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Question of the Day

By: Equity National   January 14, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Question of the Day

Presidents customarily use a word or two to describe what he thinks is the state of the union in his annual State of the Union addresses. This Tuesday, President Obama described it as "strong".  And it got us thinking of what word or two would best  summarize what we think is the state of our industry.  We’ve listed a few and want to see what you think.   Which one best captures the state of our industry?  ...
Equity Inspiration

By: Equity National   November 18, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration

“Gratitude is seeing the world through a lens of everything that is good and truly appreciating everything around you.  It also gives you a different way to view the negative situations in your life.  You can choose to dwell on them and be miserable, or you can change your perspective and appreciate being given the opportunity and the chance to grow from it.  Choose to be grateful every day!”      Toda...
Equity Question of the Day

By: Equity National   November 6, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Question of the Day

A few years ago, our teams assembled Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Each team included personalized notes about some of the traditions they observed with their families and a way for the local families to enjoy them. It was a way to more personally connect to the families we were supporting. Some of the traditions were related to meal items, such as special pies or stuffing. And others spoke about games they played while gathere...
Equity Inspiration

By: Equity National   November 3, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration

Finishing! We are baseball fans here and found inspiration in how the World Series Champions Kansas City Royals finished. Eight times they came back to win games! Six times they overcame deficits of 2 runs or more! They scored 41 runs in the eighth inning or later, compared to no more than 5 from all their opponents combined! They were one out away from losing Game 5 and staged their comeback. One of the New York Mets shared this...
Small Changes Can Change Everything

By: Equity National   October 6, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Small Changes Can Change Everything

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our blog. Through it, we’re celebrating the roll out of our new website and we hope you will like it as much as we do! Our new mobile friendly design makes us accessible to lenders, realtors and homeowners from anywhere at any time. It's easier than ever to learn about us by navigating through an intuitive and user-friendly site. We've put a lot of thought into your experience as a user and we understan...
5 Tips for Building a Motivated Team at Work

By: Equity National   June 29, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

5 Tips for Building a Motivated Team at Work

No matter what business you are in, there will be times at work when you feel like your energy and focus has been depleted. The motivation to keep your team going can sometimes feel like a job in itself. However, staying motivated can help your team reach its goals much more successfully. Here are 5 tips to help build motivation in your team at work. Clarify and maintain roles- Knowing exactly what is expected of each individual member ...
Trends in multigenerational homes

By: Equity National   June 23, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Trends in multigenerational homes

More and more these days, families are deciding that having their older parents or other relatives move in with them is a practical alternative to retirement housing or having their older relatives live on their own. It is becoming common to see multigenerational homes popping up everywhere. And these homes are much more than just a small section of a home being repurposed. Some homes have full in-law apartment sections that include all the a...
What is NOT included in credit reports?

By: Equity National   June 16, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

What is NOT included in credit reports?

Credit reports are valuable tools used by lenders to determine whether or not a prospective client can be given a loan. As real estate and mortgage professionals, you are well aware that clients often have questions about what is included on credit reports. Just as it’s important for clients to know what is included in a credit report, it’s also important for them to be aware of what is NOT included in a credit report. Take a look at s...
Setting the Budget for Your Kitchen Remodel

By: Equity National   June 9, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Setting the Budget for Your Kitchen Remodel

You have your new kitchen planned out in your head, you know what color scheme you want, and you have a contractor lined up to take the next step. However, before you pick up the phone to schedule that contractor, you will want to add another line on your to-do list: Setting up your kitchen remodel budget. Even if you are working with a small kitchen design, you can easily end up spending more than you anticipated if you are not careful. S...
Bankruptcy not an option for canceling second mo...

By: Equity National   June 4, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Bankruptcy not an option for canceling second mo...

On Monday, June 1 the Supreme Court ruled that homeowners who file for bankruptcy will not be able to cancel their second mortgages if they owe more on the loans than their houses are worth.  Bankruptcy no longer an option for stripping second mortgages The case, Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, pitted a homeowner who argued that because the second mortgage is paid off after the first, it is essentially useless, against the loan provid...

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