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Mortgage company might be doing shady things to my client.... - 12/30/06 05:58 AM
I am wondering...... how often do mortgage officers NOT disclose the rates they charge to clients real estate agents? I am in the middle of a heated dissussion with a mortgage company I referred for a client of mine. We are ready to make an offer for a home my buyers (who are first time buyers) want to purchase, but the loan officer wants us to ask for up to 6% for closing costs from the seller. We said it sounds little high and my real estate broker has agreed that 6% IS a bit high. I am thinking there are costs being put on (18 comments)
Gods Christmas wish.... - 12/23/06 03:08 PM
Here is wishing all you who celebrate Christmas a great time! I hope your day is filled with laughter, great times and heart felt love. Christmas is so commercialized ....... I hope that does NOT interfere with your enjoyment of the reason it is celebrated. Jesus (I call him by His Jewish name,Yeshuah) was born some 2000 years ago in humble circumstances to poor Jewish people on a journey to their hometown to have themselves included in the census of that time. Even before they got to their destination Mary (who was found to be pregnant without being married first to her fiancée') had (17 comments)
Central Florida Happenings..... - 12/19/06 11:52 PM
Rod Stewart will be at the newly ordained AMWAY arena (formerly the TD Waterhouse arena) January 16th...... Whoohoo ~~~~ all you Rod Stewart fans out there!!! Call Ticketmaster for your tickets! The Nutcracker (Russian Ballet style) will give it's last performance on Dec. 22nd at the PlazaTheatere --- for tickets call 407-221-8146...... For all of you who remember The Lawrence Welk Show, on Feb. 22nd from 2:00pm to 3:30pm Guy and Ralne will be at the Peabody auditoriumm in Daytona Beach.... a $75 contribution to WMFE gives you the entire show along with a complementary subscription to The Lawrence Welk Newsletter...... The world famous (2 comments)
Does God listen.....when we hurt....? - 12/18/06 02:09 PM
This blog is inspired by Craig Schiller and the fact that he knows it is a blessing to cry when he is hurting...WTG Craig!! This is a picture of the tree I sat under at a Church mens retreat in Feb 2004....about a couple weeks after my dad had died..... I felt so alone and hurt...there were a couple of things I had not ironed out between my dad and I. I am glad later on I came to terms with what we had not confronted when he was on this earth. God is so good to help us work through things in our (12 comments)
Home Buying Seminars.....what do you think of them? - 12/14/06 10:57 AM
I have been toying with the idea of a Homebuyers Seminar for a while..... I would need the meeting space (Our class room at the office is perfect) and the seminar outline and maybe a laptop and projector to do a powerpoint presentation while I was speaking. I am getting excited about the possibilities........ a couple of classified ads in the local paper(s) and MAYBE a BIG PLASTIC SIGN for the front of the office on Main Street in Kissimmee would attract potential clients. I could do one of these once every 2 months of so. I was commenting in the (20 comments)
Believing...HOW TO DO IT..... - 12/14/06 01:05 AM
Ever wonder what faith IS? What it is that inspires some agents to achieve MORE than their wildest dreams could entail? Lots of people have wondered over the centuries about what exactly faith really is........ I can tell you -- what it isn't....... It isn't fear...doubt, insecurity, your past business failure, the people who hurt you (past, present or future). It isn't lust, thievery, drunkennesss, or profanity......... It isn't adultery, sleeping around or loving money........... It isn't lewd jokes, putting others down, or flattery........ It isn't loving your new car, your boat or your wardrobe........
BUT...........I THINK I have found a little movie that DOES kind of allude (4 comments)
Even though the housing market is cooling, Orlando will finish 2006 as its second-best year in single-family existing home sales, according to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Through the end of November, Realtors were involved in 25,371 transactions. That's 717 fewer sales than in 2004 and below 2005's record 31,230 transactions, but ORRA says it expects the sales totals from December to propel this year's sales past 2004's.
This past November, 1,597 homes changed hands, compared with 2,423 in November 2005 and 1,897 in November 2004. The median price for existing homes sold in November reached $250,000, up from $249,900 (5 comments)
This is what Active Rain has done for me...... I do not have the clicked on stats yet....BUT
Out of over 4 MILLION (not 4,000, nor 40,000, BUT 4,000,000) websites for the keyword "Central Florida real estate" my AR blog is ranked number 11 ....and it is more highly ranked than my other real estate website with the SAME keyword.....
Now granted....my OTHER website is ranked #7 in google out of over 1 MILLION websites for the keyword "Orlando Florida MLS" . It gets LOTS of hits from people who want to look at the local MLS here in the Sunshine State.........when they want (12 comments)
Central Florida happenings...... - 12/09/06 10:36 PM
One of the wonderful things about living in central Florida is the rare night launches of the Space Shuttle. Tonight at 8:47pm I watched in awe as the sky around Cape Canaveral lighted up like a Christmas tree....... Then a flame of yellowish and white rocket exhast made its way into the heavens.......it was such a show! I watched until the solid rocket boosters came away from the shuttle and the long flame turned into a quickly moving bright star.
The last time I saw something like that was about 10 years ago, before the tragedies that brought the shuttle program to its knees.
When you are traveling down the highway of life at work, rest or play, there are some things to remember: Click on the picture to get a little reminder of what is most important in life. This is NOT preaching...it is just a really nice message to get you thinking and maybe....just maybe it will either get you back to where you need to be, OR it might just get you going in the right direction. It might even make you smile because you are already traveling the road of life with these attitudes.
For my part it made me think AND smile.
Central (4 comments)
Things happening in Orange County and central Florida. - 12/04/06 09:52 AM
These are happenings in central Florida for this week and what a great place we live in: The proposed UCF Medical School has propelled the donations to the school to an awesome $356 MILLION dollars. There were over 41,000 donors, most of which gave less than $500. Is this an awesome community or what?Lockheed Martin Corp., a defence contractor, has landed a contract to provide next generation flight training to British military flight crews for the next 25 years. The deal is worth an estimated $12 BILLION dollars.More than 90 percent of Florida schools have met the tougher class size requirements for (2 comments)
Investor alert...................... - 12/02/06 09:09 AM
Are you looking to increase your net worth? Does the prospect of finding a great deal get you thinking? I am thinking about passive income, accumulating assets, positive cash flow, and increased equity. I have at my fingertips the Orlando Florida MLS , and several websites with banks, mortgage companies and brokerages that have lists of forclosed homes they NEED to make deals on. I also have several investors I am partnering with looking to make money. Does the prospect of making more great deals interest you? I am looking for other fellow investors who think BIG dreams and see them through.
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