership with Vets

    Inlanta’s Partnership with Vets Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. And Inlanta Mortgage believes in paying tribute to these heroes every day by partnering with…

  • Top Tips for a Successful Relocation

    Top Tips for a Successful Relocation Moving can be stressful. Add in relocating to an entirely new area and moving can be downright overwhelming. Never fear –Inlanta Mortgage is here…

  • Live with Less – Top Tips to Downsize Successfully

    Live with Less – Top Tips to Downsize Successfully Whether you’re planning a big move or simply looking to declutter your space, we’ve got downsizing tips to help make the…

  • Memorial Day Safety Tips to Follow

    Memorial Day Safety Tips to Follow Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While…

  • Vacation Home Financing

    Vacation Home Financing – You Should Know Whether you see yourself at the beach, in the mountains, or on the golf course, our Inlanta Mortgage loan officers are here to…

  • Fraud Awareness and Prevention

    Fraud Awareness and Prevention Fraud, or the broad term describing wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain is, unfortunately, something that happens everywhere, every day,…

  • 25 Years Strong

    Here’s to 25 Years Strong! Twenty-five years ago, our Chairman of the Board and Founder, John Knowlton, assembled a small group of mortgage professionals and began offering mortgage lending services…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Promotes Paul Buege to President

     Original press release from PR Web Inlanta Mortgage Chairman, John Knowlton, announced the promotion of Mr. Paul Buege to the role of President. Mr. Buege is currently the Chief Operating…

  • Embark on the Purchase Process – A Loan Road Map for First-Time Buyers

    Embark on the Purchase Process – A Loan Road Map for First-Time Buyers If you are just beginning to embark on the purchase process for the very first time, you…

  • Helpful Tips to Successfully Utilize your Tax Refund

    Helpful Tips to Successfully Utilize your Tax Refund Tax season is here and if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ve got a generous refund check coming your way. While…

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing Debt

    5 Steps to Reducing Debt Do you feel like your debt is holding you back in life? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your finances, we’ve got a step by step…

  • What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2017

    What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2017 2017 was an eventful year at Inlanta Mortgage. We accomplished a lot thanks to the amazing employees we have on our team, as…

  • Inlanta Named #1 WI Based Independent Mortgage Banker

    Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. has been named the #1 Wisconsin-based independent mortgage banker in Wisconsin! Inlanta Mortgage has proudly served Wisconsin residents for the past 25 years. Their dedication to Wisconsin…

  • Make These Resolutions to Become Financially Strong in 2018

    Financial Resolutions for 2018 If 2017 wasn’t your year financially, don’t fret. We’ve got 8 financial resolutions ready for you to put in place to ensure you become strong in…

  • 5 Great Ways to Give Back to Your Community

    5 Great Ways to Give Back to Your Community The holidays, especially Thanksgiving, are a time for us to pause and reflect on all of the good fortune life has…

  • How to Host a Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving

    How to Host a Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving It’s the season of giving. So, why are we spending so much? If you’ve signed up to host Turkey Day this year for your…

  • Save Yourself from Overspending This Holiday Season with These Tips & Tricks!

    We’ve all done it. Waited until last minute to do our holiday shopping only to overspend on gifts for loved ones, leaving us with extra credit card debt and buyers…

  • Help Build Your Savings Account with These Simple Tips

    Setting aside money each month for your savings account can often feel like a daunting and sometimes impossible commitment. Perhaps you’d like to buy a home someday or purchase a…

  • Navigating Waves of Success – Inlanta’s 2017 Sales Conference Highlights

    Navigating Waves of Success We are thrilled to announce that our Annual Inlanta Sales Conference was a smashing success! We want to thank all of our dedicated employees that attended,…

  • Mortgage Professional Spotlight with Dennis DeGrave

    Obtaining a mortgage loan can often sound like a foreign concept to those who have not undergone the process before. The work of a mortgage professional, or a Loan Officer,…

  • Tips for Choosing the Right Mortgage Lender

    For most, choosing to purchase a home is a big decision. Choosing the right mortgage lender to help you smoothly along the process, one you can entrust with all of…

  • Automating Your Home

    Automating Your Home with Smart Technology With the advancements that have been made in technology in just the past decade, there are many new ways to incorporate faster, more efficient,…

  • Automating Your Home

    Automating Your Home with Smart Technology With the advancements that have been made in technology in just the past decade, there are many new ways to incorporate faster, more efficient,…

  • 7 Tips to Growing Your Own Produce

    7 Tips to Growing Your Own Produce April is National Gardening Month and what better way to get into the gardening spirit than planting your own veggie and herb garden?…

  • Announcing New Doctor Loans Program!

    New Doctor Loans Program! We are excited to announce our new Doctor Loans program! It is no secret that doctors take on a lot of student loan debt to pay…

  • Welcome New Branch Employees!

    Welcome New Branch Employees! Here at Inlanta we have been expanding on the branch level and are pleased to welcome new branches and employees to our growing family.   In…

  • Inlanta Mortgage- A Strong Culture and Top Mortgage Employer

    January’s issue of National Mortgage Professional Magazine (NMP) was a big issue for Inlanta Mortgage. Not only was an article from our SVP of Business Development, Chad Gomoll, featured in…

  • What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2016

    What a Year! Inlanta’s Highlights of 2016 2016 was an eventful year at Inlanta Mortgage. We accomplished a lot thanks to the amazing employees we have on our team, as…

  • FHA and VA Increase Loan Limits for 2017

    FHA and VA increase loan limits for 2017   Last week, we announced the news that the FHFA increased conforming loan limits. As a result, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)…

  • Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits

    Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently raised the conforming loan limit from $417,000 to $424,100, marking the first increase since the year 2006….

  • Refinancing Traps

    Refinancing Traps Refinancing can be tricky, but a little preparation before starting the process goes a long way in avoiding mishaps along the way. Here are some common traps that…

  • Lower USDA Fees

    Lower USDA Fees   Good news!   Both the upfront guarantee fee and annual fee (collectively the “fee schedule”) for purchase and refinance using USDA Rural Development’s home loan program…

  • Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Right for you?

    Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage right for you?   When you shop for a mortgage, whether it’s for a new home or a refinance, you’ll soon hear about adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs)….

  • Jumbo Loans

    Jumbo Loans Jumbo loans can be an excellent choice for those who qualify, but many people either do not know this type of financing is an option or they believe…

  • Labor Day: History and Relaxation

    Labor Day: History and Relaxation Labor Day, or originally referred to as “the workingmen’s holiday”, can first be traced back to a parade in New York City on Tuesday, September…

  • 11 Tips for Back-To-School Success

    11 Tips for Back-To-School Success It is that time of year again! Time to bust out the new backpacks, get your school supplies together, and begin a brand new school…

  • Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk

    Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk On Saturday, July 23rd, a group of Inlanta employees participated in the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This annual fundraiser…

  • FHA & VA Loan Programs

    FHA & VA Loan Programs With mortgage rates still low, now is a great time to buy! There are many different loan options out there today that make buying a…

  • USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development   Achieving the dream of home-ownership could be more attainable than you have anticipated. If you are concerned about the affordability of purchasing a home, it is important…

  • Inlanta’s Future Home

    Inlanta’s Future Home   Inlanta is the second largest mortgage financing provider in the greater Milwaukee area. As a result of our growing business, we are excited to announce that…

  • Welcome Aboard New Inlanta Employees

    Welcome Aboard New Inlanta Employees! Our company’s continued growth, coupled with the increased activity of the spring/summer home buying season, has paved the way for Inlanta to welcome 50+ new team members…

  • 10 DIY Outdoor Projects to Spruce up Your Curb Appeal

    10 DIY Outdoor Projects to Spruce up Your Curb Appeal   People often make the mistake of thinking that creating an inviting outdoor environment is always extremely expensive and a…

  • Cash-Out Refinance

    Cash-out Refinance This week, we continue our theme of “spruce up your curb appeal” with another loan option that could help you with your summer renovation projects – Cash-out refinance. …

  • Renovation Loans

    Renovation Loans June is the perfect time to spruce up your home’s curb appeal. The improved weather enables you to work outside, and there is still plenty of time left…

  • Inlanta named Top Workplace for third consecutive year

    Top Workplace Award 2016 We are pleased to announce that Inlanta Mortgage has again been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Inlanta…

  • Inlanta Home Improvement Photo Contest

    Inlanta Home Improvement Photo Contest   What home improvement project do you currently have in the works or plan on starting? Let Inlanta Mortgage help you get started! During the…

  • Renting vs. Owning

    Renting Vs. Owning   Renting vs. Owning is one of the greatest debates consumers face. What are the pros and cons of each? Which option is cheaper? What is better…

  • Home Loan Road Map

    Home Loan Road Map If you are just embarking on the purchase process, you may be unsure of what lies ahead on your journey. Here are the steps on Inlanta’s…

  • Submit the Perfect Home Loan Application

    Submit the Perfect Home Loan Application Knowing how to submit the perfect home loan application can help you start your homeownership journey off on the right foot. Here are some…

  • Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

    Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval Prequalification and Pre-approval may sound like the same thing but they are actually two very different things. Getting these two mixed could be a mistake you really…

  • Home Maintenance: Spring Edition

      Home Maintenance – Why is it Important? Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in…

  • Home Maintenance: Spring Edition

    Home Maintenance – Why is it Important? Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in good…

  • Additional Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt

    Additional Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt Last week, we gave you six habits to adopt for healthy finances. This week, we want to give you some more habits to consider…

  • Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt

      Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt   The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg explains that a habit loop consists of a cue, routine, and reward. For a habit to…

  • Inlanta’s Kurt Waltenberger Named Ambassador of the Year

    Congratulations to Kurt Waltenberger, a mortgage specialist at our Hales Corners, Wisconsin office, who has been honored with the 2015 Ambassador of the Year Award by the Muskego Area Chamber…

  • Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions

    Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions Inlanta Mortgage announces multiple promotions in several key positions. John Knowlton is a veteran of the mortgage industry. He started Inlanta Mortgage in 1993…

  • Build a Relationship with Your Mortgage Lender

    Trust: the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Being able to trust your mortgage lender is vital when embarking on the mortgage journey….

  • Know Your Home Inspector

    What to Look for in a Home Inspector No one wants to buy a home without knowing what they’re getting themselves into. As a buyer, the mystery that comes with…

  • The Importance of a Home Inspection

    The Importance of a Home Inspection Many buyers will choose to opt out of a home inspection to save some money or if it means getting an accepted offer on…

  • Mortgage Rates Little Changed

      Mortgage Rates Little Changed Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged heading into the holiday weekend. 30-Year Fixed…

  • Mortgage Rates Move Higher

      Mortgage Rates Move Higher Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates ticking slightly higher for the second week in a…

  • Mortgage Rates Ease

      Mortgage Rates Ease Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate declining slightly leading up to the Thanksgiving…

  • Mortgage Rates Higher for Second Consecutive Week

      Mortgage Rates Move Higher Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising amid continued market expectations of a possible…

  • Nicholas DelTorto Elected to Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors

    Nicholas DelTorto elected to Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors Inlanta is please to announce our President, Nicholas DelTorto, was elected to the National Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Residential…

  • Mortgage Rates Move Higher

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  • 5 Things You Can Learn from Driving by a House

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  • Builder Confidence Rises – Housing Bust Over?

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  • Fourth of July Safety Tips

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  • First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

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  • First Time Home Buyer Advice

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  • FHA Revokes Credit Dispute Rule

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  • 9 Reasons to Buy a House

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  • Is the Housing Market Recovering?

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  • Nick DelTorto Installed as President-Elect of WMBA

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  • Mortgage Rates – Record Low Streak Ends!

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  • Mortgage Applications Skyrocket

    According to a survey released yesterday by the Mortgage Bankers Association – applications for mortgages in the U.S. jumped 18 percent last week. This is the highest level since May…

  • Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

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  • FHA Streamline Refinancing More Affordable

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  • Mortgage Rates Hit New Record Lows

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages Once again, 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low! According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)…

  • Mortgage Applications on the Rise!

    According to a recently released survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier for the week ending June 1,2012. The refinance share…

  • Home Prices on Rise

    CoreLogic released its April Home Price Index (HPI) report today. According to this report, home prices nationwide (including distressed sales) increased on a year-over-year basis by 1.1 percent in April of 2012…

  • Counseling Helps Families Prepare for Homeownership

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released two reports on May 16, 2012 on the impact of HUD-approved housing counseling for those families who are purchasing their first…

  • Mortgage Rates Fall Again

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages Once again, 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)…

  • USDA Rural Development Program Facing Changes

    What is a USDA Rural Development loan? The USDA rural development loan program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is designed to make rural housing more affordable. With…

  • Should You Correct Your Credit Report?

    Disputing information on your credit report may hinder you ability to attain home financing. Before taking any steps to correct your credit report, consult an Inlanta Mortgage loan professional or…

  • Memorial Day Safety

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  • Mortgage Rates Hold Steady at Record Lows

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.78…

  • Monitor Your Credit Ratings

    Are you trying to establish a good credit rating or are you trying to maintain your credit rating? Regardless of your situation, it is important that you monitor your credit….

  • Inlanta Mortgage Voted Top Workplace 2012

    Top Workplace 2012 John Knowlton, founder of Inlanta Mortgage, believes honesty and employee satisfaction to be his recipe for success. That commitment led rise to Inlanta Mortgage employees voting their workplace…

  • Mortgage Rates Fall Again

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages Once again, 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)…

  • Housing Affordability at Record High

    Current housing affordability conditions have never been seen before. According to the National Association of Realtors, housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter of…

  • FHA Streamline Refinancing – Fee Reductions on Horizon

    On June 11, 2012, the Federal Housing Administration will provide relief to certain homeowners with existing FHA mortgages that want to refinance using the FHA’s Streamline Refinance program. This relief…

  • Time to Buy a Home

    According to Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey for April 2012, 71% of Americans believe now is a good time to buy – which most of us would probably agree is not really…

  • Mortgage Rates Hit New All-Time Lows!

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low again this week. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage…

  • HARP Refinance Progam

    HARP 2.0 was formally released by Fannie Mae and Feddie Mac on March 17, 2012. HARP stands for Home Affordable Finance Program. This program is designed to assist eligible homeowners…

  • Rents Rise as Rental Vacancies Decline

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  • Inlanta Mortgage Adds 3 New Branches

    As the mortgage industry continues to consolidate, veteran mortgage professionals seek to align themselves with mortgage banking companies that will provide them with comprehensive support services that enable them to…

  • Mortgage Rates Hit New Record Lows!

    30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages 30-year fixed rate mortgages hit a new all-time record low. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.84…

  • Housing Outlook Brightens

    Home starts and sales are on an upword path according to Chief Economist David Crowe of the National Association of Builders (NAHB). “No one is anticipating that an upward path…

  • Five Star Mortgage Professionals

    What is a Five Star Mortgage Professional? A Five Star Mortgage Professional undergoes a vigorous research and evaluation process to identify if they provide quality service to clients. The research methodology allows…

  • Mortgage Rates

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  • Inlanta Mortgage Expands Administrative Team

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  • Mortgage Rates – 5-Year ARM Hits New Low

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  • Housing Expectations 2012

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  • Mortgage Rates Drop

    According to the Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey by Freddie Mac, the 15-year fixed-rate average dropped to a new all-time low of 3.11 percent. This rate is down from 3.21 percent…

  • Rising Rent Prices Expected

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  • FHA Delays Collection Account Rule

    The Federal Housing Administration has opted to delay a rule that would have prevented home buyers from getting a government backed (insured) mortgage if they had an ongoing credit dispute exceeding…

  • Mortgage Interest Rates – Still Under 4%

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  • Jim Snyder – A Top 1% Mortgage Originator

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  • Home Ownership Matters!

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  • Inlanta Mortgage Now Offers ESHA Mortgages

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  • PMI & MIP – What’s the Difference?

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  • Mortgage Rates & Other News

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  • FHA Mortgages & FHA Streamline Refinance

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  • Avoid Loan Modification Scams!

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  • HARP – Help for Underwater Homeowners

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  • Mortgage Rates & Other News

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  • Iowa – State Spotlight

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  • Shopping for a Home – The Easy Way

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  • Leaps and Bounds…The Small Details are Still Important to Making a Big Leap (Year)

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  • Documents Made Easy – Guest Blog from IDS

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  • First Weber Celebrates Agent Achievement in 2011

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  • Mortgage Rates & Other News

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  • New Oak Brook Branch Manager Joins Inlanta Mortgage

    Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce the addition of Branch Manager Mark Schulenburg to its Oak Brook, Ill office. Schulenburg comes to Inlanta with over 26 years of mortgage industry…

  • Top 5 Mortgage Banking Company – Ranked in Business Journal

    The Milwaukee Business Journal recently announced the largest mortgage banking companies in the Greater Milwaukee area. Inlanta Mortgage was pleased to be recognized as one of the largest and one…

  • 5 Benefits to Home Ownership

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  • Why Loan Officers Choose Inlanta Mortgage

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  • What Does the Payroll Tax Cut Extension Have to Do with the Mortgage Industry?

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  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages – How Do They Work?

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  • The Day After – Holiday Open House

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  • INLANTA MORTGAGE EXPANDS TO HALES CORNERS

    Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce Tracy Anderson and her team in Hales Corners, Wis., has merged with Inlanta Mortgage. Branch Manager Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience…

  • Are We There Yet? Mortgage Rates and Other Good News

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  • FHA 203K Streamline Mortgages – Give a Home Some TLC

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  • Online Mortgages – Embracing Technology

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  • Mortgage Success Story – Appleton, Wisconsin

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  • VA Mortgage Loans

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  • Mortgage Loans – The Basics

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  • Toy Drive a Huge Success

    Inlanta Mortgage’s Brookfield West office is going to be dropping off a lot of toys for the Children’s Hospital of SE Wisconsin!  Both customers and employees opened their wallets and…

  • Get Pre-Approved! Why Do You Need a Pre-Approval Anyway?

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  • Inlanta Mortgage EVP Featured in Chrisman Blog

    Rob Chrisman’s most recent blog on Mortgage News Daily featured our very own Executive Vice President, Nicholas DelTorto, who commented on the article Confusion with NAR and Fraud Stats; ULDD Extended; FDIC…

  • Selecting a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator

    Selecting a licensed mortgage loan originator is an important part of the home buying process.  Since purchasing a home is often the biggest financial decision we make in our lives…

  • The Home Buying Process – Series Intro

    With rock bottom home prices and the lowest mortgage rates in history, how do you really know if it’s the right time for you to buy a house? It seems…

  • Donate Toys for Children’s Hospital of SE Wisconsin

    It’s that time of year again! Last year’s Toy Drive for the Children’s Hospital of South Eastern Wisconsin was such a huge success that Inlanta Mortgage’s Brookfield West branch is doing it…

  • Am I eligible for the the Home Affordable Refinance Program a.k.a. HARP?

    Everyone seems to be asking this question lately. Last month, the Federal Home Finance Agency or FHFA announced HARP 2.0…and we patiently awaited more details on this variation of the ‘Making…

  • Veterans Day 2011

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, fighting ceased between the Allied nations and Germans signifying the end of the “Great War”. November 11th…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Adds New Mortgage Loan Originator

      Antigo, Wis., November 2011 – Inlanta Mortgage, formerly First Choice Mortgage, of Antigo is pleased to announce the addition of Cate Below to its branch as a mortgage loan…

  • HARP 2.0 Questions & Answers

    In a previous blog post, we discussed the White House’s recently announced revisions to the Home Affordable Refinance Program – also known as HARP. To further clarify HARP we have…

  • Shaping the Future of Our Industry

    Inlanta Mortgage recently attended an educational seminar focusing on the differences between Generation X and Generation Y and how the mortgage and real estate industry must recognize how these generations…

  • Underwater & Overwhelmed?

    If you have a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac backed loan and have little to no equity you may still qualify to refinance at today’s low interest rates according to…

  • To Pay Off or Not To Pay Off

    Guest blog written by Sam Parker, Vice President of Heartland Credit Restoration (formerly CreditAbility). For more information or further questions email Sam at sam@hcrepair.com or visit www.heartlandcreditrestoration.com. Many people are under…

  • Inlanta INSPIRE Award Winner Announced

      Nancy Corcoran and Indar Ramadhar Congratualtions to this quarter’s Inlanta Mortgage INSPIRE award winner Nancy Corcoran! As pictured, Nancy takes possession of the traveling Inspire trophy. Nancy is a closing documents…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Named a Top 25 Tech Savvy Lender

    Each year, Mortgage Technology recognizes mortgage lenders that promote efficient and cost-effective lending practices with its Mortgage Technology Awards. For the second year in a row Inlanta Mortgage has made the…

  • Life After Bankruptcy

    This post written by Jim Marcinkowski, a licensed mortgage loan officer and branch manager of our Fort Myers, Florida branch. Fort Myers, FL – Bankruptcy is an uncomfortable subject for…

  • Professionalism – Success Story

    Another satisfied Inlanta Mortgage customer wrote: “I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for your help and professionalism during the process of purchasing our home. You by…

  • Inlanta’s EVP, Nick DelTorto, Named Treasurer of WMBA

    Inlanta Mortgage is proud to announce Executive Vice President Nicholas DelTorto has been elected to the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors. DelTorto will serve as the board treasurer…

  • Donation for Waukesha Chapter of Habitat for Humanity

    Kelly Young and Kathy Phillips of the Waukesha Chapter of Habitat for Humanity stopped by the Inlanta Mortgage corporate headquarters yesterday to receive a $4,000 donation check. Donation funds were…

  • Kansas City Golf Outing for Charity

    Nick DelTorto and Joe Ramis spent some time in Kansas with Inlanta’s Kansas City branch and attended the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness & Higher M-pact Golf Tournament. The event was organized originally by…

  • Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

    Interest rates have hit historical lows and homes are more affordable than ever before…so are you ready to buy a home? If you have a steady source of income and…

  • Rates Keep Dropping…but for How Long?

    According to Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.15 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Aug. 18, down from 4.32 percent last week and…

  • Mortgage Rates Fall – Refinancing on the Rise, Homes More Affordable

    Many homeowners are taking advantage of record low mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinance application volume has increased by 63% over the past month – up 21.7%…

  • 7th Annual Inlanta Sales Conference

    Inlanta Mortgage’s 7th Annual Sales Conference at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee on August 15th & 16th is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity for our loan officers through out the nation…

  • Mortgage Rates are Historically Low!

    Fifteen-year fixed rate mortgages and five-year adjustable rate mortgages hit record lows this week due to speculation that the U.S. economy is weaker than previously thought. According to Freddie Mac,…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Adds Business Development Manager

    INLANTA MORTGAGE ADDS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Brookfield, Wis., July, 26 2011 – Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Salamone to its corporate staff. As Business Development…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Adds Marketing Coordinator & IT Help Desk Analyst

    Inlanta Mortgage has added two new employees to its corporate staff this month: Ericka Smith, Marketing Coordinator, SEO and Internet Marketing and Luke Szymaszek, IT Help Desk Analyst. Smith will…

  • Inlanta INSPIRE Award Winner

    Congratulations to Tim Zeilstra of our Accounting Department as our first quarterly INSPIRE award winner. Tim earned the award for outstanding achievement is the area of cost and time saving. Tim continually…

  • Inlanta Mortgage’s Nick DelTorto Publishes Article in National Mortgage Professional

    Inlanta Mortgage Senior Vice President, Nick DelTorto, published an article in the June 2011 issue of the National Mortgage Professional Magazine. The article “Shooting the Wounded…What Happened in Our Industry?”…

  • Refinance Process

    A happy Inlanta Mortgage customer after a successful loan refinance process: “A hearty commendation to all of you who worked on my refinance processing. I am impressed by your service on…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Expands to Kansas City Market

    Inlanta Mortgage is proud to announce Mid America Mortgage Services, of Overland Park, Kan., has merged its operations with Inlanta Mortgage. The merger brings Kevin & Cindy Laffey to Inlanta…

  • Inlanta Mortgage to Carry LendRIGHT Mortgage Industry Seal of Excellence

    Inlanta Mortgage announced today that it carries the new LendRIGHT™ seal of excellence for the mortgage industry. The LendRIGHTTM program is designed to allow consumers to easily recognize lenders who…

  • Jim Snyder Ranked Among Nation’s Top Originators

      Inlanta Mortgage congratulates its Pewaukee Branch Manager, Jim Snyder, for his ranking as a Scotsman Guide 2010 Top Originator. Jim was ranked #106 in Loans Closed and #161 in Total…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Selects Secondary Interactive

    Secondary Interactive (SI), the award-winning secondary marketing risk management, best execution and loan allocation platform, announced today that Brookfield, Wis.-based Inlanta Mortgage has engaged SI as its secondary marketing service…

  • The Mortgage Company, LLC Joins Inlanta Mortgage

    Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce the opening of its newest partner branch, which will be serving Wauwatosa and the surrounding areas. Formally known as The Mortgage Company, LLC, Branch…

  • Home Ownership a Reality

    An Inlanta Mortgage customer on realizing the dream of home ownership: “A big thank you to everyone who helped make home ownership once again a reality for our family. We…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Adds Underwriter, Project Manager

    Inlanta Mortgage has added a new Underwriter, John Malinger, to its team to help with the increased volume and rate lock activity it has seen in the past months. Malinger…

  • Inlanta Adds VP of Technology and Marketing

    Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Knowlton to Vice President of Technology and Marketing. Chris has been with Inlanta Mortgage since June of 1997. Chris will…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Receives USDA Homeownership Awards

    Inlanta Mortgage received two awards from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Wisconsin State Director, Stan Gruszynski. Inlanta Mortgage’s corporate office is a recipient of the Million…

  • Inlanta Mortgage Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

    Inlanta Mortgage recently collected over $2300 in donations for Habitat for Humanity at its annual conference in Wisconsin Dells on Monday, August 16. Inlanta sponsored the dunk tank, while employees…

  • Inlanta Named Finalist in 2010 Mortgage Technology Awards

    Inlanta Mortgage was named a finalist in the Customer-Focused Lender category for the 2010 Mortgage Technology Awards. The Customer-Focused Lender Award is given to a lender that uses technology to…

  • American Foundations MortgageBanc Merges with Inlanta Mortgage

    Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce that American Foundations MortgageBanc’s retail offices and operations are merging with Inlanta Mortgage through a strategic agreement. American Foundations MortgageBanc was previously a wholly owned…