Update software. The latest computer, smartphone and apps software is the most secure. Update now and choose ‘Update Automatically’ in Settings. Update your WiFi router on its app or Web setup page.
Strengthen passwords. Make them... »
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Five Things Not to Store in Your GarageSep 27 2016
For many of us the garage is a catchall for stuff that refuses to fit neatly inside our houses. The problem is most garages are neither climate controlled nor dust- or pest-free. Here... »
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WOOP Your Goals Into SuccessSep 20 2016
Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, psychologist, researcher and author of the book "Rethinking Positive Thinking," says we've been inundated with advice to think positively or visualize success. While visualizing the achievement of our goals may feel good, those... »
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Reclaim the Hours in Your DaySep 6 2016
The average workweek in the U.S. is almost eight hours longer than those in the rest of the world. One Harvard Business School study showed 94 percent of subjects worked over 50 hours per week, and of... »
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5 Memory Boosters to Learn More in Less TimeAug 25 2016
Here’s how to quickly commit new things to memory.
Take a break. To retain something, you have to pay attention and be deeply engaged, but after awhile, the mind wanders. Take a break every 30-60... »
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Choose one of these and you’ll have it made in the shade.
Patio umbrella. Mount in a stand or buy one with table and chairs.
Fabric canopy. Anchor the poles of a free-standing canopy to deck railings.
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3 Big Brand Marketing Tips Anyone Can UseJun 27 2016
Big brands offer us more than a product (or service). It’s something intangible—from the lifestyle image of Coca-Cola to the creative aura of Apple products; from the timeless luxury of Louis Vuitton, to... »
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12 Life Hacks for Social SuccessJun 9 2016
Be confident. People like confident (not cocky!) people.
Fake it till you make it. Not confident? Believe you are and eventually you will be.
Stay relaxed meeting new people. Nervous? Imagine you already know them.
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5 Tactics for Effective Prospect Follow UpMay 26 2016
How we get prospects has changed, but how we follow up has not. It’s easier to close someone you know, a “prospect,” than a stranger, a “lead.” You turn leads into prospects by... »
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Do you read industry publications?May 18 2016
It really surprises me how few people read publications that are focused on the industry they are in. By not reading industry publications, you're really being left out of the loop. It's like... »
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Dreaming Up Ways to Meet Our GoalsApr 19 2016
"Results aren't the criteria for success - it's the effort made for achievement that's important.” This may be my favorite quote by John Wooden, and it comes from Mortar Quality 5 of Coach... »
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Six Myths and Facts About Reverse MortgagesApr 8 2016
For many home owners, hearing the term “reverse mortgage” causes a chill to run down their spine. In reality, these loans have some real benefits for home owners and unfortunately, have the victim of bad... »
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4 Keys to Old-Fashioned Customer CareMar 14 2016
Today, it’s often called customer service, but the big idea is customer care. In times gone by when local merchants greeted customers by name and doctors made house calls, caring for customers wasn’t... »
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The FBI reports there’s a burglary in the U.S. every 16 seconds. Ignore the myths and follow these tips on protecting your home.
Myth: We’re in a safe neighborhood. Fact: Some neighborhoods are safer than... »
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Twenty-four HomeBridge Mortgage Loan Originators were recently recognized as the best of the best by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Each year, Mortgage Executive Magazine complies a comprehensive list of the nation's top Mortgage Loan Originators... »
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Here are some Windows apps, which you won’t launch every day, but are incredibly helpful to have.
Speccy. This program scans your PC and tells you all the specs—model numbers, fan speeds, how much RAM... »
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he Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land Teams) are the principal special operations force of the United States Navy. These elite warriors are famed for pushing their physical limits—from dropping out of helicopters... »
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Six Ways to Block Distractions at WorkDec 2 2015
The more productive you are at work, the more time you’ll have to pursue personal interests and take care of your other responsibilities. Nothing cuts into productivity like on-the-job distractions. Here's how to... »
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7 Decorating Tips to Boost Your MoodNov 11 2015
Studies show that surroundings do influence your mood. A nicely decorated room is instantly uplifting, while a dreary one bums you out. If you’re afraid changing your décor costs a lot, the experts... »
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October Power Tools NewsletterOct 19 2015
Adding a blog to your website can boost your search engine ranking and attract visitors. Guest blogging and social posts can get you even more traffic, but you still need great topics to... »
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Do you know how TRID will impact you?Sep 14 2015
Attention business partners! TRID implementation is coming soon. Are you prepared?
Register now for our sixth and final webinar on the Integrated Disclosure Rule.
Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST
Topic: TILA-RESPA Integrated... »
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FREE Webinar for Business PartnersAug 13 2015
Are you aware of the upcoming FHA underwriting and eligibility changes and how they impact your clients? Join our FREE webinar to learn more!
Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST
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Scotsman Guide released its third-annual rankings of the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage lenders, and HomeBridge finished #9. Thank you to all of our customers and business partners!
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HomeBridge Named Nation’s 10th Largest LenderMar 23 2015
Mortgage Executive Magazine recently released it's 2014 list of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. With more than $6.3 billion it home loan fundings last year, HomeBridge proudly ranked as the nation's 10th... »
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HomeBridge Launches Educational Campaign on TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule ImplementationMar 17 2015
HomeBridge is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive webinar series and online knowledge center to help industry professionals prepare for the major changes that will occur once the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule... »
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