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 Broker 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 sixth 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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Asked by David
Answered by Ted Rood, Mortgage BrokerPRO+ in Maryland Heights, MO
Hi David, The answer to your question depends on two things: the difference in pricing between the two loan options, and (as Chad noted) , the likelihood of you ...
Asked by Maureen
Answered by Ted Rood, Mortgage BrokerPRO+ in Maryland Heights, MO
Hi Maureen, Borrowers ages cannot be considered when lenders underwrite loans. I recently wrote a 30 year refinance for an 88 year old client, and just closed a 30 ...
Asked by shim
Answered by Ted Rood, Mortgage BrokerPRO+ in Maryland Heights, MO
Short answer: there's no where you'll be able to get anything close to a decent rate on investment loans with scores in the 500's and that many loans. I'd look at po...





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6 time consecutive 5 Star Mortgage Originator, 2011-2016


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Speaking Engagements

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