January 31, 2023
2022 Recap & Looking Ahead
Thanks to our clients and partners for making 2022 a great year! Over the past three years, Method Mortgage has been able to help over 2,000 clients with their mortgage needs. This has allowed us to support our Community Referral Program by partnering with local charities during that time. We have hired additional staff to support those efforts and help foster future growth. In fact, as of this email, we now are a company of 19 members all focused on helping our clients find The Smartest Way Home.
Buying a Home in 2023?
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023? This year, experts agree we will see the return of greater stability and predictability in the housing market if inflation continues to ease and mortgage rates stabilize. Click HERE to download a copy of our complimentary Home Buyer Guide and then contact any of our loan officers with any questions or to get pre-approved.
Community Referral Program
We are proud to have the opportunity to support our local communities, charities, schools & nonprofit organizations. In the Spring of 2020, we started the Community Referral Program. Thanks to your referrals during the 4th quarter of 2022, we were able to give $1,375 to The Auburn Eagles Foundation, a private non-profit that raises funds for EAGLES-program student scholarships. The EAGLES program is Auburn University’s program for students with intellectual disabilities, which allows them to earn a college degree and prepare for life beyond education. We were pleased to welcome Katie Prather Basden, Co-Founder of the EAGLES Foundation, at our January sales meeting via Zoom to hear her personal story and to virtually present our donation. Those interested in learning more about the program or supporting The Eagles Foundation can visit and donate on their website: www.theeaglesfoundation.org
For the 1st quarter of 2023, we are looking forward to helping the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB thanks to your referrals, business, and support. For more on our Community Referral Program, read more on our blog by clicking here.
Method Mortgage Adds Another Loan Officer!
Tali McMahon is our latest loan officer! You probably already know Tali, because she joined Method Mortgage in 2018 as a Lending Assistant where she gained experience in every area of the mortgage process. She is now an officially licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in the State of Alabama. After working on over 450 loans during her time at Method Mortgage, she is exceptionally knowledgeable and is ready and excited to help you and your clients.
Tali is a graduate of the University of Montevallo where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and received a minor in Public Relations. After graduating from college, she worked for several years in non-profits focusing on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She currently lives in Bluff Park with her husband, Billy, and their two children. In her spare time, she is involved in a neighborhood book club and neighborhood running club. She enjoys live music, trying new restaurants, and hiking with the family. We are thrilled for this next step in Tali’s career!
Community Leadership Positions
Congratulations to Lizzie Bonhaus on her appointment to the Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Junior Board. We are proud of Lizzie and the next generation of community leaders!
We want to congratulate Jeff Henderson on his election to the Alabama Mortgage Professionals Association (AMPA) Board, where he will serve as a “Director at Large”. Thank you to those who took the time to vote!
We advise anyone looking to buy a home to stay in touch with us, as we’re actively keeping track of the current market conditions. We can be your biggest asset when figuring out your home buying budget. We’re here to guide you to The Smartest Way Home!