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For most of us, a new year means embarking on journey of self-improvement and dedicating sincere effort to becoming better versions of ourselves. For some, that means making a concerted effort to improve our professional lives by switching employers, jobs or careers. Traditionally, we think of... Keep Reading....
Mortgage rates were on the decline, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending May 18.   The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.02 percent, down from last week when it averaged 4.05 percent. The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.27 percent, down... more
The notion of a home as a money pit was reaffirmed in a new analysis from Zillow and Thumbtack
The notion of a home as a money pit was reaffirmed in a new analysis from Zillow and Thumbtack, which found homeowners spend $15,190 on average in extra or hidden costs associated with selling their property.   According to the companies, more than eight out of 10 home sellers make improvements... more
WFG National Title Insurance has added Susan Silverstein as senior vice president for its agency group
WFG National Title Insurance has added Susan Silverstein as senior vice president for its agency group, where she will focus on the Florida region. In her new position, Silverstein will work to further grow WFG’s base of independent title agents and support the underwriter’s existing agency... more
Franklin American Mortgage Company (FAMC) has announced that it has become a Double Diamond Industry Partner with NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals
Franklin American Mortgage Company (FAMC) has announced that it has become a Double Diamond Industry Partner with NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals. This exclusive status is given to NAMB’s top contributors each year.   “NAMB is the mortgage industry’s premier membership organization,... more