Avoiding the Dream of Homeownership

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are not informed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” Those words of Mark Twain kept coming back to me as I read a couple articles last week touting the concept of avoiding mortgage insurance. One article laid out...

Helping Your Self-Employed Borrowers Dream Big

A recent study by Economic Modeling Specialists Int’l found that since the Great Recession ended in 2009, self-employed jobs have declined by 5%. By contrast, salaried positions grew by 4% during that same time period. It’s a statistic that stood out for me because my...

MGIC Connects

Welcome to MGIC Connects ­— a new method of fulfilling a long-held tradition. For 57 years, we have been proud advocates of the American Dream. Indeed, we were founded on a mission to make it easier for lenders to help people buy homes. As pioneers of the private...