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1 out of 20 People are Flipping their House

1 out of 20 People are Flipping Their Houses

Home improvement projects benefit you in more ways than one–whether it makes you feel good you replaced the outdated style in your bathroom, upgraded to energy efficient products to save money, or increased the net worth of your proudest...

Top 5 March Madness Upsets of All Time

Steve Manolis, one of Platinum’s Senior Mortgage Consultants and die-hard sports fans, describes his top 5 March Madness upsets of all time. #1. NC State vs Houston (1983) – It’s absolutely astounding when you consider that NC...

#staycation2015

Staycation 2015

It’s Spring Break, and the news feed on your social media is blowing up with posts of your friends on planes or laying on the beach sipping a fruity drink–Jealous because you don’t have big plans?  It probably feels like the entire...

Free Mortgage Payment January 2015 Winner

Steve Just WON his Mortgage Payment!

Platinum is pleased to announce our very first winner of the Free Mortgage Payment contest! With a round of applause and drum roll, please–the January winner is…STEVE H.! When Steve H. picked up the phone this afternoon, he had no...

Houses before Spouses

Houses before Spouses

The Millennial generation is walking a path opposite of that of Baby Boomer parents by purchasing homes before marriage. Single Millennials who want to live in a house are either moving into houses with friends, or purchasing for themselves...

Remember when... 1995 vs. 2005 vs. 2015

Remember when… 1995 vs. 2005 vs. 2015

My 20th year at Platinum is approaching! As I reflect back to my first year in 1995, it is hard to fathom the technological progress we have made over the years. Here it is 2015, and I remember the days when our offices were crammed with metal...

For the Love of Apps: Magicplan

For the love of Apps: MagicPlan

Ready for something BIGGER and BETTER? We all are, but when it comes to a bigger and better home, it can be a hard decision to make. As time goes on, our families grow, our furniture becomes outdated or tattered and stained from wear and tear...

For the love of Apps: Homesnap

Okay, so how many of us are guilty of being glued to our phones? Most of us would raise our hands high, but we can’t help it! Technology has progressed quickly over the years, and it just keeps getting better! How, you ask? We’ve got an app...

Financial Resolution #3: Crazy for Coupons

Unfortunately, the necessities and luxuries of life burn the largest holes in our pockets. Platinum wants to help you save money while purchasing some of these items from the most common companies and stores nationwide—online or in-store...

Searching for Our Rookie of the Year

Take a look at the sales force in today’s mortgage banking industry and you will likely see a trend.  What will you see?  The current talent pool is male dominated with an average age creeping closer and closer to retirement.   Recruiters...

FHA Reduction Rates; A DIP in MIP

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the nation in front of many in Phoenix, Arizona, discussing topics from jobs & the economy to FHA & homeownership overall.  There were a few key points that are really awesome news for...

Happy New Year 2015

Letter from the CEO

For almost a decade, there are people who have experienced feelings of buyers’ remorse since the economy could not support the value of their homes. We applaud the government relief programs put in place, such as HARP, to help people lower...

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