2018: THE YEAR OF NO REGRETS

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New Year, new you, right? You don’t have to have a resolution or wait for the beginning of a year to take a little time for self-reflection. I’ve got a few stats for you that might help get that ball rolling. Living well website Happify notes that 90 percent of people say they have a […]

LISTEN, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING

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Whether you’re cold calling, making an introduction at a networking event or navigating your first face-to-face meeting, it’s natural to let your inner salesperson take over when speaking with a prospect. Stop right there, though. While it may feel right to commence with our sales pitch, rattling off our qualifications, our offerings and our accolades, […]

STUDY: BOOMERS TEND TO CARRY MORTGAGES INTO RETIREMENT

Boomers hold mortgages longer than previous generations and some study respondents weren’t sure they would ever pay off their mortgages

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Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1965 – were less likely to have their mortgages paid off and own their homes outright than the generation before them. This is according to a recently released Fannie Mae study that compared the Boomer generation and its rate of homeownership and mortgage debt to that of […]

THE POSITIVE POTENTIAL OF TAX REFORM

The new tax reform bill that passed just before the New Year will likely have an impact on many taxpayers and industries.

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Whether that impact will be positive or negative is still debatable. It will also vary person to person and situation to situation. IMPACTFUL REFORM Here are a few ways it may impact the mortgage and housing industries – and how we can use this reform to benefit our clients. State and local mortgage deductions are […]