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Fairway Mortgage Ranked #1 in the U.S. for Borrower Satisfaction Among Mortgage Origination Companies by J.D. Power

By NAIFA-Texas on 12/29/23 1:25 PM

This Article is Brought to you by NAIFA-Texas Sponsor, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - The Michael Inkman Team

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, America’s #2 retail mortgage lender overall, was today named #1 for customer satisfaction among mortgage origination companies in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Study. This list is entirely based on client feedback collected by the independent research firm.

“At Fairway we continually talk about the primary need for speed, and the importance of smooth and timely closings.  Borrowers want things to happen ASAP and without any hitches, and we have built our borrowing experience with that in mind,” said Steve Jacobson, the CEO and Founder of Fairway Mortgage. “We have systems in place that prioritize our customers, and we believe this award recognizes that effort.”

“At Fairway we continually talk about the primary need for speed, and the importance of smooth and timely closings. Borrowers want things to happen ASAP and without any hitches, and we have built our borrowing experience with that in mind,” said Steve Jacobson, the CEO and Founder of Fairway Mortgage. “We have systems in place that prioritize our customers, and we believe this award recognizes that effort.”

Integral to Fairway being named the Highest Ranked Mortgage Originator for Customer Satisfaction is Fairway’s track record in delivering dependable closings.  Fairway created a Closing 911 email group where loan officers can reach out to a team of closing experts about any problem or hiccup that pops up at the closing table, no matter who caused the issue.

Fairway also places high priority on serving borrowers who benefit from government loans that offer low down payment or no down payment options.  Fairway is America’s top USDA Loan originator in volume and units, the #5 VA Loan lender in volume and units, and the #1 FHA Loan originator in purchase volume.

 
Topics: #NAIFAProud Sponsor Fairway
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Enhancing Financial Resilience: Leveraging Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Loans To Safeguard Retirement Portfolios

By NAIFA-Texas on 12/18/23 1:16 PM

This Article is Brought to you by NAIFA-Texas Sponsor, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - The Michael Inkman Team

As a professional who works with senior citizens, you understand the challenge of securing a comfortable retirement for people 62 and older. In any economic climate, building a financial cushion is crucial for retirees to protect their portfolios and maintain their quality of life, and is even more critical and challenging to achieve in times of economic uncertainty.

In this article, we’ll explore how recent economic fluctuations have affected the retirement assets of millions of senior Americans and show how the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) can be an effective tool for insulating retirement portfolios, improving overall quality of life in retirement and helping retirees afford their dream home.*

Topics: #NAIFAProud Sponsor Fairway
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How Life Settlements Are an Undervalued Tool for Seniors

By NAIFA-Texas on 11/15/23 9:19 AM

This Article is Brought to you by NAIFA-Texas Emerald Sponsor, Abacus Life Settlements

 

In a world that's constantly evolving, it's essential for seniors to explore every financial avenue available to secure their future. The golden years should be filled with relaxation, peace of mind, and the freedom to live life on your own terms. However, achieving this level of financial comfort can be challenging, especially with the rising costs of healthcare, long-term care, and everyday living expenses. This is where Abacus Life steps in as your trusted partner, guiding you toward a lesser-known yet invaluable financial solution – life settlements.

Understanding the Opportunity

Abacus Life, a leading buyer of life insurance policies and a vertically integrated alternative asset manager specializing in specialty insurance products, believes in making the often-overlooked life settlement an accessible and transparent option for seniors. But what exactly is a life settlement, and why is it such an undervalued tool?

Life settlements are a financial strategy that allows policyholders to sell their life insurance policies in exchange for a lump sum cash payment. These policies are typically considered personal property, and just like any other asset, they can be liquidated to provide seniors with the financial means to enjoy their retirement to the fullest.

The Hidden Benefits

Financial Flexibility: Life settlements grant you the flexibility to decide how best to use the funds. Whether it's funding your medical care, covering long-term care expenses, paying for that dream vacation, or pursuing a new business venture, the choice is entirely yours.

Adapting to Life Changes: As life unfolds, your needs and circumstances may change. You may find that you no longer need the life insurance policy, or perhaps your beneficiaries no longer require the policy benefits. Life settlements provide the opportunity to adapt to these changes and maximize the value of your policy.

Affordability: Rising premiums or unexpected financial challenges can make it difficult to maintain your life insurance policy. Rather than surrendering it and losing your premium investments, a life settlement can provide a cash amount significantly higher than the policy's surrender value.

Investment Opportunities: Life settlements empower you to recapture the equity you've invested in your policy. This equity can then be used to explore new financial opportunities, such as investing in a business, purchasing a home, settling debts, or acquiring an income-generating annuity.

Abacus Life's Commitment

Abacus Life is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the most from your policy and that your entire experience is seamless. With over $4.6 billion in face value of policies purchased, Abacus has been a reliable partner for thousands of clients looking to maximize the value of their life insurance. With an experienced leadership team averaging 20+ years in the industry, Abacus brings innovation and expertise to the life settlements space.

As part of Abacus's commitment to transparency and client empowerment, they have introduced the Abacus Marketplace, a leading policy valuation and management platform. This platform provides real-time updates, easy case file management, direct communication with your Abacus representative, transparent pricing data, and E-sign capabilities. It's a one-stop destination for all your life settlement needs.

Life settlements are an undervalued financial tool that can provide seniors with the means to enjoy their retirement to the fullest. The flexibility, adaptability, and financial opportunities they offer make them an excellent choice for those seeking a brighter and more secure future. Abacus Life, is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you make an informed decision that aligns with your unique financial goals and circumstances. So, why let your life insurance policy sit in the shadows when you can turn it into a valuable asset that supports your dreams and aspirations in your golden years?

Find out if you qualify to sell your life insurance policy by using our simple online calculator or speaking with a settlement specialist at 1-800-561-4148. We are eager to assist you in making the most of your life insurance policy.

Topics: #NAIFAProud Sponsor Abacus Life Emerald Sponsor
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NAIFA-Texas Sponsors, Capital Strategies & Mass Mutual form Brokerage Team

By NAIFA-Texas on 8/4/23 10:20 AM

This Article is Brought to you by NAIFA-Texas Sponsors, CAPITAL STRATEGIES and MASS MUTUAL BROKERAGE

As an insurance agent/financial adviser you are responsible for many things and must do a lot of research for your recommendations. The insurance world has products and specifications and to keep up with all of them can be daunting. You need trusted sources that you can rely on to help guide you through your insurance solutions and recommendations.

Partnering with a Brokerage Director at Mass Mutual can help you with:

  • Advanced Planning Strategies
  • Whole Life
  • Term
  • Disability
  • Fixed Annuity

 

And provide solutions for you and your clients insurance needs.

Please contact Rodney G. Mogen at 512-680-6851 or rmogen@massmutualbrokerage.com to learn more.

In addition you can contact other brokerage directors from Capital Strategies Todd Wilson toddwilson@massmutualbrokerage.com or Scott Wooley swoolley@csomtx.com

 

 

 

Topics: #NAIFAProud Mass Mutual Sponsor Capital Strategies

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