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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS 2289
- NameMelanie Taliaferro, NMLS# 228566
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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
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 Shaleah HardcastleAs a native Texan who has lived in the Austin area for more than 25 years, Shaleah Hardcastle understands every aspect of the area that makes it possible for her to serve clients with expertise and enthusiasm. She is committed to supporting clients through the home buying or selling process with honesty, quick and clear communication, and good, old fashioned hard work. She believes that building a strong relationship with each and every client is the key to providing superior service.
Before obtaining her real estate license, Shaleah mastered the fine art of flexibility, negotiation, and putting others first by raising three kids and teaching in the local school district. Now that her kids are older, she is ready to put those skills to work in a career that combines all of her favorite things: growing relationships, serving others, and ultimately helping people reach their goals.
When she isn’t working, you can find Shaleah on a coffee date with ladies from her church’s women ministry, poolside with her family, or sweating it out at the local gym. Though she is almost an empty nester, her favorite nights are still those spent on the couch with her husband, kids, and two miniature schnauzers.
Areas We Cover
- Bee Cave
- Cedar Park
- Del Valle
- Dripping Springs
- Lago Vista
- Liberty Hill