Monthly Archives: December 2017


Jeff Compton’s top 10 mortgage blog posts of 2017.

2017 was an interesting and dynamic year for the mortgage markets, with interest rates staying near historical lows despite movement by the Fed, the return of 1% down and other loans that made it easier to buy, and a surge in equity for homeowners once again. However, there is still work to be done, as […]

10 Fast Facts about Guild Mortgage

1. Guild Mortgage was founded by Martin Gleich in 1960. However, the company was first called “Guardian Mortgage.” 2. Since then, Guild Mortgage has held true to its mission “to provide affordable home financing, unsurpassed service, and a dedicated workforce to meet our customers’ needs.” 3. It’s now one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders, ranked […]

15 Charming, Interesting, and Bizarre Housewarming Traditions

Did you move into a new house recently and your neighbors, friends, and family brought you some food or other token of their congratulations? What about if they showed up with a gift of firewood, pineapples, or frogs? Believe it or not, those have all been housewarming traditions in the past, as the practice has […]

Understanding the important difference between REALTORS and Real Estate Agents

If you’ve bought or sold a home recently, you’ve probably encountered two terms that may be a little confusing. From news to ads to social media, we hear the labels “real estate agent” and “Realtor” used so often that you may think they’re interchangeable. But, in fact, a real estate agent and a REALTOR are […]