Tag Archives: homeownership

How to Detect and Avoid Phishing Emails

Phishing e-mails, constituting one of the most common ways of cyber fraud, have been at the forefront of the concerns of security professionals for several years, for instigating ransomware infections….

Scammers are Using Wire Fraud to Divert Your Mortgage Closing Costs

One of life’s most memorable and important moments can be the closing of a home mortgage. This is the final stage of a very lengthy – and sometimes stressful –…

What We’ve Learned From the Coronavirus Pandemic

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the mortgage industry (in fact, the world!) would be a huge understatement. Lending hasn’t been business as usual for some time. Even…

Protect Your Email Account with 2-step Verification

Adding 2-step verification as a security feature is essential to prevent your email account from being compromised.  Most email cyber-attacks happen because a cyber-criminal has access to your email account. …

Steps to Avoid Mortgage Wire Fraud

Take precautions early in the mortgage process that might help you avoid becoming a victim of mortgage wire fraud. Here are six steps to follow: Gather names and numbers from…

Happy Financial Literacy Month!

April is Financial Literacy Month — an idea so important, Congress designated an entire month to engaging Americans on ways to maintain healthy financial habits. A time to get your…

2021 – A Good Year to Buy a Home

Don’t forget to watch Pat’s interview below or click here. Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for homebuyers this year. …

7 Reasons to Consider a Cash-Out Refinance

If you’ve got substantial equity in your home and need cash for home improvements, debt consolidation or unexpected expenses, a cash-out refinance may be the way to pay for it….

Special Financing Options for Veterans

Did you know that there are almost 20 million military veterans living in the U.S. today and 1.3 million serving on active duty both here in the U.S. and at…