Our Blog

Blog

Equity National Title is a company that's dedicated not only to awesome experiences and community involvement, but to education as well. We maintain this blog so that we can be a valuable resource to homeowners, lenders and realtors. 

 

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...

MBA: Housing market has 'shifted into high gear'...

By: Equity National   July 28, 2015   No Tags   Closing

MBA: Housing market has 'shifted into high gear'...

The Mortgage Bankers Association has significantly hiked up its mortgage forecasts for this year after a strong spring buying season.  In 2014, total originations reached $1.12 trillion, according to a press release on the increased projections. The trade group estimates that figure will jump 23 percent to $1.35 trillion in 2015 and then likely fall to $1.26 trillion in 2016. Previously, the forecast for 2015 had been a 14 perce...

Most complaints to CFPB about mortgages

By: Equity National   July 27, 2015   No Tags   Closing

Most complaints to CFPB about mortgages

A recent report indicates that the biggest financial problem people have these days is paying off their mortgages.  The California Public Interest Research Group — Education Fund, after studying the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's public complaint database, found that the most common sort of issue within the archive was mortgage complaints. The agency began accepting complaints in July 2011, and started hearing mortgage...

Millions of borrowers can save through refinanci...

By: Equity National   July 20, 2015   No Tags   Closing

Millions of borrowers can save through refinanci...

Around 6.5 million mortgage borrowers are eligible for, and could benefit from, refinancing options for their home loans.  Black Knight Financial Services’ “Mortgage Monitor Report” found that substantial savings wait for borrowers who alter their home loans through refinancing options. The financial services firm took a look at 30-year mortgages as well as current underwriting criteria to determine how many people wo...

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 ...

What do home-buyers complain about the most?

By: Equity National   June 24, 2015   No Tags   Closing

What do home-buyers complain about the most?

It isn’t uncommon for people to run into problems during the home-buying process. It can certainly get confusing, and some lenders simply don’t provide the sort of assistance necessary for people to go from mortgage application to closing without a hitch. The first step to eliminating these issues for borrowers, is to understand what they are.   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau broke down complaints it received in 20...

Pages