Mortgage Essentials

Mortgage Career Resources

Mortgage Career Resources From The CE Shop

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Created by our team of industry experts, our diverse Mortgage Essentials resources consist of comprehensive blogs and ebooks. Check back often for new content designed to help you navigate the ever-changing mortgage landscape.

Recent Resources

What Is the NMLS "Successive Years" Rule?
by The CE Shop Team

The NMLS has a rule regarding which Continuing Education courses you can take each year. So what is the "successive years" rule, and how does it affect you as an MLO?

2022 Deadlines Mortgage Loan Officers Need to Know
by The CE Shop Team

As a Mortgage Loan Officer, there are certain deadlines you need to meet each year. Let’s look at 2022’s deadlines so you can stay on top of your requirements.

Is Online Mortgage School Right For You?
by The CE Shop Team

Are you looking into getting your Mortgage Loan Officer license? Here’s a look at what online mortgage school entails to help you decide if it’s right for you.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Mortgage Loan Officer
by The CE Shop Team

Are you interested in breaking into the mortgage industry? Here’s a guide you can follow to start your career as a Mortgage Loan Officer.

Mortgage Loan Officer Commission Structure
by The CE Shop Team

Looking at a career in the mortgage industry? You may be wondering how you’ll be paid. Let’s take a look at the commission structure for Mortgage Loan Officers.

The 5 Steps to Taking the SAFE MLO Test
by The CE Shop Team

After finishing the required courses to become an MLO, it’s time to take the SAFE MLO Test. What should you do to prepare, and what does the test involve?

How to Prepare for Mortgage Pre-Approval
by The CE Shop Team

When applying for and obtaining a mortgage loan, your lender will require certain documents to be presented. Which documents will you need for mortgage pre-approval?

Everything You Need to Know About Refinancing
by The CE Shop Team

Refinancing is top of mind for many homeowners as interest rates remain at historic lows. So, what are your refinancing options, and should you refinance now?

I Passed the SAFE MLO Test…Now What?
by The CE Shop Team

As a new Mortgage Loan Officer, you’ve successfully passed your SAFE MLO test, but what should you do next? The first step in finding lasting success in the mortgage industry is to read this guide.

A Comprehensive Guide to Filing Taxes With a Mortgage
by The CE Shop Team

Are you a new homeowner looking at tax season with a sense of confusion and doom? Don’t worry, we have a guide to take you through filing taxes with a mortgage.