Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgage Bankers Association

Keith and Courtney Williams are first time homeowners who recently got a mortgage for their home with Mortgage Bankers Association. They explain to Designing Spaces how their experience with their lender was extremely positive. The loan officer communicated with the couple regularly, and they were able to close 30 days after putting in their offer for their home. Additionally, President and CEO of Mortgage Bankers Association, David Stevens, gives tips on how to make the process of buying a home easier. He recommends preparing documents that can verify income, assets, and credit history. The Mortgage Bankers Association works with thousands

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Choosing The Right Roofing Contractor

Choosing The Right Roofing Contractor

Bill Mabry from Owens Corning Roofing tells Designing Spaces why finding a contractor for roof repairs and installations is so important. He states that even the best roof will not work effectively if it is not installed properly. Homeowners should take their time in selecting and getting to know the contractors they’re considering for their roofing job. Bill lists standards that homeowners should abide by when selecting a contractor. He states that the homeowners should make sure the roofing contractor has all necessary state licenses and accreditations, references and a good work history, is insured, and can explain all of

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Hot Tubs for Home Use

Hot Tubs for Home Use

A hot tub in the backyard is more than an investment in your home and family. It’s also an investment in your health. Designing Spaces meets with Richard Gottwald, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.  He describes how hot tubs can relieve aches and pains such as back pain, knee pain, high blood pressure, and can also help with diabetes. Maurizio Vozza, President and CEO of Nordic Hot Tubs, defines hydrotherapy and its benefits. Nordic Hot Tubs use the Dual Therapy System (DTS) to combine variable water jets with whirlpool therapy to

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Designing Spaces: Think Green

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On today’s episode, we learn about the importance of thinking green in terms of energy consumption, an alternative to conventional plastics, and saving money through energy-efficient and environmentally friendly options. Vivntsolar shows the installation process for rooftop solar panels and the decreased cost in utilities through the use of green solar energy. Steven Kim, from EcoZenith, talks about a non-toxic biodegradable alternative to conventional plastics called PBC (Poly Bio Ceramic). This high performance polymer will help reduce ocean pollution and toxic emissions of Dioxins caused by conventional plastics throughout the planet. Representatives from Goodman Manufacturing show methods for thinking green

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Eco Zenith Provides an Alternative to Plastic

Eco Zenith Provides an Alternative to Plastic

Debi Marie speaks to Steven Kim, the Vice President and CFO of EcoZenith USA, about a new alternative to conventional plastic. Steven begins by explaining the current environmental issues surrounding conventional plastic such as ocean pollution, the emissions of Dioxins during manufacturing and incineration, and plastic’s 1,000 year decomposition rate. However, EcoZenith USA has created an alternative to plastic called PBC (Poly Bio Ceramic). PBC is a high performance polymer made from Calcium Carbonate, a mineral that makes up 4% of the Earth’s crust. The abundance of this raw material makes PBC strong competition for conventional plastic because PBC is

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Going Green with Solar Power in Your Home

Going Green with Solar Power in Your Home

Blake and Millie talk about the benefits of solar power home installation. They go up on the roof to show how solar modules are installed, and they speak with an electrician to find out how solar panel installation leads to saving money. The direct current from the sun comes down into the solar panels and is then transferred from the roof into the inverter. The inverter converts the direct current into alternating current, and the alternating current feeds the house panel. This allows the homeowner to use less utilities and save more money. Visit vivintsolar.com to learn more about installing

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Federal Housing Administration Veteran’s Programs

Federal Housing Administration Veteran's Programs

Kim Dybvad, a Home Loan Officer from PrimeLending, defines two types of loans: Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, and Veteran’s Administration (VA) loans. She talks about the role mortgage insurance plays in FHA mortgages and the benefits for First Time Home Buyers. She also discusses benefits, down payment requirements, and federally insured programs for veterans. PrimeLending is a mortgage-only expert, focusing solely on home loans. PrimeLending offers borrowers personalized guidance and provides timely communication and loan status updates. At PrimeLending you get step-by-step guidance from your loan officer with an honest approach to home financing. You can learn more at

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