Paramount Mortgage - Lender's Blog

Some Motivational Thoughts During the “Slow Times”

By Don Menendez, Paramount Mortgage Production Manager

Thank A Veteran!

Veterans Day is less than a week away, on Monday, November 11, 2013. Since the holiday falls on a Monday, many are looking forward to a three-day weekend. However, it is important to remember that Veterans Day is more than just a day off from work or school or a day to look for sales. It is a holiday near and dear to the heart of this country.

“But My Credit is Great”…

By Don Menendez, Paramount Mortgage Production Manager

In my mortgage career of twenty-five years, yes, I have heard the above line a few times. I have seen where a client has never had a late pay but their scores do not reflect a good credit risk.  I have seen clients have very good scores with either late pays reflected or extreme use of credit.  How can this be?

Happy Halloween

​Very soon, goblins and ghosts will be knocking at your door, along with superheroes, princesses, and animals galore! Yes, Halloween is here, and we’ve got some tips and tricks that will keep your night full of treats.

Tips: Safety first! Whether you’re a homeowner, driver, or trick-or-treater, the risks of Halloween can seem a bit scary. However, there is no need to fear, as long as you keep some safety rules in mind.

Having a Poor Memory… It Can Be a Good Thing!

By Don Menendez, Paramount Mortgage Production Manager

We need to have faith and a belief in what we are doing. What I try and do is study why people have a good self-image. You cannot be a parent, a manager, a leader, a teacher, a coach or a sales person and be effective if you don’t have a good self-image.

Planning for the Holidays - Part 2

In a recent blog, we explored how to get started planning your holiday list. In case you missed it, you can read it here. We will assume that at this point you have made your list, checked it twice, made the necessary adjustments, and have begun looking for deals. Now that there are 63 days left until Christmas (gasp!), we have a few more tips for you.

No Time Like the Present to Make a Business Plan for 2014

By Don Menendez, Paramount Mortgage Production Manager

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now” – Alan Lakein.

Our Employee of the Month and the Alzheimer's Association

Our Employee of the Month is Michelle Keller, from our closing department. Click the link to find out more about Michelle and her charity of choice: the Alzheimer's Association.

Mortgage Applications on the Rise; Even with Shutdown

By Don Menendez, Paramount Mortgage Production Manager

As a result of the federal government shutdown and declining consumer confidence, fixed mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac reports ending at their lowest averages in nearly four months.

Applications for U.S. home loans rose in the latest week as demand for refinancing outpaced purchases, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

Planning for the Holidays - Part 1

We have something important to tell you, but you’d probably better sit down first. Ready? Here’s the news: There are only 77 days until Christmas!