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

The Process of Buying a House
by The CE Shop Team

As an MLO, you’ll help guide your clients through the homebuying process. Don’t fret! Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to best assist your clients.

Why Do So Many People Fail the MLO Test?
by The CE Shop Team

Are you gearing up to take the SAFE MLO Test? Find out why prospective MLOs say this exam is difficult, and learn some tips to help you pass on the first try.

Mortgage Industry Is a Good Career Move
by The CE Shop Team

There’s never a bad time to move into the mortgage industry. This guide will help give you an idea of whether or not joining the mortgage industry is a good direction for you. 

The SAFE Act of 2008
by The CE Shop Team

What does the SAFE Act of 2008 have to do with being a Mortgage Loan Originator? Find out how this legislation applies to you as a mortgage professional.

The Required Education for a Mortgage Loan Officer
by The CE Shop Team

Are you interested in becoming a Mortgage Loan Officer? Here’s a complete overview of the education required to become a licensed mortgage professional.

How Do MLOs Make Money?
by The CE Shop Team

Between commissions, salaries, and bonuses, Mortgage Loan Officers are paid in a variety of ways. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of how MLOs make money.

2021 Mortgage Trends
by The CE Shop Team

Curious about the mortgage market, current mortgage trends, and what makes mortgage rates change so quickly? This data will satiate your mortgage curiosity.

What Should MLOs Know About Real Estate?
by The CE Shop Team

Mortgage Loan Originators and Real Estate Agents go together like two peas in a pod. So, what should you know about the real estate industry as an MLO?

Other Professions That Can Become MLOs
by The CE Shop Team

With low-interest rates and a hot market, the mortgage industry is booming. Should becoming a Mortgage Loan Originator be the next step in your career?

Where Does the Word "Mortgage" Come From?
by The CE Shop Team

With all the talk about low mortgage rates and a hot real estate market, have you ever wondered where the word “mortgage” comes from? The answer might surprise you.