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William Raveis Mortgage President, Ryan Raveis Among the Nation’s Top 100 Most Influential; Andrew Van Dyk Recognized with the Top 1%

March 14, 2019  (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announces several top national recognitions by Mortgage Executive Magazine, a leading publication for mortgage originatorsRyan Raveis, the president of William Raveis Mortgage (WRM), was named one of the nation’s top 100 most influential mortgage executives for 2018 for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Andrew van Dyk, a regional vice president and mortgage banker with WRM, was recognized with the 2018 Top 1% Mortgage Originator Award for the seventh
consecutive year, based on production volume. 

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Spotlight on Jillian Klaff of Westport, CT

Today, our agent spotlight focuses on Jillian Klaff, a dedicated Westport agent of 25 years with three sons and four grandchildren. Jillian emigrated with her husband from South Africa in 1978 and has been in the tri-state area ever since!

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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE ACQUIRES WINDWALKER REAL ESTATE IN NANTUCKET

February 22, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announced today it has acquired Windwalker Real Estate, with which they merged in 2015 to create the William Raveis Nantucket office.

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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE RELAUNCHES, EXPANDS OFFICIAL SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION

February 13, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast to Florida, announced today that they have relaunched and expanded their William Raveis Sports + Entertainment (S+E) division to include 35 official members in 4 states. S+E delivers a best-inclass concierge, relocation and lifestyle service with pace and professionalism in partnership with an advisory board of fellow athletes, agents and advisors. They make relocation effortless, enabling clients to focus on the goals most important to them: their careers and their families.

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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER CERTIFIED MENTOR AND COACH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ITS MANAGERS IN UNITED STATES

We are pleased to announce that William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), has launched the William Raveis Certified Mentor and Coach program, the first-ever, company-wide, certified training program for our managers.

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$552,098 Raised for Cancer Research to Fund Four Damon Runyon Scientists

As a result of our 2018 fundraising efforts from the William Raveis Ride + Walk across five states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Florida), we have raised $552,098 with 100% going to these four Damon Runyon Scientists. Please read about the 2019 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships and about their brilliant and groundbreaking cancer research.

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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE CO-PRESIDENTS NAMED TO SWANEPOEL TOP 200 MOST POWERFUL IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE INDUSTRY

January 24, 2019  (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announces that co-presidents Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis have been ranked the 34th most powerful and influential real estate leaders on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) for 2019, moving up two spots from 2018. The annual list ranks the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry and is published by T3 Sixty, a team of strategic, technological and managerial experts in the industry.  

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The Government Shutdown & the Impact on Mortgages

 The government shutdown, currently the longest in history at day 32, has garnered much press and has created disruption in different industries. The residential real estate & mortgage industry, however, has steered clear of any significant interruption.  Though there may be minor complications in the processing of certain mortgages (i.e. those that are backed by the government), the bottom line is that the real estate & mortgage industry has incurred very few setbacks due to the shutdown.

                Initially, the partial shutdown impacted the processing of 4506-T Tax transcripts which would have prevented many mortgages from closing. This form enables mortgage underwriters to obtain tax returns to verify borrower’s income. This is a requirement for the approval of most mortgage loans.  When our Mortgage Bankers Association addressed the magnitude of this issue with government officials in December, the verification process resumed, and the problem was averted.  Additionally, Fannie and Freddie have recently implemented more flexible policies regarding income verification and pay stub age requirements to accommodate those impacted by the shutdown.

                Issues that continue are those specific to loan products backed by the Federal Government.  The majority of loans are conventional loans and they are not directly affected; however, FHA Loans are backed by the government, and despite the fact these loans are closing, the process may experience some delays. VA loans have not been impacted. USDA loans are the one product that will not be closed during the shutdown.

Though not exclusive to the mortgage industry, there has been a broader impact on financial markets as a result of the uncertainty, which has driven interest rates down. If the issue is not resolved, and the shutdown is prolonged, it will have a negative impact on the positive momentum in the housing market.

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE RAISES A RECORD $552,098 FOR INNOVATIVE CANCER RESEARCH IN 2018

December 14, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.)The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) surpassed their goal and raised a record $552,098 this year for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (Damon Runyon), which funds the most promising scientists conducting cutting-edge research to find a cure for cancer.

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Jorge L. Rivera named Regional Vice President of Sales for William Raveis Mortgage in Southwest CT, NY, and FL

December 11, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
(WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, is
pleased to announce that Jorge L. Rivera will rejoin the mortgage division as Regional Vice
President of Sales for William Raveis Mortgage (WRM) for the Southwest, Conn. region, in
addition to New York and Florida.

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