Michael Hodges, NMLS 1402604 - Mortgage Investors Group, Loan Officer

#1 Residential Mortgage Lender in Tennessee

#1 Residential Mortgage Lender in Tennessee

Mission: “Mortgage Investors Group honors the trust of each customer by providing the best financial solution that mortgage lending offers. We value our family of employees and stand behind their work. We will always do what is right.”

Congratulations to Benjamin on his first home purchase! Thank you Jason & Ivette Fields for another job well done!

Some of the greatest encourgement comes from our children. What gave you motivation today?


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The Home Appraisal Process: What to Expect as a Buyer

An appraisal is a professional opinion of a home’s value and ensures you are paying what a home is actually worth. Knowing how the appraisal affects you as a buyer and what the process consist of is important to understand. This article gives great insight to understanding an appraisal. #homebuying #appraisals #FirstTimeHomeBuyers



BOMB Camping Recipe: Keto Onion Cheeseburger Bombs For The Win

: These keto onion cheeseburger bombs sound perfect for my next camping trip. Do you and your family have any go-to camping recipes? #keto #camping #recipes

outdoors.com This keto onion cheeseburger bomb recipe is a super easy, tinfoil meal that will quickly become your camping & grilling go-to.


Spring Events

With an early Spring in bloom Knoxville is the place to be! From food and music to street rods and art, there is an event for everyone. Find the perfect Spring event for you and your family on the link below. #Knoxville #SpringInKnoxville #ExploreKnoxville

visitknoxville.com Knoxville is THE place to be in Spring! With a full line up food festivals, music festivals and events throughout March and April, we've got the beats, the eats and more! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping the weather is a little bit warmer and Knoxville has more than enough fun event...


Can I Cancel Multiple Credit Cards Without Affecting My Credit Score? | Mortgage Investors Group

One mistake a lot of consumers make is closing old credit accounts. These accounts can actually boost your score! Check out the link below for tips which account to close and which accounts to keep open! #improveyourcredit #nationalcrediteducationmonth #creditknowledge

migonline.com A good credit score is one of the most important facets of your financial health. Maintaining a high score can save you tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime in interest rates and fees. It pays off big to get smart about credit, right along with sticking to a budget and socking away a rain...


Understanding Your Credit Score | Mortgage Investors Group

Understanding your credit score is very important when taking out any kind of loan, especially a mortgage. This link breaks down the three national credit bureaus and explains the different factors that make up your credit score. #credit #creditscore #nationalcrediteducationmonth #themoreyouknow

migonline.com Your credit score is a very important number these days. Not only does it affect your ability to qualify for a loan, but it can also affect the terms of your insurance and even whether you get a new job. FICO Score and the Credit Bureaus Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are probably familiar names....


Credit Challenge

March is National Credit Education Month! Do you understand your credit score? Check your credit knowledge with our credit quiz! #credit #crediteducation #creditscore

migonline.secondstreetapp.com Are you looking to purchase a new home or refinance your current property? Take a guess at what your credit score is and then take our Credit Education Month Challenge! Once you are done, a licensed loan officer will contact you from Mortgage Investors Group to find out what your real score is and h...

Happy Closing Day to The Ruby's!
Many thanks to Jason Young at Keller Williams for helping find them the perfect home
Also, it was great to work with Kelly Plummer Deel of Realty Executives and Eric Lezatte of Paramount Land Title.
#congrats #closingday

I'm honored to have been named as a 2018 #SilverAward recipient of the Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association for Mortgage Investors Group !!
So many thanks to all of my incredible clients, my realtor partners and my assistant Julia Prock Dwyer for her incredible customer service and client dedication. #Thankful #ItTakesAVillage #FarragutMIG #KMBA


The Island in Pigeon Forge through the years

With the news that The Island in Pigeon Forge is building a 'Flying Ride', here's a look back through the years.

knoxnews.com The Island in Pigeon Forge through the years


Tidying Up Tips Hit the Housing Market - RE/MAX Blog

Weekends are a great time to sneak in a little bit off tidying up.

remax.com The tidying-up trend of the KonMari Method can give sellers and buyers the gentle nudge needed to organize their personal spaces or clean up their financial houses before showings or placing a bid.


Why You Should Plan a Trip to Knoxville with Your Friends

Sometimes the best vacation we can take is the one right in our backyard. #STAYCATION

visitknoxville.com Knoxville is the perfect spot for a group of friends to gather for a quick getaway. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, organizing a bachelor/bachelorette party, or planning a trip to the national park, it offers plenty to do to keep everyone happy.


Our Favorite Bathroom Upgrades

Easy bathroom upgrades are one of our favorite things.
Check these out from The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate blog.

bhgre.com If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, consider adding a few of these fabulous features. From radiant-heat flooring to a roomy whirlpool tub, these upgrades will require a small investment—but you’ll reap restful and stylish rewards.


The Property Brothers Answer an Embarrassing Question: What's That Smell?

Let's face it, sometimes that old carpet just HAS to go.

realtor.com In the latest episode of "Property Brothers," Jonathan and Drew Scott help a single mom with three gymnast kids find a great home.


'Next gen' Dunkin’ Donuts in Farragut gets coffee and food in your hands quicker

Have you been to the new Dunkin' Donuts Donuts 'Next Gen' store that just opened in Farragut?
Quicker, app ordering & cold brew coffee bar? Um, YES PLEASE!

knoxnews.com So what makes the store “Next Gen”? Pre-ordering and paying online keeps the drive-thru and walk-up windows moving.


What Is a Modular Home? For Starters, It's Not a Boring Old Box

Modular and manufactured homes are becoming more popular options in the real estate market.
Here's a quick rundown on what the advantages are, and how to learn more about them.

realtor.com Don't confuse modular homes with manufactured homes. Modular homes provide quality at a competitive price in a shorter time than regular construction.


Energy Saving Tips | Alcoa, TN

Did you know that the Alcoa Electric Department electric rates are among the lowest in the entire country?
Still, you can lower your power bills throughout the year with some simple conservation steps.

cityofalcoa-tn.gov Your Alcoa Electric Department electric rates are among the lowest in the entire country. Still, you can lower your power bills throughout the year with simple conservation steps.


Ask a Pro Q&A – When It Rains, It Pours: Exploring title coverage for runoff

With 5+ days of rain in the forecast, here's a quick read asking the pro's from Better Homes & Gardens about runoff water and your property.
Stay dry friends!

bhgre.com When a challenge arises, insurance should be there to help. Learn the ins and outs of title insurance to deal with water runoff from outdoor pro Carson Arthur.

Another day, another happy couple closed on a home. Congrats to the The Martins!!!


Why Volunteering is Important!

Volunteering is something I have always enjoyed because it connects me to my community and my interests.
Thanks to Keep Blount Beautiful for this article on volunteering!
#volunteer #blountcounty #community #service

keepblountbeautiful.org By: Mason Denman Volunteering for community service is important because volunteering is a way to be involved in your local community. Community service involvement teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding for the things around them and others. Volunteering and put


6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

#6 is my favorite...
But, #1- #5 are all equally important for my clients too!
This article below from realtor.com gives some great insights on why using an agent to buy a sell a home is always a smart move.

realtor.com This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here's why.


My Experience Using a 203k Home Renovation Loan

Is a 230k Home Renovation Loan the right loan for you?
#203k #reno #renovation #mortgage

huffpost.com I've been meaning to do a post on the ins and outs of using a 203k renovation loan for years now, and home ownership month seemed the perfect time! This...


Why Veterans Need Military-Friendly Real Estate Agents

Are you a Veteran looking to buy a home?
Have you given any thought to working with a Veteran-friendly real estate agent?

realtor.com Having a knowledgeable real estate agent walk you through the home-buying process is imperative. This is especially true if you're buying with a VA loan.


Get In-The-Know About Escrow - Freddie Mac

Get in the "know" about Escrow!

freddiemac.com What is escrow and how does it affect your monthly mortgage payment?


Look inside historic Lones-Dowell home, remodeled and on the market

Do you remember driving by this historic home on Middlebrook Pike?
I sure do!

knoxnews.com Knoxville developer Tom Weiss bought the structure next to the Dowell Springs Business Park after the structure appeared destined for demolition.


Real Estate Overview for Knoxville, TN - Trulia

If you are buying or selling a home, staying up to date on the Knoxville market market is so helpful!
Trulia posts a great overview that has tons of information.
#Knoxville #RealEstate #TheMoreYouKnow

trulia.com Knoxville, TN real estate overview. Research home values, real estate market trends, schools, community info, neighborhoods, and homes for sale on Trulia.com.

Congrats to The Greer's!!!
They closed on their new home at Southeast Title & Escrow, LLC. Enjoy your new home!


12 Great Southern Kitchens

"First we eat. Then we do everything else!"
Kitchens are the heart and soul of a home.
Here's some amazing Southern kitchens from Garden & Gun Magazine.
Enjoy y'all!

gardenandgun.com Borrow a little inspiration from some of the Southern kitchens G&G has featured over the years


FHA Loan Requirements for First-Time Home Buyers | RealEstate.com

FHA loans are a great way to get approved for a mortgage if your credit isn't perfect, but also can get you a lower rate too!
Check out this article below from RealEstate.com for more info to see if an FHA loan is the right loan you you.

realestate.com What are the FHA loan requirements and is an FHA home loan your best bet? Our mortage expert compares the government-backed FHA loan to a conforming loan and breaks down the pros and cons of each so first-time home buyers can make an informed decision.

Another happy home buyer at their closing today!
Congrats Christine!

Congratulations to the Griffith’s on their new home!


How to Settle Debt: Paying Debts You Don’t Recognize | RealEstate.com

Does paying off a debt (that's not yours) help your credit?

realestate.com You’ve noticed debt on your credit report that you don’t recognize or you don’t feel you are responsible for. Will paying that debt boost your credit score? Here, our credit expert reviews the types of debts that might hurt your credit score and what you should do about them.


Fireplace Maintenance: Getting Ready for Winter | RealEstate.com

If you have an operable fireplace in your home, the joy of a nice fire in the winter can be one of life’s simple pleasures.
Here are a few tips to help you be sure your fireplace is ready for Winter.

realestate.com With cooler weather comes a natural inclination to enjoy one’s fireplace. But before you start your first fire of the season, be sure to clean and inspect to ensure safety. Here, our home improvement pro offers tips that will help you eliminate fire hazards.


Santa's House | Winter Getaways in the U.S. That Santa Loves

Check out these cozy and inconspicuous winter getaways!

realestate.com RealEstate.com has been working with Santa Claus to find an off-season getaway where Saint Nick can kick back, relax and have some fun. These winter getaways currently for sale may just lure Santa to the U.S., at least when the holiday season has passed.


How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score Enough to Buy a Home?

How long does it take to improve your credit score? If you're hoping to buy a home, having a good credit score is key, since it helps you qualify for a mortgage.

realtor.com How long does it take to improve your credit score? That depends on the steps you take to improve your credit. Read on to find out more.


5 Home Staging Ideas That Work Wonders During Winter

Try these home-staging ideas for the winter months to make your house stand out.

realtor.com Need to sell your home this winter? Stand out with some home staging. Here's what to do.


Inside the 2019 HGTV Dream Home: 4 Features We Love, and 4 We’d Rather Forget

Check out the 2019 HGTV Dream Home valued at $2.3 Million! It's part of the largest grand prize package since the network began the giveaway in 1997.

realtor.com We've highlighted some of the design elements in this year's HGTV Dream Home that are making us drool—along with a few that have us a bit perplexed.

Great time last Friday ringing the bell for the Salvation Army! 🔔 🎄 🔔


How to Make Moving During the Holidays a Painless Experience

Moving doesn’t have to ruin your holiday fun. realtor.com has posted helpful tips that will help make it less hectic and more bearable!

realtor.com Don't let moving during the holidays put a damper on the most wonderful time of the year. These tips will help make it less hectic and more bearable.


Home Improvement Gifts for DIYers | RealEstate.com

Holiday gift ideas for DIY fanatics!

realestate.com Shopping for gifts for someone remodeling a home? These home improvement ideas, from tools to storage, will help your favorite DIYer get the job done.


The Dangers of Holiday Debt & How To Avoid | RealEstate.com

If you make the decision to take on extra debt to finance all the extra holiday spending that doesn't fit into your budget, you are not only likely to waste a lot of money on interest, you may be hurting your credit as well.

Learn the dangers of Holiday debt and how to avoid it!!

realestate.com Holiday debt is the last thing first-time home buyers should take on. Here’s how holiday credit card debt can hurt your credit score and how to avoid it.

Michael Hodges, NMLS 1402604 - Mortgage Investors Group, Loan Officer

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Winter Energy Saving Tips | RealEstate.com

5 simple ways to cut heating costs!

realestate.com Concerned about your heating bills this winter? These five winter energy saving tips – from sealing windows to reversing ceiling fans -- will help you save on heating costs, help the environment and stay toasty warm during the coldest months of the winter.

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