Mortgage Essentials

Mortgage Career Resources

Mortgage Career Resources From The CE Shop

Beyond offering the best courses for every stage of your career, we're devoted to bringing you free resources to grow your mortgage business.

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

Pre-Approval Questions Lenders Can't Ask You
by The CE Shop Team

The mortgage pre-approval process requires lenders to ask specific questions of prospective homebuyers, but some topics are off-limits. What can’t lenders ask?

How to Refinance Your Home
by The CE Shop Team

With mortgage rates continuing to hover around 3%, it’s a good time to look into refinancing. But what is refinancing, and why should you consider doing it?

2022 Mortgage Predictions
by The CE Shop Team

Throughout 2021, we saw many records broken in the mortgage industry. What can we expect from interest rates in the coming year, and why might rates rise?

Mortgage Loan Officer Resume Examples & Writing Tips
by The CE Shop Team

This guide will cover the basics of taking your experience, skills, and credentials, and weaving them into a well-prepared resume. 

What Is a Mortgage?
by The CE Shop Team

The more you know about mortgages, the less daunting they become. Here’s an overview of what mortgages are along with other key terms in the mortgage industry.

Mortgage Loan Officer Interview Questions and Answers
by The CE Shop Team

This guide will cover many common questions asked (and questions you can ask) during the interview process so that you’re prepared to make your first sale — yourself. 

Mortgage Terms
by The CE Shop Team

Having a list of mortgage terms handy helps everyone benefit during the process. We've put together a list of the most widely used mortgage term definitions in the industry.

5 Study Tips for the SAFE MLO Test
by The CE Shop Team

Are you preparing to take the SAFE MLO Test? Here are five ways to optimize your studying to give yourself the greatest chance of passing the first time.

Bonds and Mortgages: What Mortgage Loan Officers Should Know
by The CE Shop Team

The bond market directly affects the mortgage market. What factors enable these markets to influence each other, and what should you know about bonds?

 Mortgage Monarchs: Meet the Mae and Mac Family
by The CE Shop Team

Each member of the Mae and Mac family was created in an effort to regulate and standardize the mortgage industry. So what do they each contribute?