Doug Kaller - Academy Mortgage

I am a Mortgage Loan Officer in Reno. LO NMLS #312085 | NV Lic#10361 | Corp Lic #2731 | Corp NMLS #3113 | Equal Housing Lender

LO NMLS #312085 | NV Lic#10361 | Corp Lic #2731 | Corp NMLS #3113

Thank you for visiting my page. For most Americans, buying a home is the largest financial decision they will ever make. The mortgage you choose is as important as the neighborhood. My goal is to help you achieve financial freedom, build wealth, and experience your life dreams through the utilization of the best mortgage strategies. As a Certified FHA Specialist (CFS), USA Cares Certified Military Housing Specialist (CMHS), and the Certified Mortgage Coach (CMC) I am committed to the highest industry training, practices, professionalism, and ethics. Our mortgage process is designed to identify your unique financial goals. By incorporating the latest technology and market information, I am able to clearly illustrate the benefits of each mortgage program. If you are shopping for a mortgage in Reno, or anywhere in Nevada, please give me a call to discuss your mortgage needs and financial goals. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you through this important decision.

Mission: To be 1st CHOICE in delivering the dream of sustainable homeownership by inspiring hope and building prosperity in the lives of our Employees, Builders, Realtors, and the communities we serve.

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The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

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7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

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Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

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Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

keepingcurrentmatters.com Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear. Every market is different.....

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This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor

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How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

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3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

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Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

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What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

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You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

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What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

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62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

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3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

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4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

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How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

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What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

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Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

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Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

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Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

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4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

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6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

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What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

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The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold

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