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Embrace Employee Spotlight: Morgan Alfiero and Victor Alonso

Embrace Employee Spotlight: Tom Trott and Julia McGonagle

By Mary Mack / September 8, 2021
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There’s a lot to love about Embrace Home Loans, but one of our strongest assets has always been our employees. We have teammates who have been with us for 10, 20, even 30+ years. And we’ve also been hiring new…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Stay Flat; Purchase Loan Apps Jump

By Aly Yale / September 2, 2021
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Mortgage rates remained flat this week, sitting at the same 2.87% on 30-year loans seen last week, according to Freddie Mac. Though rates remain well below 3% — and have for months, overall loan applications were down 2.4% for the…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course, But Buyers, Refinancers Charge Ahead

By Aly Yale / August 12, 2021
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Mortgage rates have increased for the first time in six weeks, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac. Now, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage sits at 2.87% — up from last week’s 2.77%. “Following last Friday’s…

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5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

By Tara Mastroeni / March 31, 2021
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Applying for a mortgage is a big step, so you’ll want to go into the process as prepared as possible. We have five helpful tips for things you can do before applying for your home loan. Read them over to…

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5 Tips for Working with International Relocation Clients

5 Tips For Working With International Relocation Clients

By Tara Mastroeni / September 22, 2020
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Like working with clients who are from out of town, working with international relocation clients is a little bit different than working with clients who live right around the corner. These clients have needs and concerns that you should be…

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Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

By Aly Yale / June 1, 2020
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Everyone has a budget when it comes to home decorating. Whether you’re outfitting an entirely empty house or you’re just giving your old one a little makeover, we all have our financial limits. But that doesn’t have to mean dollar…

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20 Ways to Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone in 2020

By Tara Mastroeni / December 31, 2019
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The new year is right around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity to take some steps toward growing your real estate business. With that in mind, here are 20 ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone in…

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9 Emails Real Estate Agents Should Be Sending

By Tim Coutis / October 25, 2019
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In a previous post, Emails Stats You Can Work and Live With, we examined the amount of time we and our customers spend checking, reading, and responding to email. When it comes to email marketing, 60% of those surveyed prefer…

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6 Signs You Need a New Roof

By Tim Coutis / May 23, 2019
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In caring for our homes, we try to keep our eyes on every nook and cranny — but we often forget to look up. Maybe that’s because the roof, even for the experienced homeowner, can be a source of some…

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Mortgage Updates

On-Time Closing Offers from Big Banks Aren’t Always That Special

By Mary Mack / February 22, 2019
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We need to call “fake news.” Keep reading — this has noting to do with politics. Some recent industry headlines read: “Chase Guarantees It Will Close a Mortgage in 21 Days or It’ll Give you $1,000,” or something to that…

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