To improve your kitchen, consider adding a nook, redoing the floor or adding an appliance garage. These three projects don’t require much effort, but they can positively impact how you live and, most... »
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The front of your home is the first thing a buyer looks for when considering a purchase. If you don’t plan on selling, that same area will be the first thing you see... »
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Why Work With A Mortgage Team?May 31 2022
Whether you are a Real Estate Agent or a borrower, not having the right mortgage lender could put the kibosh on your deal. If you want the right product mix, lowest
rate and... »
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D&I Chief Featured in Scotsman GuideMay 13 2022
Homebridge’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer, Brian “Woody” White, recently wrote an editorial for Scotsman Guide. In honor of April being Diversity Month, Woody’s article tackles the growing purchase power of people of... »
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Non-Qualified Mortgage: Bank StatementsMay 12 2022
You may have found your dream home, but it might remain a dream without approved financing. Bank statement loans, as the name implies, use bank statements to determine your income. They are a... »
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Home improvement projects can make or break the look and feel of your bedroom and in turn, your entire home. Take a look at the three project ideas below and see how our... »
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Homebridge Is Leading The Mortgage Industry In D&I Transparency
Homebridge has recently launched “Our Community” in an effort to increase transparency in our various D&I activities. This online hub will exist on the Homebridge... »
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As the weather changes, many homeowners are ready to not only get some spring cleaning done but to upgrade their home and make the most of spring this year and every other year.... »
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10 Ways to Make Your Home Energy EfficientMar 29 2022
In honor of Earth Day, consider these 10 ideas for implementing energy-efficient improvements throughout your home. Not only will these strategies benefit the environment by reducing your carbon footprint, but they will help... »
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RENOVATION LOANS: WHAT CAN THEY BE USED FOR?Feb 7 2022
Renovation loans: what can they be used for?
A renovation loan is an excellent option for homeowners who want to change up their living space with a few improvements, whether big or small. It... »
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Ca Homeowners: Increase Wealth And Comfort With An Accessory Dwelling Unit
Recent state laws have made the creation of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) more straightforward than ever before. Homebridge is dedicated to helping... »
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2022 VA LOAN LIMITS HAVE INCREASEDJan 19 2022
2022 VA Loan Limits have increased
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) increased 2022 loan limits for potential VA homebuyers across the country! This means that active and retired military service members and their... »
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More Purchase Power For Homebuyers With New Conforming Loan Limits
New increases on conforming loan limits mean that you can expect to afford more for less when you begin shopping for a home. That’s... »
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How Does a Cash Out Refinance Work?Jan 18 2022
How Does a Cash Out Refinance Work?
Your home is a place of comfort and happiness – but it’s also an investment. In fact, homeownership is one of the primary ways Americans have built... »
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Do You See the Market?Nov 18 2021
Do You See the Market?
Understanding your buyers’ financing preferences can give you a distinct advantage in changing market conditions.
Although the demand for new construction homes is growing, builders are right to spend time... »
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Bob Mirman points out that there have been dramatic pandemic-induced changes in homebuyers’ attitudes during the past 18-months. Homebuyers who were – just last year – incredibly understanding, patient, and forgiving have become... »
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The Mortgage Bankers Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Brings In Homebridge's Brian "Woody" White
We are pleased to announce that our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Brian "Woody" White, has been asked... »
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Homebridge’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory and Support Council
In our continuing efforts to create a more equitable workplace, Homebridge established its Diversity & Inclusion Advisory and Support Council.
This group will have two primary roles.... »
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Housing Affordability Factors: It’s Not Just About Price!
In a previous article, we discussed what we mean when we talk about housing affordability. We saw that affordability is a bit more complex than just... »
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Housing Affordability: What It Really MeansAug 19 2021
Housing Affordability: What It Really Means
In the last few years, the housing market has experienced an extreme surge in growth. Listings have flown off the market faster than buyers can get their hands... »
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Understanding the Wealth and Homeownership Gap
In June of 2021, President Biden gave a speech to address the 100th anniversary of the race massacre at Tulsa – an area that was called "Black Wall Street" due to... »
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Chapman Lending Team at HomeBridge Financial
I'm inviting you to join me in "PROUD to Walk," the inaugural charity event hosted by The Navy Marine Corps P.R.O.U.D. Foundation from May 15 to May 23,... »
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The future of home financing is rooted in technological innovation guided by the expertise of mortgage professionals. As data expert Clara Shih told the Mortgage Bankers Association a few years back, “The industry... »
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Homebridge Financial Services, a leader in the mortgage industry, has been ranked within Mortgage Professional America's Top Mortgage Workplaces list for 2020. This distinction as a top place to work in the industry... »
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We are thrilled to expand our renewed commitment to Diversity and Inclusion through a partnership with Circa, a national workforce development and recruiting company. With a tarnished history of discrimination, the mortgage industry... »
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At Homebridge, we know our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. Under the leadership of our new Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we are inspired to try new... »
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Stories from the FrontlineOct 13 2020
There's no place like home, just ask Mackenzie Holowach.
When the pandemic hit, Holowach was transferred to assist at a COVID testing site and later worked in a New Jersey ICU. Changing clothes before entering... »
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Homebridge Launches Office of Diversity and Inclusion as Part of Commitment to Employees, The Housing Industry, And Customers
Homebridge announced their newest commitments to diversity, inclusion and empowerment for borrowers and employees of the... »
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Top 3 Home Renovations and How to Achieve ThemSep 25 2020
Fall is here and as the leaves change colors you may be asking yourself, what would make my home the one I’ve always dreamed of? Maybe an inground pool, a backyard deck or... »
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