Rebecca Wegman, of GEM Mortgage Talks About Helping Homebuyers Achieve the American Dream of Homeownership
Rebecca Wegman, EVP/Operations at GEM (Golden Empire Mortgage) says, "GEM is all about helping homebuyers achieve the American Dream of Homeownership".
Bakersfield, California, March 5, 2016 (Newswire.com) - When it comes to having a great team of people with an amazing culture and business philosophy, GEM Mortgage comes to mind. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Rebecca Wegman, EVP of Operations at GEM Mortgage, a division of Golden Empire Mortgage, who spoke briefly of GEM’s business philosophy.
Wegman says: “GEM has been a respected lender for nearly thirty years. One of the cornerstones of GEM's business philosophy is that we believe in the American dream of homeownership. GEM has long been a firm believer in helping people finance the American dream while establishing long-term realtor relationships. After all, it’s about building American pride in local communities, one mortgage at a time”.
Of the purchases — and, it depends on the market area — approximately 35 percent were distressed sales. Though the real estate market has improved, prices for home sales have maintained a level that still allows people to qualify for a mortgage and own a home. GEM is seeing a lot of people taking advantage of that situation. Investment properties are also fairing better even with the need for adherence to new guidelines issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
“However GEM isn't just about mortgages”, continues Wegman. “It's about people! Everyone at GEM....