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Vice President of Mortgage Lending
NMLS ID # 220741
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- Consumer Finance Expert Dean Wegner is a leader in housing with over 18 years of experience. Dean is Vice President of residential lending for Guaranteed Rate Mortgage in Scottsdale, AZ. Dean is a member of over 25 financial organizations and a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor. He has spoken to the media about housing over 1,000 times, including cover stories in The USA Today and appearing on CNBC's "On The Money". Women's Entertainment Network (WeTV) features Dean as the Financial Guru in their hit reality show "Downsized." Dean is also an accomplished author and his recent release "Life After Foreclosure" is available in book stores nationwide. Dean owns a Real Estate School and wrote the 255-page guidebook," How to Pass the Arizona Real Estate Sales Exam". He also shares his expertise as a business coach for four years with The CORE Training, Inc. His community involvement includes being a Rotarian, a Board Member of Big Brother Big Sisters of Arizona and a founding member of Uncle Skate Charity. Dean lives in Arizona and enjoys spending time with his three wonderful daughters.
Loan Officer Interview Q&A's
I have been in the business 19 years. I enjoy the creativity of each deal and helping people. Everyday is a new adventure!
What are the pros and cons of a fixed rate mortgage versus an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)?
Fixed rates are predictable and ARM's will save you lots of money in the short term.
What 2 or 3 mobile apps would you recommend for home buyers or house hunters, and why? What Smart Apps do you recommend your customers use for the house hunting process?
My favorite app by far is from REALTOR.com, it allows you to pull up in front of a home for sale, look at the pictures and see the list price. It also has a seller feature that will pull comps for you and give you an idea of what your home is worth.
Are you active in any local associations or community groups, and at what level? What goals and/or success have you helped these groups achieve?
I am an active Rotarian and on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona. In addition I am a co-founder of Uncle Skate, a skateboard charity that gives away skateboards and helps build skate parks for kids all over the world. So far we have assisted 12 countries.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
Most people do not know I was almost a professional skateboarder when I was growing up. I still to this day ride my board every day (going to the mail box and walking the dogs mostly) I stay actively engaged in the industry and many of the guys I grew up with are still heavily involved in the industry. One of my close friends is the leading skate park designer and as a result I am often briefed of some of the most amazing new skate parks in the world. I enjoy watching the x-games each year and seeing the sport evolve every summer as skaters push themselves further and faster than ever!
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