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Archives of real estate blog entries for October 31, 2006 (Page 8)
Realtors looking for leads (buyer/Seller) - 02:53 PM
I am a senior associate in the mortgage industry. I have been working mainly off referrals my whole career and this year the realtor's are asking me for the leads. I have a few a month but the realtor's that i work with sometime they waste them. I am looking for realtor's that want to make money and help their client's I am looking for a realtor that i can trust. A realtor that i can refer to a friend and feel good about it. Any realtor's think this describes them , shoot me an e-mail let me know what your morals (0 comments)
Point or Encompass - 03:38 PM
This one is for originators. what is the difference in these 2 programs what are the advantages , dislikes, and likes. I can use either one but am not sure if i want to switch to encompass. Let me know what you all think Thanks T.J. (2 comments)
This Dirty Word Not Banned On Active Rain - 09:01 AM
Ok here we go. I'm going to try and start some dialouge about one of the most controversial subjects in the world. That's right politics.....alright I said it , there. Here in Florida, we have major elections Tuesday. I need a little direction. I am a life long bleeding heart liberal democrat because I grew up not so well off and after that I got a job which required union membership. I still believe in government provided social services, but now that I am an independent contractor, seems like there's a conflict in my former political standing. I still believe the only (1 comments)
October 2006 West Kendall Market Update - 12:07 PM
This update includes the following communities: 33193 Kendall West, FL33183 Kendale Lakes, FL33196 The Hammocks, FL33186 The Crossings, FL Average Sales Price for Month of October 2006 Single Family Home 4 bed 2 baths Average 1975 sqft $396,900 Town House 3 bed 2 bath Average 1597 sqft $287,700 Condo 2 bed 2 bath Average 1053 sqft $204,100 (0 comments)
Good book. Operation Homecoming. - 08:43 AM
I am picking up a copy this week.It contains many soldiers' emails. I think we are all going to be surprised at what they are saying. Laurie (2 comments)
RALPH ROBERTS on REAL ESTATE FRAUD DEFLATED APPRAISALS?????? - 06:29 PM
Defrauding the Government with Deflated Appraisals?As some of my regular readers may know, I contribute articles on a monthly basis to RealtyTimes.com, a leading real estate industry web site that over the last few years has become one of the real estate industry’s most informative and timely sources of news and information. Here’s a preview of my latest article: In high-rent districts, where property taxes are in the nose-bleed section, some buyers and sellers are giving themselves a much needed tax break. To cut capital gains taxes and trim property taxes, buyers simply pay a portion of the purchase price in cash, off (0 comments)
RALPH ROBERTS FRIEND MR POSTIVE - 06:43 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++ Positive Thoughts for Today ++++++++++++++++++++++ LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS: If you judge people, you have no time to love them. --Mother TeresaLEADERSHIP/SUCCESS: A person can only grow as much as his horizon allows. --John Powell MOTIVATION/INSPIRATION: So get a few laughs and do the best you can. --Will RogersSTAY POSITIVE!"Mr. Positive"Dave Boufford "Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." --Goethe (0 comments)
RALPH ROBERTS book's I READ AWAKE THE GIANT WITHIN - 07:22 PM
A little exercise Tony Robbins has a powerful book called "Awake the Giant Within." On pages 71 & 72 there is an exercise called "Let's make some changes right now".1) Write down 4 actions that you need to take that you have been putting them offThis could be sales skills, weight loss, giving up a bad habit etc.2) Under each of these actions (that you need to take) write down the answer to the following questions: Why haven't I taken action? In the past, what pain have I linked to taking this action?3) Write down all the pleasure you've had in (0 comments)
Help Boosting Credit Scores - 01:29 PM
Getting the Best Interest Rate on Your Home Loan? A Qualified Mortgage Consultant Can Help Boost Credit Scores By Chuck Walden, PresidentSignature Lending Group, Inc Consumers interested in purchasing or refinancing a home will pay an interest rate based on current market conditions and their ability to pay back the loan. The borrower’s income and debt ratios are taken into consideration by the lender, as well as the predictability factor provided by credit scoring. It’s important to have a mortgage professional in your corner that has a keen eye for solutions to improving credit scores in an effort to get the best interest (0 comments)
Rates on the Rise - 01:51 PM
Short-Term Interest Rates on the Rise Adjustable Rate Mortgage Holders Prepare for Increase in Interest Rates By Chuck Walden, President Signature Lending Group, Inc Interest rates are on the rise and many home owners who have adjustable rate mortgages may see increases in their forthcoming annual adjustments. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan made it clear in 2004 that the Federal Reserve would be increasing short-term interest rates at a “measured pace.” With the US Dollar at its weakest point in seven years, oil prices unstable and the evaluation of other economic indicators, the Fed Funds Rate was hiked seven times from 1.0% to 2.75% since (2 comments)
Home Improvements - 01:53 PM
Many Loan Options Available Home Improvements Turn Average Homes into Dreams Come True By Chuck Walden, PresidentSignature Lending Group, Inc If you’re thinking about taking out a home improvement loan, there are several options to consider. First and foremost, your mortgage consultant needs to know why you want a home improvement loan. Here are some factors to take into consideration. · How long have you been in the home? · Will the improvements increase the property value? · Are you making improvements to increase energy efficiency? · Will improvements be made in one fell swoop, or in stages? · What is the current outstanding balance on your mortgage? · (0 comments)
Payment and Rate Reduction - 01:56 PM
Why Refinance Back into a 30-Year Loan? Refinance Your Mortgage for Rate and Payment Reductions One of the biggest reasons homeowners refinance their mortgage is to obtain a lower interest rate and lower monthly payments. By refinancing, the borrower pays off their existing mortgage and replaces it with a new one. This can often be accomplished with a no-points no-fees loan program, which essentially means at “no cost” to the borrower. In the no-points no-fees scenario, the mortgage consultant uses rebate monies paid by the lender to pay off non-recurring closing costs for the borrower. These are “one time” fees such as escrow (0 comments)
Understanding Credit Scoring and Credit Repair - 01:57 PM
Seek a Qualified Mortgage Consultant to Ensure the Best Results Understanding Credit Scoring &Credit Repair Credit remediation is a subject consumers often face with fear and trepidation, and for good reason. With the exception of recognizing that the best score wins, the average home shopper knows very little about the whole credit scoring process. Sub-prime borrowers who are eager to move into A-Paper territory often find themselves at a loss when trying to find ways to upgrade their credit history. The good news is there are ways to improve less-than-perfect credit scores and obtain a loan for the home you really want. The first (0 comments)
How do you reduce file size so you can email it? - 11:11 AM
Does anyone have the cure all to reduce the file size of documents in order to make them small enough for email? I did some research and found several different "optimizer" programs but there are so many out there, I did not know what one to choose. I am just looking for something that will reduce our normal size file; contract, addendums etc....usually about 16-20 pages. Thanks for anyones input! (4 comments)
Real Estate Salesman Pre-License Class, Illinois - 02:12 PM
If you have been thinking about a career in Real Estate, here's your chance. What: State of Illinois required 45-hr course for Real Estate Salesman Where: 800 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200; Palatine, IL When: Nov 2, 2006 to Dec 12, 2006; Tu Thu- 6:00p to 9:30p Remarks: Call for details and directions; 630-750-4255 (0 comments)
New to this sort of thing!!! - 05:12 PM
I'm new at this sort of thing. I've never blogged before or networked through a website like this. I think that this is a great website to network and market myself and especially make new friends. I still have a lot of work to do on my own homepage and was wondering how much time does everyone typically spend on this website updating things, blogging and commenting on other blogs on a daily basis? Besides common sense etiquette, is there any other online etiquette that I should follow? Any other "active rain" advice for a newbie is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for taking your (42 comments)
Wow!!! What a response!!! - 10:47 PM
I've made my first blog earlier today and got a wonder amount of people responding back giving me all types of advice. Thank you all so much for your response. I'm very impressed with this website and community. This is pretty fun!!! I can see how this can be addicting and how it might cosume a lot of my time. I will try my best not to let it take over my life but I will take all of your advice seriously and try to apply it to my AR activites. Once again to all that replied, thank you very much. I (3 comments)
To buy or not to buy - success in a down market - 06:42 PM
I ran across across a realtor friend of mine recently that I have not seen in a while. He had not been to networking meetings we hold and had not been to the investors club meetings I attend from time to time. He was working at the adult beverage store I had stopped in to buy a gift for a client that had just purchased an investment property from me. Many of my realtor friends have opted for more full time employment as the market down turn has taken a dramatic toll on their income. Of course it is more difficult to (2 comments)
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