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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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Mortgage Market Update – Rates Continue Downward Trend and Many Mortgages Just Got Cheaper for a Different Reason
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Continue Downward Trend and Many Mortgages Just Got Cheaper for a Different Reason
By Douglas Katz - 1/20/23Per Freddie Mac:As inflation continues to moderate, mortgage rates declined again this week. Rates are at their lowest level since September of last year, boosting both homebuyer
Divorce and Your Home – Avoiding the “I Didn’t Know.”
Divorce and Your Home – Avoiding the “I Didn’t Know.”
By Douglas Katz - 01/19/2023There are many types of divorce.  From different levels of legal representation to different degrees of animosity, divorce is varied and unique to each couple.  What does not
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Trending Downward but NO Guarantees for Future Moves
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Trending Downward but NO Guarantees for Future Moves
By Douglas Katz - 01/13/23From Freddie Mac:While mortgage rates have resumed their decline, the market remains hypersensitive to rate movements, with purchase demand experiencing large swings relative
Upcoming Mortgage Changes and Considerations for 2023
Upcoming Mortgage Changes and Considerations for 2023
By Douglas Katz - 01/05/2023Well, we are officially in the new year and the mortgage industry is expected to see some changes that can impact potential deals.  Because divorcing borrowers already have
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Continue Downward Slide But Fed Move Makes Rate Future Uncertain
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Continue Downward Slide But Fed Move Makes Rate Future Uncertain
By Douglas Katz - 12/15/2022From Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates continued their downward trajectory this week, as softer inflation data and a modest shift in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy reverberated
Mortgage Market Update – Downward Mortgage Rate Trend Continues
Mortgage Market Update – Downward Mortgage Rate Trend Continues
By Douglas Katz - 12/9/2022From Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates decreased for the fourth consecutive week, due to increasing concerns over lackluster economic growth. Over the last four weeks, mortgage rates
Cash Out Refinances To Be More Expensive in 2023
Cash Out Refinances To Be More Expensive in 2023
By Douglas Katz - 12/07/2022If you have not heard, mortgage rates have been trending up lately.  This is an important consideration, but it is only one aspect of the pricing for a loan.  In addition to
Mediation and the Engineering Mindset
Mediation and the Engineering Mindset
By Douglas Katz - 12/01/2022Conflict is part of the human condition.  Be it due to limited resources, different view points or both, we humans like to fight and we seem to always be able to find new ways
New 2023 Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Released
New 2023 Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Released
By Douglas Katz - 11/29/2022The new official loan limits for classification of conforming loans is out and it is very generous.  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provided a great resource to see
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Dip on Optimism About Inflation
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Dip on Optimism About Inflation
By Douglas Katz - 11/18/2022Per Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates tumbled this week due to incoming data that suggests inflation may have peaked. While the decline in mortgage rates is welcome news, there is
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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.

Doug is also committed to helping the sometimes unsung heroes who sacrifice for their nation and community. With the Homes for Heroes program, Doug and OnTime also provide savings to military as well as first responders, law enforcement, teachers and medical professionals (restrictions apply).

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