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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Applications Jump as Rates Hit New Lows Again

June 19, 2020
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Mortgage activity increased once again, with mortgage applications rising 8% over the week. Refinancing rose 10%, while purchase loan applications jumped 4%.  Though a 4% jump…

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Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

June 18, 2020
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It’s a good time to improve the house. We’re staying home more than usual, we’re probably a little bored, and improving our homes can sometimes mean…

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Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here's How to Buy Fast Before They Do

Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here’s How to Buy Fast Before They Do

June 17, 2020

As home buying demand starts to pick back up, home prices have started to rise again. As of May 2020, the median national listing price was…

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Why Your Email Signature Is an Important Marketing Tool (and How to Get It Right!)

Why Your Email Signature Is An Important Marketing Tool (and How to Get It Right!)

June 16, 2020
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If you’re still using “Sent from my iPhone” or, even worse, not using an email signature at all, it’s time to step up your game. These…

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8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

June 15, 2020
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Managing a long-distance move is no small feat. However, with a little planning and forethought, it can be done without it feeling overwhelming. To that end,…

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What’s the Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Experience?

What’s the Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Experience?

June 14, 2020

There’s a new-to-you term you’ve been hearing a lot lately — customer experience — but you aren’t quite sure exactly what it is. Sure, you get…

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Things Consumers Want Loan Officers to Know

Things Consumers Want Loan Officers to Know

June 13, 2020

To best serve your clients, you need to know what it is that’s driving them. You want to know what they want from you so you…

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How to Adjust to Working in the Office Again

How to Adjust to Working in the Office Again

June 12, 2020

Your employer just put out a notice to the entire organization: It’s time to return to working in the office. Now that you’re just starting to…

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What Is Loan-to-Value Ratio?

What is Loan-to-Value Ratio?

June 11, 2020

Your loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is one of the many factors a mortgage lender considers when evaluating your loan application. Put simply, it’s a percentage that reflects…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Activity Jumps, as Rates Hold Steady at Record Lows

June 11, 2020
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Both home buying and refinancing demand jumped last week.  According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, total mortgage applications rose 9.3% over the…

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