New Hampshire - Lebanon
6 South Park Street, Suite 101,
Lebanon, NH 03766
Catherine “Cat” LaCasce joins the Embrace team as a loan officer who assists and educates clients on their mortgage options to either purchase a property or leverage their equity in an existing home to achieve financial wellness. Prior to joining Embrace, she worked at Sugar River Bank as a mortgage origination officer. Cat is active in her community, and currently serves as a board member for the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce. In the past, she’s organized an item collection drive for her local homeless shelter. She’s also been accepted as a CASA Guardian ad Litem advocate for children in New Hampshire.
Cat was born and raised in Claremont, New Hampshire and attended Ohio State University for two years after high school. She’s recently been studying Organizational Leadership and is working to finish her bachelor’s degree with Penn State University online in the next couple of years. She’s the third generation to live in her family homestead – a 200+ year old farmhouse situated on a quiet 76-acre plot on Green Mountain. She lives there with her fiancé, Landon Wheeler, and his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, a 7th grader who loves to play sports. On the farm, they have a yellow Lab named Duce, and three cats – Smoky, Copper, and Eddie – as well as two goats and several chickens.
She and her family love to spend their spare time doing outdoor projects on the farm and enjoying the land, including taking hikes on the mountain and fishing in their own trout pond. They also love taking day trips around New England, with beach trips to Maine, and Pats games and Red Sox games in Boston. For the past two years, Cat has participated in Tough Mudder obstacle courses – the most recent race being 8 miles long with 25 obstacles. Her idea of the perfect day would include sleeping in, then reading a book from the library while sipping coffee on the couch surrounded by the family’s animals.
Home Purchases Dip, as Mortgage Rates and Prices Rise
Homebuyers took a break last week, as rates rose and prices continued their upward climb. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications to purchase a home were down 3% from a week ago, marking the second consecutive week of declines. This happened as the average 30-year mortgage rate rose — from 3.17% to 3.18% —…Read More