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Japan’s incredible Ishikawa prefecture – A Luxury Travel Blog

Fall in love with a hidden gem, a golden part of Japan that’s a rare glimpse at uncompromising beauty and traditions that span centuries. If Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture, on the north-west coast of Honshu Island, isn’t on your travel wish list, it should be. Just a bullet train ride from Tokyo and hugging the coastline [...]read moreJapan’s incredible Ishikawa prefecture – A Luxury Travel Blog

Jonathan Scarpati joins NRMLA board of directors

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) this week announced that Jonathan Scarpati, senior vice president of wholesale production at Finance of America (FOA), has joined its board of directors for the remainder of the 2024 term. Scarpati is a 20-year reverse mortgage industry veteran, having joined Senior Lending Network in 2003 as vice president [...]read moreJonathan Scarpati joins NRMLA board of directors

FOA’s Resch on the evolution of reverse mortgages for financial planning

Chris Clow/RMD: Comparing where we were in 2019 and 2020 when seeking conversations with financial planners, how have they changed? You said they’ve gotten better, but is there any particular way that it has become easier to connect with potential partners? Steve Resch: Well, I think there’s been so much research that has been published [...]read moreFOA’s Resch on the evolution of reverse mortgages for financial planning

East Coast, Midwest cities dominate 2024 best places for veterans to live

The East Coast and Midwest stand out as prime locations for veterans and current military service members, according to the 2024 Best Cities for Veterans to Live list compiled by Veterans United Home Loans.  Tampa emerged as the top metro area for veterans. It was followed by Rochester, Minnesota; Wichita Falls, Texas; Fargo, North Dakota; [...]read moreEast Coast, Midwest cities dominate 2024 best places for veterans to live

Mortgage advisory firms Stratmor Group, Teraverde merge

Mortgage advisory firm Stratmor Group has merged with Teraverde, a mortgage advisory firm and technology solutions provider, in a deal that the companies say will allow them to expand the markets they serve and the depth of services provided. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both firms will operate under the Stratmor brand, [...]read moreMortgage advisory firms Stratmor Group, Teraverde merge

Chase Home Lending increases its closing guarantee

Chase Home Lending, the consumer and commercial banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has raised its closing guarantee from $5,000 to $20,000 until July 27, 2024, the bank announced on Thursday.  The guarantee means that the bank promises an on-time closing on or before the contract closing date, or it will pay the homebuyer $20,000. [...]read moreChase Home Lending increases its closing guarantee

13 Best Lakes in Oklahoma to Live on in 2024

With landmarks like the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the Black Kettle National Grassland, Oklahoma has a vast range of landscapes to explore if you’re living in the state. From prairies and forests to plains and lakes, Oklahoma has plenty of stunning places to call home. And if you’re looking to live the lakeside lifestyle, Oklahoma [...]read more13 Best Lakes in Oklahoma to Live on in 2024

A Beginner’s Guide To Online Teaching Methods

Embracing The Digital Classroom Through Online Teaching Methods These days, things are changing fast in the digital world. Technology has completely transformed the way we learn, with online education becoming a must-have. Traditional classrooms are no longer the only choice, thanks to the flexibility and accessibility of digital learning. But with these new opportunities come [...]read moreA Beginner’s Guide To Online Teaching Methods

10 Best Lakes in Texas to Live on in 2024

With warm springs and summers, blue skies, and sunny days, Texas is a stellar state to enjoy a day out on a lake. Texas is home to countless lakes, with nearly 150 significant lakes and thousands of reservoirs, making it a great area to consider buying a lakefront property in. At Redfin, we’ve gathered a [...]read more10 Best Lakes in Texas to Live on in 2024

5 Fun Facts About Laredo, TX: How Well Do You Know Your City?

As one of the oldest border towns in the United States, Laredo offers a fascinating blend of American and Mexican traditions, making it a destination for visitors and a treasure trove of interesting tidbits for locals. From its origins as a Spanish colonial settlement to its status as a modern-day hub of commerce and culture, [...]read more5 Fun Facts About Laredo, TX: How Well Do You Know Your City?