Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach Award Winner Announcement

Gainesville, FL – January 17, 2022 – Tennessee coach Josh Heupel and South Carolina coach Shane Beamer are the co-winners of the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award presented by the FWAA and Chris Doering Mortgage.  Spurrier was known for his innovation as a College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and coach, so it seems only fitting Spurrier would get creative in his first year as the namesake for the award. “Well there are two coaches this year because they are both very deserving,” Spurrier said. “Preseason, their teams were picked next to Vandy at the bottom of the league, 12 and 13, but instead of gloom and doom they took their players and improved every game and both finished 7-6.” It’s the second time the 43-year-old Heupel has won the award, which began in 2001 but is… Read More

Freshman Player of the Year Award Winner Announcement

Gainesville, FL – January 17, 2022 – Record-breaking Georgia All-American tight end Brock Bowers has been named the recipient of the fourth annual FWAA Freshman of the Year presented by Chris Doering Mortgage. “I think this guy is one of the premier players in college football,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in the days leading up to the CFP Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium last Monday. “I know he’s just a freshman, but this guy’s got great size, he’s a good blocker, physical and he’s tough,” Saban said. “He’s got wide receiver skills in every way, shape or form, which makes it difficult being a bigger guy for bigger guys to cover him and it makes it also difficult for smaller guys to cover him.  So this guy is just a phenomenal football player all the way around.” The… Read More

8 Budgeting Tips That Let You Buy a Home Sooner

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you’ll likely ever make, so it requires preparation and forethought to get it right. When you’ve decided you’re ready to be a homeowner, the most important thing you can do is to ensure your personal finances are in order. If this is something you struggle with, follow our simple tips to set yourself up for success and be able to buy your Florida home sooner rather than later.  Tips to Know  Establish Your Household Income The first thing to do is figure out your household income after tax, called your net income. To figure out your net income, you have first to know your gross income. To do this, look at your pay stubs and the amount shown before deductions are taken out is your gross. If you’re paid monthly, multiply… Read More

4 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home and securing a mortgage, bad credit can make it difficult to get a decent interest rate, which results in higher costs for you. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to increase your credit score before applying for a mortgage. Improving your credit score by even 50 points can lead to significant savings in the long run. Read on for 4 simple steps to improve your credit standing. Improving Your Credit If your credit score is too low, you may not be able to qualify for a mortgage in the first place. Most mortgage lenders have a minimum that borrowers must meet to work with them, so borrowers with below-average credit stand to gain the most by improving their scores. Even good credit scores can stand to save thousands of dollars by… Read More

Chris Doering Mortgage to Sponsor FWAA All-America Team and Steve Spurrier First Year Coach Award

Gainesville, FL – July 29, 2021 – Chris Doering Mortgage has teamed up with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) for the sponsorship of its 2021 Freshman All-America Team including establishing Doering’s former coach, Steve Spurrier, as the namesake of the FWAA First-Year Coach Award. This will be the 21st straight season in which the FWAA has named a Freshman All-America Team and the 20th consecutive year for the First-Year Coach, although the first time with a namesake for the award. Notable and recent past winners include Spurrier himself in 2005 with South Carolina, Notre Dame’s Tyrone Willingham (2002), Boise State’s Chris Peterson (2006), Oregon’s Chip Kelly (2009), Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher (2010), Ohio State’s Urban Meyer (2012), Auburn’s Gus Malzahn (2013), Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley (2017), UCF’s Josh Heupel (2018), Ohio State’s Ryan Day (2019) and Colorado’s Karl Dorrell… Read More

Homeownership: The Benefits May Surprise You

Your home is more than just where you lay your head and where your heart is — it’s also one of the most significant financial investments you will ever make. While some of the advantages of homeownership are immediately apparent, there are some you may not think about as you consider purchasing a home.  Aside from being a place to create treasured memories with your family, owning a house offers many financial benefits, and these advantages aren’t limited to tax season. June is National Homeownership Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn about why owning a home is a smart investment you can make for your future.  Homeownership Financial Benefits Build Wealth Owning a home allows you to build your wealth over time as you strengthen your financial future. In a strong economy, home values increase, so owning a… Read More