Pre-Approvals Are Better Than Gold

Pre-Approvals Are Better Than Gold

By, Chad Hauseman If you are in the market for a home purchase and are looking to take advantage of still low mortgage interest rates, a pre-approval is better than gold. While lenders have varying guidelines when it comes to evaluating potential borrowers and their...
Interest Rates are on the Move

Interest Rates are on the Move

By, Chad Hauseman I want to give a quick market update. Last week, we saw the biggest increase in mortgage rates in some time. Almost a quarter-point jump. What does that mean for the state of the market? It’s a competitive market – make sure you’re...
Benefits of Social Media for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

Benefits of Social Media for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

By, Pat Sitkins “Social Media” – you may love it, you may hate it. Regardless of your feelings towards it, it is a necessary marketing strategy for any size business. The numbers don’t lie with regard to usage and ROI. For many, the marketing...
The Professionals You Need in a Real Estate Transaction

The Professionals You Need in a Real Estate Transaction

By, First Down Mortgage Who does what in a real estate transaction? Phillip Greene details the 7 professionals you’ll need to carefully choose – spoiler, we can help connect you with all of them! From Mortgages to Realtors, to Insurance Agents and more,...
Zillow Doesn’t Know You!

Zillow Doesn’t Know You!

By, Chad Hauseman Why Are Home Prices Rising? As we head into the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are looking for new housing. Despite home sales dipping 18% in April 2020, home prices are rising. Between working from home and the nationwide move...
Is this mailer junk or real?

Is this mailer junk or real?

By, Whitney Loggins I want to take a moment just to review some common questions I get about mailers people receive. Sometimes they’re legitimate marketing materials and sometimes they’re materials that could be a scam. So you want to look out for it. Definitely...