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Mortgages 2016

Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.

Jill Schlesinger, CBS News

Jill Schlesinger is the emmy nominated business analyst for CBS News, covering financial issues from the board room to the kitchen table. Jill is also the host of the national radio show. ‘Jill on Money,’ heard on some of the best radio stations across America.

Frank Donnelly, Mortgage Bankers’ Association of Washington, DC

Frank Donnelly is a 25-year mortgage industry veteran, a certified financial planner and the past president of the Mortgage Bankers’ Association of Washington, DC. Frank is the branch manager at Everbank, in Fairfax,m Virginia, and is himself, a certified mortgage banker.

Smart Home Technology: Cord Cutting

It’s time for our Smart Home Technology report, and a special cord-cutter edition! And we have a two-part report for you today – looking at which cords people actually cut – and what they do – once they’re gone! Because most people don’t cut all the cords – just one or two.

Kristin Smith, REALTOR®

Kristin Smith is a REALTOR® with Dave Perry Miller and Associates in Dallas, Texas, and a member of NAR’s Young Professionals Network.


Evan Liddiard is the Director of Tax Policy at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Mortgage Checklist – Part 1

We wanted to roll out a step-by-step checklist – about everything you need to know – if you want to get a home loan. We’ll do half now, and half at the end of the next hour. OK?

Let’s start with the triple play. Not internet, TV and phone. The mortgage triple play is about the three most important things you’ll need to get a home loan. Good income. Good credit. And a good amount – of cash. You’ll need all three. And getting all three ready to go might take some time.

That’s why, if you want to be successful when you go for a mortgage – you need to start getting ready months in advance. And that’s where we’ll begin. Say – six months out.

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Keith Gumbinger,

Keith Gumbinger is a national mortgage expert. Keith the is the Vice President of Consumer Mortgage Information for, a major online mortgage resource.

Bob Walters, Quicken Loans

Bob Walters is the Chief Economist and Vice President at Quicken Loans. Quicken Loans, of course, is among the top mortgage lenders in the United States.

Get REALTOR®: Paula Miller

Paula Miller is a REALTOR® and broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Premier Homes, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Paula is the 2016 President of the West Virginia Association of REALTORS®, and has been awarded that’s state’s honor – as Realtor of the Year. Paula was also an NAR regional vice president in 2010.

Chris Birk, Veterans United Home Loans

Chris Birk is Director of Education for Veterans United Home Loans – one of the nation’s leading VA Loan providers. Chris is an award-winning journalist, and author of “The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits.”

Christina Hoffmann, is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.

Mortgage Checklist – Part 2

We’re going to continue now with our ten-step mortgage checklist! The ten things you’ll need to do to be ready to get that home loan.

OK – let’s keep it rolling now – with number six.

This step happens about three months, maybe two – before you want to buy. Ask your Realtor for a list of trusted mortgage lenders. And if you don’t have a REALTOR® yet – better get one, because two months out? You’re getting close.

The REALTOR® will introduce you to lenders they know are trustworthy, and who will do the job. Nothing worse that getting to closing day – and the loan’s not ready. Your REALTOR® can tell who who produces – and who – doesn’t.

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