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17
APR
2018

Selling a Home with Pets

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Spring has sprung and with the weather improving, more and more buyers are visiting open houses and touring homes with their real estate agents. If you’ll be putting your home up for sale and you have pets, it’s important to have an action plan to keep buyers and agents...
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10
APR
2018

Chairman’s Blog: The Four L’s

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Dear Colleagues, In most of the markets where our company provides mortgage financing, there has been a declining inventory of homes for sale, both existing homes, and new construction. While nationwide originations have dropped a slight amount year over year, this supply/demand...
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03
APR
2018

Champions Club Celebration in Palm Beach, Florida

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Congratulations are in order for 2017’s Champions Club winners! Thank you for your constant dedication to providing excellence in home loans to our clients. We recognized our 2017 Champions Club winners at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. This annual event, which...
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27
MAR
2018

5 Reasons to Refinance Your Home

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Are you wondering if now is the time to refinance your home? Have you already refinanced and can’t think of a good reason to do it again? As things change in your life you may have different reasons to refinance. Here are five reasons you may want to refinance your home before...
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20
MAR
2018

5 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

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Over 40 million Americans suffer from allergies. For some, it may only be seasonal allergies, pet allergies, or in some instances, it can be a year-round battle. Whether your home is new construction or was built decades ago, there are many options available to help allergy-proof...
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13
MAR
2018

Mortgage Terms 101: What Exactly is Underwriting?

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After you apply for a mortgage and provide all the initial paperwork, it is the underwriter’s job to make sure the information is accurate. They will likely ask for additional documentation during this step of the loan process to confirm that all the info provided on the...
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06
MAR
2018

Is It Better to Rent or Own in 2018?

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It’s been long debated over the years whether it’s in your best interest to buy or rent a home. Some will promise you that renting is a pit that leads nowhere and there’s nothing better than owning real estate. Others will claim that young Americans are better off renting until...
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28
FEB
2018

Chairman’s Blog: 2018 Rate Trends

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Dear Colleagues, I will occasionally be researching and offering perspectives on economic trends and issues affecting housing, mortgage markets and our own business. Since the Great Recession a decade ago, the American economy has been humming along as the second longest recovery...
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27
FEB
2018

Mortgage Terms 101: Reverse Mortgage

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Senior homeowners, age 62 or older, can turn their home’s equity into income with a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage lets you borrow against your home’s equity so you receive cash without selling your home. You can choose to receive a lump-sum payout, monthly payments, or set...
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22
FEB
2018

Prepping Your Home for a Spring Sale

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According to a recent study, researchers at Zillow found that homes listed for sale during the month of May sold 18.5 days faster! While there may be many factors as to why this time of year yields quicker sales, one could assume families may wish to make their move before the...
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