Gary Thomas, a REALTOR® in Orange County, Calif., is the 2013 President for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million REALTORS® involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
A second generation real estate professional, Thomas is the Broker/Owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, California. He has been in the business for more than 35 years and has served the industry in countless roles.
Brickman takes to helm of one of the largest mortgage companies in the U.S. today, and while times at the government-sponsored enterprise are filled with uncertainty, Brickman sees nothing but excitement for the future of Freddie Mac.
When buying a home, many Americans consider a 20% down payment to be the norm, the ideal amount of money to put down to get a conventional mortgage with no private mortgage insurance and to keep monthly payments reasonably affordable.