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Let's Get Pinned!

Let's Get Pinned!

     No ... not that way!  On Pinterest!

     I've been a big fan of Pinterest now for quite a while.  As time and my participation on Pinterest has grown, I've seen very positive results for my business.  Both from a client basis ... and that of Referral Partners.

     Pinterest has definitely contributed to increased visibility online.  But besides the business benefit to Pinterest ... I've just come to enjoy the site.  

     Typically my wife (my marketing assistant) and I "pin" together.  I think doing Pinterest as a team has broadened the scope of what we discover and share there.  We each bring our own eye and interests to the task.  (To find me on Pinterest, just click HERE.)

     If you, as a Real Estate professional or Mortgage Lender have not included Pinterest as part of your marketing plan, I strongly urge you to give it a try.  I think you'll be very happy with the results, have a bit of fun with it, and find some pretty amazing…

How to Make Your First Mortgage Payment

How to Make Your First Mortgage Payment

Inside Mortgage Finance News reported on October 28, 2014 ...

"Total mortgage-related complaints filed by borrowers with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fell again in the third quarter of 2014 – the fifth drop in the last six quarters, according to figures compiled by Inside the CFPB.

     Data contained in the CFPB’s consumer complaint database show that such consumer gripes fell 17.6 percent in the third quarter of the year, and are now down 23.6 percent from the same period in 2013."

It's also been documented via the 2013 CFPB’s Consumer Response Annual Report, that:

"A full 26% of the complaints received that year surrounded the act of making Mortgage Payments ... i.e., loan servicing, making actual monthly payments, and escrow payments."

     It's great that the number of problems and complaints is finally down ... but why is this portion of the process still so frustrating for so many Borrowers?  How co…

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender's "Mortgage, Real Estate, & Credit News!" - October 29, 2014

The year is slipping by fast ...
It's hard to believe that it's almost Halloween, but this Friday, the 31st, all sorts of little witches, goblins, and ghosts will be out roaming and haunting your neighborhood! 
Check out my post,"Tips to Help you Celebrate a Safe, Fun-Filled Halloween and Trick-or-Treating" to keep yourself and your loved-ones safe while out enjoying the holiday fun.
To Help You Stay in the Halloween "Spirit" ...
The Tricks to Getting 10 Times More Referrals From Your Network ...
Whether you’re looking for clients, potential partners or otherwise, referrals are probably the best way to generate leads and meet high-value people. In addition, if you are introduced to someone through a person you trust and respect, their opinion of you will likely be more favorable than if you say met through a cold call, on Twitter or at some random event. Plus, these introductions can open up the floodgates to many more high-quality leads.
Below are five wa…

Appearing Right Now For a Limited Engagement: Low Low Mortgage Interest Rates!

Appearing Right Now For a Limited Engagement:  Low Low Mortgage Interest Rates!

     Did you miss an opportunity to take advantage of the low Mortgage Interest Rates that popped-up over the last few years?

Then NOW is the time to consider taking action.  The Financial Market actions have once again led to another period of slow-but-steady drops in Interest Rates on home loans.  

     If you're a potential Chicago-area Home Buyer ... or an  existing Chicago-area Homeowner ... I strongly recommend that you take the time now to investigate if new financial options are available to you.  Your time will be well-spent doing so. 

     Now before you start any naysaying, I know you've heard and seen a lot of media coverage on this topic.  But please, don't let media coverage or skepticism dictate your actions or keep you on the sidelines this time.  

     Don't let it keep you from, at minimum ... asking me questions or investigating if you can better your financial position via …