Top Mortgage Questions and Answers Consumers Need to Know!

Top Mortgage Questions and Answers

Today I’m doing something I don’t normally do, and that is have a “guest blogger” on the website.  There are a lot of consumers out there looking for specific mortgage information when it comes to buying a home or refinancing.  I reached out to my buddy Jay Richardson with MVB Mortgage in Fairfax, VA and had him provide some top mortgage questions and answers that would be the most helpful to the consumer seeking this information.  Jay is very insightful, as he is consistently ranked in the “Top 200 Loan Officers in the USA.” Hopefully, these top mortgage questions and answers are helpful and provide a better understanding of your loan options.

Take it away Jay!!

5 Reasons Why People Can’t Find Your Real Estate Website

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Having a real estate website (that you own) is important, but driving consumer traffic to your site is MORE important. The issue I see with Realtors is that they need help learning how to use their website as the amazing weapon that it can be. One of the keys to making your website effective is to give consumers the ability to find your real estate website…but how?  Avoiding the pitfalls many Realtors make with trying to generate website traffic can be the difference in promoting your value and “brand” to a large audience vs a small one.  My job is to make sure my clients with Stewart Title don’t make these mistakes. What are they? Here are the 5 reasons why people can’t find your real estate website.

Realtor Content Marketing-Blog Interlinking for Better SEO

Realtor Content Marketing StrategyAs I teach classes in Northern Virginia to Realtors who either have a website/blog or are interested in getting one, the same questions arise.  “How do I get more people to see my website/content?” “How do I keep people on my website longer?”  Both are valid questions because the more eyes there are to you, the greater chance of a prospect reaching out to do business or subscribing to your content.  If someone “finds” or lands on your website, the end goal is to keep them there as long as possible.  The longer they stay and see what you have to offer, the more interested they usually become.  Being interested leads to conversion.  When it comes to Realtor content marketing, what’s one of the best ways to make this happen?  It’s called interlinking.”  Linking older or related content to new content within your own website. Here’s what it’s about and how it helps with a Realtor content marketing strategy.

Why it is Important to Buy an Owners Title Insurance Policy

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In many instances when a homebuyer comes to the closing table to sign what seems to be a mountain of paperwork, legally binding them to a property, they don’t always understand the extra $1000-$5000+ for “Title Insurance.”  What many people don’t understand, or sometimes it is not explained that Title Insurance is a 1 time fee that protects homeowners.  There are also different levels of Title Insurance coverage.  You have the “Standard Owners Title Policy” and the “Enhanced Owners Title Policy.”  There are major differences and I will discuss them shortly.  When the new TRID/CFPB regulations go into effect (proposed October 3rd) the new forms replacing the HUD-1 paint a different picture on the Owners Title Policy.  Here is why it is important to buy an Owners Title Insurance policy and how it can protect you as a homeowner.