Industry News

Angela Kakos' Team Opens New 1st Securities Mortgage Office in Sterling Heights, MI.

Tom Oslund

Congratulations to Vice President, Angela Kakos, who has opened a new satelite office for 1st Securities Mortgage and her team in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Located at 2456 Metropolitan Pkwy., Sterling Heights, MI 48310


Angela Kakos has been a Senior Loan Originator for 1st Securities Mortgage since 2006. As a Vice President, she leads a...

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Tom Oslund

The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking today at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

“We expect that tax reform will boost GDP growth to 2.6% in 2018, and this added...

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

Tom Oslund

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Even if you are in a...