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Ladies of Team Montani’s Summer Essentials

The ladies of Team Montani have put together a list of our seasonal essentials (and guilty pleasures) to help everyone get through the summer.


Backyard Games for Family Fun This Summer!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some of Team Montani’s favorite games to play in the yard with family and friends!


The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Homebuying

With a little savvy, and sound financial management, you can purchase a home — and make it a smooth, worry-free process — despite your student debt.


Tackle These Organizing Hacks

Because extra storage space is everything!


4 Quick Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Make yours stronger and keep it that way!


6 Home Decor Trends for 2021

Over the past year, many of us found we wanted to live in a more comfortable, stylish place. Even small changes can make a big impact, so let’s look at what’s trending so far in 2021.


Debunking 6 Mortgage Myths

Not everyone may realize that many of the commonly known “facts” aren’t facts at all! Let’s debunk six of the most common mortgage myths to give you the confidence to proceed.


Join Our Donation Drive to Support St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

Team Montani is raising funds to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We need your help to reach our fundraising goal!


Winning the Homebuying Game in a Seller’s Market

Give yourself the competitive edge you need to buy the home you want—before someone else does.


2 Questions to Ask When Refinancing a Mortgage

The decision to refinance usually leads back to achieving your life goals. We can give you all the information you need, and the answers to two questions that will influence your final choice.


Easy Ways To Help Your Local Food Bank

From donations to brand awareness, we have outlined a few ways for you to be part of the solution — even after the holiday season.


Happiness is A Choice

You don’t have to forgo happiness until you lose weight, break an unhealthy habit, or accomplish all your goals. Happiness is your choice!


Season of Gratitude

Gratitude helps us feel satisfied with what we have rather than chasing falsehood that don't bring us joy. Here are a few ways to shift your focus toward gratitude and happiness in the year to come.


Perspective Letter

Most of us are probably thankful to see 2020 come to an end. But we can certainly use the lessons we learned during that tumultuous year to create new beginnings and new perspectives going forward.


January Book of the Month

This month, we’ve been enjoying Jon Gordon’s One Word book and wanted to share with you a few of our favorite ways to help you pick your one word for 2021.


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s safe to say 2020 turned out to be drastically different than anyone expected, and if I learned anything, it’s that embracing the changes thrown in front of us has provided many positive results.


5 Things You Can Declutter Before Christmas

Grab some boxes for garbage and donations, turn on a good CrossCountry Mortgage playlist on Spotify, and go to town on these 6 areas where you can declutter your home and life before Christmas!


Our Holiday Music Recommendations

Can we talk about our favorite holiday albums? There are a bunch more that we love, but we narrowed down our list to 20 that are on repeat constantly throughout the season.


How to Maintain a Perfect Garden

Jon Gordon's book, The Garden teaches us how to overcome Doubt, Distortion, Discouragement, Distractions, and Division to find more peace, focus, connection, and happiness.


The Easiest Ways to Help Your Local Food Bank

There are many ways to enhance the value of your dollar while being proactive in relief efforts that fight hunger in your community. We have outlined a few ways for you to be part of the solution.


Make It a “No-Spend November"

We’ll dive into a few simple ways that No-Spend November can help you achieve your financial goals this year.


Cancer Has Been The Worst…and Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

I have no doubt that the title of this article is probably very confusing to most of you reading this. 


"Good Things Coming"

So, what do you do to stay focused on the fact that “Good Things Are Coming”? The answer lies in keeping faithful in the prospect of what will be versus what has been.


5 Things to Stop Buying

Taking small steps is the easiest way to work toward a minimalist lifestyle. Here's a list of 5 items you can quit buying now to start!


Prepare for Fall with These 7 Suggestions

The autumn months are quickly approaching. What better time to get ready for them than now?


Family First, Everything Else Second!

Family is not determined by blood, but by bonds that are based in love, trust, and genuine care for each other! Remember that none of your success matters if you don’t have a family to share it with.


4 Ways to Make Your Home Cozier

Many of us are spending more time at home, whether we’re working or participating in our own hobbies. Consider these tips when you’re setting out to increase the cozy quotient of your abode!



When you get upset, ask yourself is it worth it? After the year we have experienced, I don’t think there is a more important question to ask, and to remember to always keep perspective.


Book of the Month: The No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon

This month we've been enjoying Jon Gordon's The No Complaining Rule book and wanted to share with you a few of our favorite ways to remain positive when faced with negativity.


6 Home Trends for Millennial Homebuyers

So, what exactly are millennials looking for during their property search and what’s popular nowadays? Check out our list of millennial homebuying trends!


5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

The last four months have brought times of challenge and adversity. Take a moment to look around, and you'll find there are more positives than you ever imagined.


Debunking 6 Mortgage Myths

There are many other misunderstandings about applying for a mortgage and becoming a homeowner. Arm yourself with some correct information as we debunk some common mortgage myths.


Why Refi? The Benefits of Refinancing Your Mortgage

Whether you want to change your term, interest rate or type of loan, you may be able to benefit greatly in the long run by refinancing.


New Beginnings

How do you stay the course and remain optimistic when confronted with today’s reality? The answer is simple. You must live without excuses.


Get Your Spring Cleaning On with These Pro Tips

It might seem like there’s a lot to do. The key to getting it all done is dedicating a day or part of a day to each room, instead of tackling it all at once!


Host a Home Tour – Virtually!

With a virtual open house, you can still set up the property, show people around the home, and schedule it whenever you want. Let’s see how you can get started with your own virtual tours!


9 Productive Things to Do Instead of Complaining

During this chaotic time, it may seem easier to let in stress and negativity. Instead, use this time to reflect on the postivity that we can bring forth into our communities and into the world.


Making Your Home Office Work For You

Working from home may be new to you, but it doesn't mean you have to be less productive!


Rates Stay Near All-Time Lows

What do low rates mean for you? If you own or in the market for a home, it is a great time to refinance or buy with the current low rates!


Happiness is a Choice

You don't have to wait for everything to be perfect in your family or with your business to be happy. You can choose to be happy and enjoy your life today. Happiness is your choice!


Applying for a Mortgage: More Than Just Rate Shopping

There's a lot more to a mortgage than just rates. A truly knowledgeable mortgage professional brings a lot more to the process to help you see your mortgage options through a "big picture" lens.


Demystifying the Homebuying Process

The homebuying process can seem intimidating, but there’s no better time to explore the benefits of homeownership than now. The best place to start is with a little education.


The Benefits of Buying Over Renting

There are pros and cons for both renting and buying a home. It depends on location, budget and which best fits your personal goals!


12 Things Not to Do When Obtaining a Mortgage Loan

Buying or refinancing your home does not have to be scary or intimidating. With these tips, you will be ensured a smooth and efficient mortgage process.


Perspective Letter

2019 has come to an end, but we can take the lessons into 2020 to create new beginnings and new perspectives.


The Benefits of Working With a Real-Life Mortgage Loan Officer

Online lending is on the rise because of its convenience, but actual interaction with a mortgage professional may be able to offer even more.


The Essential First-Time Homebuyer Tips for Success

Before you take the leap into the mortgage process, equip yourself with this important information first!