Five things lenders should do to target millennials

first_imgby: Kelly BoothThere is a lot of excitement about this year’s housing market – and for good reason. Low rates, rising home values, lower down payment requirements and an improving economy have created a great climate for first-time home buyers – especially the millennials, who many are counting on to help resuscitate the housing market.But, the millennial generation isn’t like previous generations. To successfully target this group, lenders need to change things up because what worked for other generations may not work so well for this one. What follows is a short list of where to start:1. Get WiredLast year’s Fannie Mae report “Technology Use in Mortgage Shopping” found that among borrowers who got a mortgage during the previous three years, more than half looked for their lender on the Internet, and nearly half (46%) got their quotes online. It’s a given that millennial home buyers are shopping online at much higher rates. So if lenders are not spending part of their time looking for business online, they are putting their future at risk. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Darius Boyd’s dream home hits national top five

first_imgBroncos captain Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla in the kitchen of their dream home. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd’s multimillion-dollar designer home is now one of the top five most viewed properties in the country, new data shows. The dream home built in one of the city’s most sought after millionaire suburbs, Hendra, by Boyd and his social media influencer wife Kayla — is part of a bigger plan by the couple to throw themselves into more property development work. The backyard includes a pool, a large entertainment deck with outdoor kitchen and access to the media room. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Kayla Boyd has taken particular interest in the finishing touches at the home.Every detail of the property was overseen by the Boyds who’ve lived in the home for about a year before renovating on the Gold Coast in November. “The sale doesn’t include the furniture,” the agent confirmed.Located at Harding Street, Hendra, the property was designed by multi-award winning firm Base architecture and built by Graya Construction which is owned and run by Brisbane brothers Rob and Andrew Gray. Riding the Brisbane growth surge Great spot to kick back for the footy.The design includes high ceilings, a fireplace, a designer kitchen, luxury appliances and an integrated fridge, plus the dedicated media room with projector that can be accessed from the backyard. The home also has a pool and an entertainment deck with outdoor kitchen and shower. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Darius and Kayla Boyd on the back deck of their stunning home. Picture: Mark Cranitch. Listed for sale by McGrath Estate Agents New Farm’s Drew Davies and Carter Lagana, it was one of the top five most viewed homes in the country this past week, according to latest figures from realestate.com.au.“Based on nearby comparable sales, we’d expect offers in the early $2million,” Mr Davies told The Courier-Mail. Retired judge lists his big house More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago How a 1940s cottage transformedlast_img read more

Rodgers praises winning mentality

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side’s outstanding goalscoring exploits can occasionally work against them in terms of expectation but believes they have a real winning mentality and strong character. The Reds’ 2-1 win at home to Sunderland – a seventh successive league victory – produced a tense finish having seemingly been comfortable with two-goal cushion. Liverpool are the top-flight’s leading scorers with 84 goals and while a Steven Gerrard free-kick and Daniel Sturridge’s 20th of the season put them on track to regain second spot from Manchester City, Ki Sung-Yueng’s header set the nerves jangling and John O’Shea almost snatched a very late equaliser. Press Association “The perception is that we are going to get four, five and six goals each game – which is wonderful,” said the Northern Irishman. “We knew that this was a game that we knew we have to be patient with. “We were the dominant team but no matter how dominant you are when it gets to 2-1 it is going to be tight for that last 10 minutes or so. “I thought we showed great character and deserved to win the game. Credit to them they kept fighting because they are in a difficult position. “It shows the character of the team that we stayed with it and showed that winning mentality and finished with another great victory. It is more satisfying.” Rodgers is confident his players can cope with the pressure of the run-in as the club looks to end a 24-year drought without a title. “It is just reinforcing about calmness, we reinforce to the players to dominate the ball,” he added. “Our idea is to stay calm under pressure and it is important that they can think clearly under pressure. “We have had a wonderful season so far but there is still a way to go. “I felt in the second part of this season we would be stronger because of the nature of our game. “There were long spells that we were very good at that but as I said as the season goes on we will embrace that pressure and enjoy it.” Sturridge’s goals meant for the first time since Ian St John and Roger Hunt 50 years ago, the club has two players who have reached 20 league goals in a season. It has happened only six times previously and in four of those campaigns they went on to win a league title – twice in Division One and twice in Division Two. “It is a wonderful achievement from Daniel. Since January when he came in he has been exceptional,” said Rodgers. “He probably wasn’t at the top of his game so it was nice he comes out and gets his goal. “I don’t see him and Luis as a pair, they are both soloists, they have different qualities but long may it continue that they carry on scoring goals.” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, whose side remain three points from safety, was pleased with the performance from his side. “We did something nobody expected. The game was set up for a big party, four or five goals (to Liverpool) and everyone celebrating after half an hour and the game went on and on and they couldn’t score,” he said. “The idea was always to stay in the game, not lose the shape, believe in the system which we’ve never played before. “It is all new but it shows when you understand the game a certain way you can put teams like Liverpool, in the kind of form they are, under pressure. “It was tense. Why we cannot do it at home, I don’t know and I will kick myself thinking. “All in all it was an unexpected performance from Sunderland.” last_img read more