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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS 2289

  • NameMelanie Taliaferro, NMLS# 228566
  • Phone512-825-1196
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Melanie Taliaferro is a mortgage industry professional based in Austin, Texas. Born in San Antonio, Melanie pursued her undergraduate degree at Stephen F. Austin State University and began her mortgage career over fourteen years ago, starting off as a junior loan processor. She fully ventured into a loan officer role in 2009 and opened her own branch in 2014.

Melanie has extensive experience on both the origination and the operations sides of the business. This skill set enables her to have a thorough understanding of the entire loan process which is key in setting proper expectations with customers and providing excellent service.

Melanie has significant experience with all loan types including Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, and construction loans. She also has extensive experience in condo lending, including handling FHA and Fannie Mae project approvals and lending for non-warrantable condos. Melanie has served as the preferred lender for numerous condo projects in the area since 2005. In addition, Melanie is very well-versed in helping clients with credit repair, as well as with building credit when needed. She has been able to turn many credit-challenged customers into homeowners.

Melanie enjoys the creativity involved in finding the best loan solution for every borrower and loves getting to know people in the process. She consistently keeps her focus on accessibility, honesty, and knowledge. Melanie creates and implements trainings for real estate agents and is involved in many training and development efforts within Fairway Mortgage. She loves to bring creativity and humor to her education efforts by utilizing video, social media and blogging to reach the real estate community.

Taliaferro has received multiple top producer awards and accolades including being recognized as a Top 1% Lender by Mortgage Executive Magazine and receiving designations as a Five Star Professional, Austin Monthly Magazine Top Mortgage Professional, and nominee for Austin’s Top 40 Under 40. Taliaferro has consistently produced $40 million or more in annual loan production over the past several years.

Please visit Melanie’s website for more information or to get in touch with Melanie or her team regarding loan applications or other questions. If you have any additional questions about your home search, the home loan process, or simply wish to chat, please reach out to Melanie or any member of the Taliaferro Team. 512.825.1196 cell, 512-430-1487 office - www.melanietaliaferro.com

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS 2289

8229 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 105, Austin, TX 78757

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Equal Housing Lender.

This is not a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications including income, assets, property evaluation, LTV requirements and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant's eligibility and market conditions. Terms of the loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant.

  • In Texas – CONSUMERS WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A MORTGAGE BANKER OR A LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SHOULD COMPLETE AND SEND A COMPLAINT FORM TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF SAVINGS AND MORTGAGE LENDING, 2601 N. LAMAR, SUITE 201, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705. COMPLAINT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT www.sml.texas.gov. A TOLL-FREE CONSUMER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE AT 1-877-276-5550. THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A RECOVERY FUND TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF CERTAIN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BORROWERS CAUSED BY ACTS OF LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS. A WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RECOVERY FUND MUST BE FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND, PLEASE CONSULT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT www.sml.texas.gov.

About Richard Moore

Real Estate transactions have lots of moving parts - parts that have to fall into place just right to ultimately make it all work. What I do best is navigate those parts to make the process as smooth and painless for you as possible. I have 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, with an extensive stretch in mortgage lending giving me a wide-ranging knowledge of trends and a keen sense of what best fits your particular needs and goals. Nowadays the internet, TV and radio are chock full of discount agencies offering lower commissions or buy-back gimmicks that don’t add up after you read the fine print. I don’t believe in gimmicks or high pressure tactics, just straight answers and solid advice.

I’m a rarity in Central Texas these days. My family moved here when I was six so I’m a true native Austinite. I graduated from LBJ High School then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Texas. Since college, I’ve done everything from being a partner in a ski shop in Winter Park, Colorado to being a regional manager for an insurance company. I’ve lived in Dallas, Houston and multiple places around the US, but finally came to my senses and got back here as fast as I could. When not helping clients buy or sell homes, my wife and I enjoy walks with our Boxer, traveling, the outdoors and sports (especially Longhorn football). I’m active in my church and volunteer from time to time for Austin Boxer Rescue.

Having grown up in Austin, I have an intimate understanding of the Austin market, which helps me guide you to your ideal home using the right information for the local climate. Personal attention, trustworthiness and reliability are my keys to differentiation in this competitive industry. I offer assistance in all types of properties for all types of buyers and sellers. Whether it’s a single family home, high rise condo or a hill country ranch, I will always obtain the best possible result for you. And, I do not consider the closing to be the end of our relationship as I will always be available anytime you have a real estate question. Whether it’s about property taxes, a mortgage, a lease or anything else, I want to be your Realtor for life!

In today’s real estate atmosphere, you need an expert with whom you can trust with your most important investment; I’m that expert.