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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Jump, But Purchase Loan Demand Still Rises

November 18, 2021

Mortgage rates increased this week, hitting 3.10% on the average 30-year loan. That’s up from 2.98% a week prior. Despite the increase, purchase loan activity increased…

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Embrace Employee Spotlight: Morgan Alfiero and Victor Alonso

Embrace Employee Spotlight: Michelle Winiewicz and Tyler Rhea

November 18, 2021

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…

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Working on the House this Year? Consider These 5 High-Value Home Improvement Projects

Working on the House this Year? Consider These 5 High-Value Home Improvement Projects

November 17, 2021
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All home improvements are not created equal.  Some deliver you thousands in resale value and almost a 100% return on your investment, and others? Well, those…

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Foreign Buyers are Speeding for U.S. Real Estate; Here's How Agents Can Prepare

Foreign Buyers are Speeding for U.S. Real Estate; Here’s How Agents Can Prepare

November 15, 2021

With COVID travel bans finally lifted from many countries, wealthy foreign buyers are now flocking to U.S. real estate. Eyeing second homes, vacation properties, and investments,…

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How to Deliver Constructive Feedback at Work

How to Deliver Constructive Feedback at Work

November 12, 2021

Whether you’re a manager or a team player invested in the growth of your colleagues, you’ve likely been asked to deliver constructive feedback at work. How does…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Drop, Sending Applications Upward

November 11, 2021

Mortgage rates fell for the second week in a row this week. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan now clocks…

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Think You Can't Afford to Buy a House? 7 Ways to Put a Home Within Reach

Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a House? 7 Ways to Put a Home Within Reach

November 10, 2021

Affordability is the main concern of most consumers looking to buy a house, according to recent surveys. And with home prices rising over 18% in the…

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7 Instagram Accounts Real Estate Agents Should Follow

7 Instagram Accounts Real Estate Agents Should Follow

November 8, 2021

Instagram can be a great marketing tool for real estate agents. But it can also help you grow your skills and knowledge base, too — as…

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3 Times When Refinancing Doesn't Make Sense (And 3 Times When It Does)

3 Times When Refinancing Doesn’t Make Sense (And 3 Times When It Does)

November 5, 2021

Believe it or not, refinancing is not always a smart financial decision. In order to help you get a better idea of whether or not refinancing…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Fall for First Time in Weeks

November 4, 2021

Mortgage rates dropped this week, with the average rate on 30-year loans hitting 3.09%. That’s down from 3.14% last week, according to Freddie Mac, and the…

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