“Do you know that humans eat more bananas than monkeys? Think about it, when was the last time you ate a monkey?” Words and terms are important. At this point, any company not having layoffs, reductions in force, or “right-sizing” (such a PC term) makes news, not the organizations actually making cuts and changes. (In K-pop news, even BTS announced a “hiatus” to focus on solo careers after nearly 10 years together.) And lenders aren’t the only ones cutting back. Real estate firms Compass and Redfin (owner of Bay Equity Home Loans) are laying 6-10 percent of their staff off. Meanwhile, originators are working with potential borrowers still on the fence about buying a home grappling with affordability issues. The current STRATMOR blog is titled, “Owning a Home: The Dream is Alive and Well.” Speaking of owning a home, did you know that New York homeowners are required to comply with a “Ghostbusters Ruling” when listing their property for sale? This involves disclosing whether any ghosts inhabit or frequently visit the home. Remember that movie “Sixth Sense”? A red door has been a historic symbol of protection and refuge. However, and here’s your trivia du jour, in Scotland a red door signifies that the home’s owner has paid off the mortgage. (Today’s podcast is available here and this week’s is sponsored by SimpleNexus, an nCino company and award-winning developer of mobile-first technology for the modern mortgage lender. Nexus Closing gives borrowers flexibility and convenience during closing from traditional, to hybrid, to full eClosings.)
Source: Mortgage News Daily