The State of the Housing Market in 2019

What will the real estate market do in 2019? Over the past few years, the real estate market has seen record highs, with major cities like New York and San Francisco, and in-demand areas like Southern California seeing top-of-the-market sales prices. The booming market hasn’t been restricted to major metropolitan areas; in fact, smaller cities like […]

Top 10 Tips for Negotiating with Home Sellers

This likely comes as no surprise: The real estate market is strongly favoring home sellers over buyers these days. But time, tide, and home mortgages wait for no one; so if you’re at the stage where you’re making offers on properties, the following ten tips will help you develop a winning negotiation strategy when dealing […]

2018 MBAG Gold and Diamond Award Winners

Atlanta, GA – February 19, 2019 – Northpointe Bank is proud to announce that four of its employees have been named top loan originators for 2018 in Georgia by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBAG). Northpointe Bank’s honorees were: Laura Sosa-Rocha Witte $66,173,954 in loan volume   Mark Milam $55,244,389 in loan volume   Tammy Albright […]

Five Tips for Boosting Your Savings Account in 2019

The bad news: Last year the Federal Reserve Board reported that 40% of Americans didn’t even have $400 set aside for emergencies. The good news: You can do something, today, to help build both your savings and checking account balances and put you firmly into the 60% of prepared Americans. The best news: You don’t have to stop […]

The Top Home Renovations with the Best ROI in 2019

ROI. It’s the three-letter acronym that home buyers and renovators learn PDQ when looking to cash in on their TME (Time, Money, and Energy). Renters interested in buying a home aren’t going to scour the web for home mortgages and agree to a 30-year-loan if they think they’ll end up with a 1,200 square-foot lemon. So, […]