About Mary Mack

Mary is the Copywriter/Content Manager at Embrace Home Loans. She loves taking complicated subjects/ideas and making them easier to understand (and enjoyable to read about). Is there a topic you'd love to see covered in this blog? Email Mary at to let her know!

Consolidating Debt

With mortgage in interest rates still at all-time lows, many homeowners are refinancing to lower their interest rates, shorten the terms of their loan or pay for home improvement projects. Refinancing can also let you use your home equity to consolidate debt from credit card or other loans. Let's talk a bit more about what [...]

By | 2018-03-20T11:53:27+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Financial|Tags: |

Online Resources for the Military Home Owner

Since the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act was passed by the United States Congress in 1944, veterans, surviving spouses, and current members of the armed forces have been rewarded for their sacrifice and service with a number of government-sponsored benefits; chief among these is the VA home loan. But, there are many more benefits for veterans available [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:01:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |

Single Female Homeowners Grabbing Their Share of the Market

According to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, 18% of recent buyers were single females—and that number has been rising steadily over the last few years. But who are these women? What is driving them to forgo tradition, take control, and invest in real estate? The truth is that [...]

By | 2018-03-08T16:03:15+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , |

Women Are Using Airbnb to Get Ahead and Change the World

When you think of the characteristics of home buyers, your first impression may be that of a married couple—and rightly so. According to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, 65% of recent buyers were married couples. There is, however, a more surprising trend that you may not [...]

By | 2018-03-05T10:45:54+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Misc, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: January 2018

At the end of 2017, we were able to look at the past year and see that existing-home sales were up 1.1% from 2016—and it was the best year for sales since 2006. January 2018 looked a little bit different, though. Existing-home sales are 4.8% below levels from a year ago and are at the [...]

By | 2018-02-27T14:31:48+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Fascinating Homes of Former U.S. Presidents

Everyone knows the most famous presidential home in the United States (hint: it's white), but where do these fine fellows live when they aren't leading the country? In honor of President's Day, we wanted to highlight five of our favorite homes that former U.S. Presidents have lived in at some point in their lives. And, [...]

By | 2018-02-15T14:24:23+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Misc|Tags: , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: December 2017

Now that we're almost a full month into 2018, we can look back at the end of 2017 and get some perspective on the year. Overall, 2017 was a great one for existing-home sales. It was up 1.1% from last year and was the best year for sales since 2006. One interesting part of the [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:52:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

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