Getting Jumbo and Non-Standard Loans Just Got a Bit Tougher.

Wells Fargo just announced an increase in the required banking and/or investment relationship for jumbo loans from $250,000 to $1,000,000.  Additionally they increased the restrictiveness of some of the loan approval guidelines.  Back in April, Chase made similar moves to their lending rules and requirements.  This trend is not limited to the big banks and …

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Planning for the Rocky Real Estate Market Ahead

Corelogic just released their Home Price Index and Home Price Forecast for May and the news is not great.  I say not great because it could have definitely been worse, but they are forecasting a 6.6% decrease in home prices by May of 2021.  In their press release, Corelogic said that “the anticipated impacts of …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 26.4: Virtual Technologies and the Future of Divorce

With smart phones, computers, TV and video games, technology is always at our fingertips. As our devices gain more and more capabilities, our lives become less chaotic, but what about divorce? Can two people really dissolve a marriage virtually? Join us for an engaging discussion about technology and divorce with Matt Carroll, Divorce Mediator Pro …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 26.3: The Benefits of the Crisis Management Mindset

In spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic taught us that crisis can come quickly and impacts everything. Divorce has the same qualities. However, making it through a divorce does not happen accidentally. It takes a deliberate and solution-driven mindset to successfully emerge from a crisis like divorce.  Join us for an engaging discussion about crisis …

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Opens New Opportunities for Homeowners

There is good news on the lending front.  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has announced that the “waiting period” for a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac post-forbearance loan is dropping from 12 months to 3 months.  This is huge for anyone who entered into …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 26.2: Health and Fitness – The Key to Making It Through Your Divorce

Stress takes a toll on your body, especially when it comes to divorce. Recognized as one of the most stressful events a person can experience, divorce wrecks havoc on your mental and physical health. With that said, anyone going through divorce should create a plan and take measures to prioritize their wellness. Join us for …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 26.1: More than a Transaction – Broader Considerations for Marital Real Estate

During divorce, there is a tendency to look for low cost and simplicity. Although an admirable objective, complexity is extensive in certain areas of divorce, particularly when dealing with the marital home. It requires divorcing couples to move beyond the commoditized and into the specialized. Join us for an engaging discussion with Leslie Glazier, Divorce …

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The Fed and Mortgage Rates – The Big, Undying and Hugely Frustrating Myth

So it is Federal Reserve Meeting time, and with it has come the inevitable questions about mortgage rates.  My phone and in-box fill up with clients asking how the Fed’s decisions will impact their rate and prospective clients reaching out to see if that refinance now makes sense.  As a business person, it is a …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 25.4: Distance Divorce – The Rise of Virtual Tech for Unwinding a Marriage

We do so many things virtually today – why not divorce? After all, if you can get a medical opinion through a computer, a marriage can be dissolved online. What may the future hold for technology and divorce? Join us for an engaging discussion on divorce and technology with Amy Schillinger from Balance Stress Management and Kathryn …

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