Shannon Connelly

Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS #269764



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5750 Johnston St Ste 102
Lafayette, LA 70503


Hi there! I’m Shannon Connelly, a Senior Mortgage Loan Originator, and I’ve been navigating the maze of the mortgage world for 26 years now. For the past 13 years, I’ve been lucky enough to call Universal Lending my professional home. I also have a Master’s degree in Psychology from McNeese State University, so rest assured, I understand people just as well as numbers.
I’m a Lafayette local – lived here for 28 fantastic years. When I’m not crunching numbers or sealing deals, you’ll find me spending quality time with my husband, our two awesome daughters, and our two lovable dogs. Cooking is my jam, and I love diving into a good book or taking a refreshing swim. I’m a live music junkie, and I absolutely adore traveling, especially if it means visiting my daughters wherever they may be at the moment.
Looking for a mortgage? Whether it’s your first home or your next, I’m here to guide you through all your options and find the perfect fit for you. Let’s chat and get started on making your dream home a reality!

Universal Lending Services, Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender.

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A soft inquiry will not affect my credit score

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Credit scores fluctuate frequently

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I can check my credit for free once a year

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The mortgage industry uses Vantage Scoring instead of FICO

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If I have a high income, I will have a higher credit score

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It takes a long time to improve a credit score.

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Closing an account can negatively affect my credit score

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A delinquent payment does not affect my credit score

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1 / 9

Having late payments are acceptable as long as I pay

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My credit report includes my social security number

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Bad credit stays with me forever

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Poor credit history can prevent me from getting hired

5 / 9

I should not buy furniture for my new home before closing

6 / 9

Rental history will appear on my credit report

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Leasing a new vehicle will result in a hard inquiry on my credit report

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9 / 9

If I pay an account in full, it’s removed from my credit report

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If I need a mortgage modification, the best place to start is by contacting my mortgage company.

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Mortgage relief companies can keep your home out of foreclose for a fee.

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It’s ok to omit something from your mortgage application if your lender says it’s OK.

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Buying a tradeline can hurt my credit score if the owner of the tradeline defaults on the loan.

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There are rules that debt collectors must follow when trying to collect a debt.

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Trigger leads are illegal.

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Opting out of trigger leads guarantees I won’t be contacted.

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You can go to jail if you provide false information on your mortgage application.

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Shannon Connelly
Universal Lending Services, Inc.

Shannon Connelly

Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS #269764

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Shannon Connelly

Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS #269764

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