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Going Through Divorce? 7 Common Mortgage Questions

Going Through Divorce? 7 Common Mortgage Questions

By Aly Yale / March 4, 2022
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Divorce means a lot of change — and often a lot of confusion.  That’s especially true if you bring real estate into the mix. Whether you own a home with your ex-spouse or you’re hoping to buy one for your…

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It's Tax Season: Here Are the Mortgage Documents You Need

It’s Tax Season: Here Are the Mortgage Documents You Need

By Aly Yale / February 2, 2022
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Somehow, it’s 2022, and it’s already time to start prepping those tax returns.  Sure, we have another few months before they’re technically due, but we all know: The sooner you file, the faster that refund comes. (And who couldn’t use…

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Mortgage Rates Slide, Applications Jump

By Aly Yale / February 5, 2021
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Mortgage activity ended its recent slump last week. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications were up 8% over the week prior.  The bump comes after two weeks of declining loan activity and was largely due…

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5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

By Erin Ollila / January 28, 2021
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Just recently, I watched the TV show Dino Dana with my five-year old, and the lead character explains to her sister that in science, there’s no such thing as failure. She says any question or experiment, even if they appear…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Activity Sees Holiday Slump

By Aly Yale / January 7, 2021
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Applications to both purchase a home and refinance one dropped over the holidays. According to the latest survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association, overall mortgage activity fell 4.2% in the last two weeks, despite mortgage rates hovering right around all-time…

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Procrastinating at Work? 5 Tips for Ditching Overwhelm and Getting Back to Work

By Erin Ollila / November 6, 2020
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You’re a great employee. All performance evaluations come back with high marks, and you know that your supervisor appreciates your efforts. But, as good of an employee as you are, you find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle that most…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Thanks to Declining Mortgage Rates, Refis Surge

By Aly Yale / October 8, 2020
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Refinancing activity once again surged, with applications jumping 8% over last week. They’re now 50% higher than this time a year ago and at their highest level since mid-August, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey. Refis accounted for…

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Mortgage Activity Surges as Interest Rates Continue to Fall Amid Economic Uncertainty

By Tara Mastroeni / March 13, 2020
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Mortgage interest rates continue to fall and, in response to the current rate environment, the Mortgage Bankers Association forecasts a dramatic jump in activity. In this week’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the MBA projected that total origination activity is expected…

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