Radian Guaranty Inc., the private mortgage insurance subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., has re-launched its consumer-focused website to more effectively prepare home buyers with the tools and in-depth knowledge needed to buy a home.
“We developed the original achievethedream.com because we heard from loan officers across the country that home buyers are entering the real estate market without the necessary knowledge to capitalize on their buying opportunities,” says Brien McMahon, chief franchise officer at Radian.
“In order to meet increasing online demand and actively support educated decisions about home buying, we re-developed achievethedream.com,” says McMahon. “With its amplified content, we’re confident our new website serves as a unique and helpful information hub to aid consumers in making smarter home buying decisions – and can provide valuable information for real estate agents, as well.”
The new site features enhanced interactive tools, including the following:
- Interactive guides that compute the projected opportunity cost of renting vs. buying, how long it is expected to take to save for a down payment, expected monthly payments, and tools to project home equity and appreciation;
- Informative editorial that steers consumers through the home buying process – all the way to closing;
- Plain English explanation of what to expect during the financing process, including the various loan options, a mortgage application document checklist and a guide to understanding credit; and
- Free credit score and credit consultation through iQual’s ApprovalGuard program.
“Buying a home is one of the most important decisions many of us make in our lifetimes,” says Zoe Devaney, senior vice president of marketing and customer experience at Radian. “With the easy-to-navigate achievethedream.com, we’re putting the power of information in the hands of consumers so they can gain confidence in how the process works, even before they start looking for a house.”