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For lenders, the focus must be customer satisfac...

By: Equity National   January 6, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

For lenders, the focus must be customer satisfac...

Transcript How do you go from measuring dollars to measuring happiness? That’s what lenders have to figure out now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made customer satisfaction priority number one. Really, the bureau has taken to measuring dissatisfaction – and unfortunately, it has found a lot. The CFPB has implemented a variety of channels that customers can use to make their voices heard. If someone’s not satis...

Mortgage process confuses first-time home buyers...

By: Equity National   January 5, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Mortgage process confuses first-time home buyers...

When it comes to mortgages, many first-time home buyers can agree on one thing: they’re confusing. A recent study found that 43 percent of people who are new to house hunting are typically confused by the mortgage process. Nearly every step presents challenges to first-time home buyers. The variety of loan options offered aren’t always clear to more than half of those new to the process. Plus, the study found that 44 percen...

More millennials to purchase homes [VIDEO]

By: Equity National   January 2, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

More millennials to purchase homes [VIDEO]

More young adults are getting hired, and that means more of them could soon be buying homes too. In addition to the employment spike among young people, there’s been a miniature baby boom recently as well. A perfect home-buying storm is brewing for the new families of people between 24 and 35 next year. The top driver for home-buying is life – as families come together and babies are born, people will need to purchase houses. ...

Keeping the client involved [VIDEO]

By: Equity National   December 31, 2014   No Tags   Closing

Keeping the client involved [VIDEO]

Transcript Client engagement is essential, and there are a few ways to keep them involved. First off, don't confuse keeping the borrower engaged with client farming. They're different, so make sure that the individual is engaged in the discussion – it will be more interesting than a one-sided pitch. Also, don't hold back on the information. Make it easy for clients to find out everything they need to know, even before they contact y...

Home sales on the rise [VIDEO]

By: Equity National   December 31, 2014   No Tags   Uncategorized

Home sales on the rise [VIDEO]

For the sixth time in seven months, home sales jumped in October. Existing home sales grew 1.5 percent last month. October also marked the first time this year that sales of existing homes rose on an annual basis. The increases have been cited as a sign that the housing market is kicking again, after a jump in mortgage rates last year dragged down existing home sales. Rising mortgage rates were a detriment to home purchases last year as ...

The vital roles title insurance plays in home sa...

By: Equity National   December 2, 2014   No Tags   Title

The vital roles title insurance plays in home sa...

A housing purchase is typically the largest transaction individuals undertake in their lifetimes, due to their substantial size and scale. As there a number of moving parts to every real estate sale, it is important both buyers and sellers take measures to prevent issues that could hamper the deal. One of the best ways to mitigate potential problems in all stages of a home sale is by purchasing title insurance, as it provides numerous benefits...

Experts say title insurance is critical for home...

By: Equity National   December 2, 2014   No Tags   Title

Experts say title insurance is critical for home...

Every year, millions of Americans go through the mortgage process without experiencing a single issue. Unfortunately, though, there are some who do, and the problems they run into could end up being quite costly, depending upon where in the process they arise. For this reason, experts continue to urge consumers to get title insurance, which can potentially save them thousands of dollars. The problem is that many consumers may see this as ...

Can consumers cut closing costs on a refinance?

By: Equity National   November 19, 2014   No Tags   Closing

Can consumers cut closing costs on a refinance?

The home buying process can obviously be an expensive one for consumers to get into, but often once they come out the other side, people are pleased that they took the step. However, when they go to a lender to refinance an existing mortgage, what they might have learned during the previous closing process could go a long way toward saving them a significant amount of money. One of the biggest things consumers might be able to apply in this re...

What should first-time buyers know about closing...

By: Equity National   November 18, 2014   No Tags   Closing

What should first-time buyers know about closing...

The home buying process can be an arduous one even for those who have been through it before, and thus the problems that people can run into when they go through it for the first time can be significant. For this reason, it's important that people who are making their first-ever steps toward purchasing a property should know exactly what's expected of them, and that includes knowing what they're going to have to do when it comes time to close the...

Why should consumers get title insurance?

By: Equity National   November 17, 2014   No Tags   Closing

Why should consumers get title insurance?

For many Americans, the home buying process can seem extremely complicated, often because there's a lot of work to do and it's something they're probably only going to have to do once or twice in their whole lives. For this reason, there's usually a lot of confusion about what kinds of things are and are not necessary for them to do, and that can often include understanding the importance of having title insurance in place. The fact of th...

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