How Important is Owning a Home?
Posted Friday October 20, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips
In a recent report released by National Mortgage News, only 14% of Americans claim homeownership is of primary importance. According to Reportlinker, the goal of homeownership ranked fourth among American priorities in 2017, one step down from reaching career goals and just above having or adopting children. National Mortgage News also reported that: Even… Read more »
Great Outdoors May Be Key to Selling Home Fast
Posted Friday October 13, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips
Recent news reports state that more buyers are now considering the outdoor space of a home and its usability when looking for new homes. It’s not just what’s inside that counts for homeowners anymore. Are you trying to sell your home? Try sprucing up or adding one of these four top features buyers want: An… Read more »
Is Your City in Best or Worst Category for Flipping?
Posted Monday October 2, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips
According to National Mortgage News, nearly 54,000 homes were flipped in the second quarter of this year. Investors profited an average of $67,516 per property and had nearly a 50% return on investment, according to Attom Data Solutions. While the return on investment has declined nationwide for three quarters in a row, some cities still… Read more »
When is the best time of year to buy a starter home?
Posted Thursday September 21, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips
One time of year stands above the rest as being the best time for first-time homebuyers to buy a home. During this time, starter home inventory increases about 7%, which leads to listing prices falling between 3.1% and 4.8% lower than in other parts of the year, a new report from Trulia shows. The best… Read more »
How to Change the Mortgage Industry From the Inside
Posted Wednesday September 13, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle, Industry News, Mortgage + Real Estate Tips, Recruitment
We constantly talk about regulations, compliance, and technology, among other things. But a mortgage is intended for a person whose sole function isn’t to spend days faxing documents. Improving the user experience benefits everyone, from the borrower to the originator. One idea is to change the way that things are done behind the scenes, starting… Read more »
Equifax Hack and How to Protect Yourself
Posted Monday September 11, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle, Industry News, Mortgage + Real Estate Tips, Recruitment
Internet connectivity has brought many benefits to modern society, but one of the drawbacks is that internet users and companies are vulnerable to information breaches. Recently, credit bureau Equifax was hacked with 143 million people potentially affected by the data breach. Many details about the hack aren’t available, and though this news is unfortunate, there… Read more »