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Favorite Home Features for Today’s Baby Boomer...

By: Equity National   April 7, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Favorite Home Features for Today’s Baby Boomer...

Everyone has ideas for their retirement home. Today’s Baby Boomers (those born post–World War II between the years 1946 and 1964) often have much different retirement ideas than their parents did. While their parents were content with downsizing by possibly buying a condo or moving into a smaller one level home, a lot of Baby Boomers are using their retirement to upgrade or completely change their current living arrangements. A recent surv...

CFPB's latest toolkit gets good response [VIDEO]

By: Equity National   April 6, 2015   No Tags   Title

CFPB's latest toolkit gets good response [VIDEO]

Though the last time the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a guide to help consumers didn’t go well, the agency’s latest toolkit for prospective homeowners has had a much warmer response.  New tool designed to help consumers understand disclosure documents The latest innovation from the CFPB, part of its “Know Before You Owe” initiative, will replace an older guide with a new toolkit designed to assist people thr...

It seems everyone wants better title insurance o...

By: Equity National   April 2, 2015   No Tags   Title

It seems everyone wants better title insurance o...

Title insurance firms have taken a beating in recent years due to the volume of consumer complaints they’ve had to handle, but much of the blame can be placed on lax state regulation – something lawmakers are working to change.  Title insurance firms want regulations to fit their specific industry more properly, consumers want to be treated better during the home buying process and regulators want these businesses to remain compliant ...

Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Success

By: Equity National   March 30, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Success

Emotional intelligence first became popular in the 1995 when Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ made the New York Times best seller list. In his book, Golemen, a psychologist and New York Times science writer, indicates that emotional intelligence could be a key element in achieving success for many people. What is Emotional Intelligence? According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence i...

Millennials unaware of full cost of closing [VID...

By: Equity National   March 30, 2015   No Tags   Title

Millennials unaware of full cost of closing [VID...

Most experts agree that millennials are interested in buying homes. One obstacle that many will face during the process, however, is a lack of knowledge about the extent of closing costs.  The majority of millennials are completely unaware of the extra costs that get tacked onto the price of a home during the closing process, and those who are uninformed could see their deals fall off track due to unexpected costs. It’s not just these y...

8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

By: Equity National   March 23, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

8 Ways to Protect Financial Information

With so many security breaches making the news lately, it can be an extraordinary challenge to maintain a secure financial identity in today’s world. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to help keep your financial information safe. Be sure to share these tips with your clients to assist them with guarding their finances and identify.  Protect all your PINs and passwords. Cover the key pad when entering numbers. Mak...

Making a connection with millennial clients [VID...

By: Equity National   March 17, 2015   No Tags   Title

Making a connection with millennial clients [VID...

The talk of the housing industry is that millennials are finally ready to sweep in, save the day and mark the beginning of the end of the recovery.  While the stage has yet to be properly set for a millennial entrance, research indicates that many people born in 1981 or later are nearly prepared to begin the home buying process, which means that businesses are going to have to make sure they’re ready to relate to the younger g...

Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

By: Equity National   March 16, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips to Make it Eas...

Networking can be extraordinarily useful if you do it regularly. However, many people stay away from networking because it can be awkward or they may not know how to network. Introverts, in particular, often have a hard time easing into networking. Take a look at these 5 tips to make networking easier.  Be Prepared – Have some ice breaker conversation starters in mind to use. Being aware of the latest news and knowing what’s tr...

How to properly use a customer satisfaction surv...

By: Equity National   March 10, 2015   No Tags   Title

How to properly use a customer satisfaction surv...

Surveying your customers shows that you want the best for them, and will also help you improve the quality of your business – but only if it is done right.  Asking consumers what they think of your business will show you what areas you need to improve in, as well as where you’re already doing quite well. Knowing what customers want – as well as showing them you’re interested in what they think – will ultimately provide you with ...

Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

By: Equity National   March 9, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Credit Score vs. Credit Report: What your client...

The terms ‘credit score’ and ‘credit report’ are often used when discussing mortgages with clients. In many cases, they are thought to be one in the same by clients; however there are several differences that should be discussed. Both credit reports and credit scores are used to determine eligibility for a mortgage, but they both have significance in themselves. A credit report is a record of a person’s credit history over the ye...

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