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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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Recent News

Mortgage Market Update – Rates up 1/4 point. What now?
Mortgage Market Update – Rates up 1/4 point. What now?
By Doug Katz - 9/23/2022From Freddie MacThe housing market continues to face headwinds as mortgage rates increase again this week, following the 10-year Treasury yield’s jump to its highest level since
Mortgages Explained – VA Loans: Entitlement, Multiple Loans and Subsequent Use
Mortgages Explained – VA Loans: Entitlement, Multiple Loans and Subsequent Use
By Doug Katz - 9/21/2022VA Loans are unique in many ways.  One that befuddles everyone outside of the lending industry and even some in the industry is entitlement and the rules regarding multiple loans
New VA Loan Limits Give Veterans the Chance to Save Money
New VA Loan Limits Give Veterans the Chance to Save Money
By Douglas Katz - 09/21/2022On the heels of last week's announcement regarding the increase in loan limits for conforming conventional loans, i.e. what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow, many lenders
Mortgage Market Update – More of the Same for Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Market Update – More of the Same for Mortgage Rates
By Doug Katz - 9/16/2022Per Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates continued to rise alongside hotter-than-expected inflation numbers this week, exceeding six percent for the first time since late 2008. Although the
When You Hear the D-Word, Think About the M-Word
When You Hear the D-Word, Think About the M-Word
By Doug Katz - 09/12/2022Everybody past a certain age has experienced it.  A couple that they know is having problems and considering splitting,  All too often, the response is focused only on the emotional
Mortgage Market Update – The Upward Rate Climb Continues
Mortgage Market Update – The Upward Rate Climb Continues
By Doug Katz -  9/9/2022Per Freddie Mac:Mortgage rates rose again as markets continue to manage the prospect of more aggressive monetary policy due to elevated inflation. Not only are mortgage rates rising
Great News For Buyers and Homeowners on Increased Loan Limits for 2023
Great News For Buyers and Homeowners on Increased Loan Limits for 2023
By Doug Katz - 9/8/2022 Substantial increases in conventional conforming loan limits expected in 2023. Many lenders are offering these limits now. Government loans, such as VA and FHA, usually see similar
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Resume Their Upward Climb
Mortgage Market Update – Rates Resume Their Upward Climb
By Douglas Katz - 09/03/2022Per Freddie Mac:The market’s renewed perception of a more aggressive monetary policy stance has driven mortgage rates up to almost double what they were a year ago. The increase
Housing and Divorce – Do It Yourself or Do It With a Pro?
Housing and Divorce – Do It Yourself or Do It With a Pro?
By Douglas Katz - 09/02/2022There are many choices when it comes to divorce.  Many people default to what they know or have seen with full legal representation. There are, however, other options these
Fannie Mae Predicting Drop in Rates for 2023 – What You Should Know.
Fannie Mae Predicting Drop in Rates for 2023 – What You Should Know.
By Douglas Katz - 08/30/2022 Fannie Mae predicting mid-4% range by 2023. Home prices are still high so lower rates could help. Inventory is increasing but a a slower than hoped pace. Timing may be
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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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