Study: Housing Wealth Increases for Older Americans

Home equity is rising for senior citizens


A report by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) announced that homeowners ages 62 or older saw their home equity increase by a combined 2.4 percent, or $6.42 trillion, in the second quarter of 2017. This is up from $6.27 trillion in the first quarter of the year. The report also notes housing wealth for retirement-aged homeowners was driven by an estimated 2.1 percent (or $162 billion) improvement in senior […]

Lead Intelligently


You’ve heard me talk about lead generation a million times. Through those talks, you know that identifying and acquiring leads is only one part of the process. I was reminded of just how important this is at the recent Sales Mastery conference in San Diego. We all have different skill sets. Some of us are […]

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

The mass tragedy in Las Vegas has left us all reeling, particularly as it had a direct impact on our FAMily with the loss of Victor Link, an Alpine Mortgage Planning advisor in our Seal Beach, Calif., office. Being such a global destination with particularly easy access from Southern California, Utah and Arizona – not […]

The Myth of Self-Control

Self-control: we all have it – and we all have a wonderful talent for making it go away. Whether it’s food, reality TV, social media, exercise, work, a certain sport or sports team, alcohol, email or texting, must of us have a penchant for overdoing something that would be considered positive, fun or helpful to […]

3 Ways to Cope with Disaster

Bad things will always happen, but our reaction determines our immediate state of mind


We use coping mechanisms every day to keep our lives in balance. They let our brains know it’s okay to focus on non-life-threatening tasks, and tell our hearts they can remain open to the world at hand. That there is no danger present. That fear has not taken up residence here. But what happens when […]