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Divorce Housing Pro
Helping divorcing homeowners make informed decisions on home equity solutions.

So, You’re Getting Divorced.

And you have a house or houses that you need to disposition. What next?

Well, what is seemingly easy is anything but. There are a huge number of considerations to address to determine the best course of action, but where can you turn. A good place to start is the Divorce Housing Pro. In this capacity, I help divorcing homeowners determine and execute a plan to resolve the disposition of the home.

What I Do:

  • I can advise on the available options and work with you on determining the optimal one.
  • I can provide focused mediation services to work with a divorcing couple in finding the best option that serves both spouses in an equitable manner.
  • I can provide lending support and assist you in applying for the best loan option and securing a loan to begin your act 2.

It’s your home. Make sure that you have a pro in your corner.

Choosing Harmony Over Conflict

Doug Katz, MBA, CDLP, CCRS® has a unique background and life experience that he has integrated in to his mediation approach. Doug graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and Leadership Management. After graduating, he served five years in the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer. Following his military service, he spent several years in the telecommunications industry. During this time, he earned his MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

Doug turned toward the mortgage industry when he discovered a desire to help people realize their dream of home ownership and to accomplish their real estate investment goals. While he has experience with all types of clients, Doug specializes in serving homeowners and buyers during and following a separation or divorce. When not working, Doug can be found on the Aikido mat, where he has earned the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt).

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As the Housing Market Deteriorates for Sellers, Divorcing Couples Need to Take Heed
As the Housing Market Deteriorates for Sellers, Divorcing Couples Need to Take Heed
By Douglas Katz - 08/10/2022Realtor.com reported this week that listings have grown at a rate of 30.7% from the same time in 2021.  This is great news for the market in general as we move toward a more
Mortgage Market and Rate Update – Rate Volatility Defines the Current Market
Mortgage Market and Rate Update – Rate Volatility Defines the Current Market
Per Freddie Mac:Purchase demand continues to tumble as the cumulative impact of higher rates, elevated home prices, increased recession risk, and declining consumer confidence take a toll on homebuyers.
Mortgage Market and Rate Update – Upward Mortgage Rate Trend Continues
Mortgage Market and Rate Update – Upward Mortgage Rate Trend Continues
By Douglas Katz - 07/22/2022Per Freddie Mac:The housing market remains sluggish as mortgage rates inch up for a second consecutive week. Consumer concerns about rising rates, inflation and a potential
Single Family Housing Starts Drop by 8.1% in June – How Will it Impact Buyers?
Single Family Housing Starts Drop by 8.1% in June – How Will it Impact Buyers?
By Douglas Katz - 07/19/2022The government released data this week pointing to a discernable drop in housing starts, i.e. new construction.  The overall reported drop was around 2%.  Single family housing
Mortgage Rate Update – Rates Reverse the Downward Trend and Tick Up
Mortgage Rate Update – Rates Reverse the Downward Trend and Tick Up
By Douglas Katz - 07/15/2022From Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates are volatile as economic growth slows due to fiscal and monetary drags. With rates the highest in over a decade, home prices at escalated levels,
Some Surprising Drops Could Occur in Previously Hot Market Per Axios/Home.LLC Report
Some Surprising Drops Could Occur in Previously Hot Market Per Axios/Home.LLC Report
by Douglas Katz - 06/12/2022Axios and Home.LLC just released the results of a study that they did in recently in 100 of the biggest markets.Key points to remember: This is not surprising as many of the
CNBC: “Homebuyers are canceling deals at the highest rate since the start of the pandemic.”
CNBC: “Homebuyers are canceling deals at the highest rate since the start of the pandemic.”
By Douglas Katz - 07/11/2022 CNBC recently reported that deal cancellations have risen to 15%.  This is applicable to new and existing homes and, while not a harbinger of doom, it does reflect a sea
Mortgages Explained – Assets
Mortgages Explained – Assets
By Douglas Katz - 07/11/2022 Sourcing and documenting your assets is exceptionally important. Not all assets are created equal and requirements for each are different. While asset requirements and sources
Mortgage Rate Update – Rates Retreat Giving Hope to Prospective Buyers
Mortgage Rate Update – Rates Retreat Giving Hope to Prospective Buyers
By Douglas Katz - 07/08/2022Per Freddie Mac:Over the last two weeks, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped by half a percent, as concerns about a potential recession continue to rise. While the drop
Fed Rate Bump Likely in July – How Can You Plan?
Fed Rate Bump Likely in July – How Can You Plan?
By Douglas Katz - 06/07/2022 Inflation is still high at 8.6%. The Central Bank is likely to raise rates to combat inflation. While this may weaken the economy, The Federal Reserve is still prioritizing
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Achieve the Best Results with Real Estate Mediation

Unfortunately, you can’t physically split your home in two. Utilizing a neutral approach, Doug can help you come to an amicable agreement that best suits both you and your spouse. Options that may be incorporated include refinancing, purchasing a new home, taxes, and differences between residential and investment real estate, your interests and desired outcome.

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Exceptional Mortgage Lending Service

As a mortgage broker, Doug has experienced periods of both normal and extremely difficult mortgage lending. Regardless of the environment, Doug takes the time to ensure his clients receive the best value and experience possible. His unwavering commitment to service helps him meet the needs and requirements of every client. He leverages his skills and talents to solve problems quickly and efficiently through the mortgage process.

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