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An amazing presentation on the spread of information and exponential growth. - 02/28/09 11:00 AM
Yesterday I received another e-mail (one of probably over 50) but this one really was special and I want to share it with all of you. It really hits home how small our world has become and how rapidly the information age has spread. This video presentation I was told was played by Sony at their executive conference this year. I hope that you are as intrigued as I was when I saw this. Do I ever feel old...being a product of 1958 growing up with black & white TV, no computers.......well you get it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY
Washington February 18, 2009 1 Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Fact Sheet
The deep contraction in the economy and in the housing market has created devastating consequences for homeowners and communities throughout the country. Millions of responsible families who make their monthly payments and fulfill their obligations have seen their property values fall, and are now unable to refinance to lower mortgage rates. Meanwhile, millions of workers have lost their jobs or had their hours cut, and are now struggling to stay current on their mortgage payments. As a result, as many as 6 million families (0 comments)
Keller Williams reaches #3 Position in the USA - 02/25/09 11:32 PM
It comes as no surprise given all that Keller Williams has to offer us as agents. Keller Williams agents have 24 hour access to streaming video and audio real estate training and information to keep updated with current industry trends. Check it out at and Keller Williams University https://secure.kw.com/kwu/ and KW Connect. http://kwconnect.kw.com/connect/ Keller Williams® Realty is the 3rd largest real estate company in the USA with 692 market centers and over 73,000 agents. Keller Williams® treats the agents as partners and paid out $52,627,682 in profit sharing in 2008 alone. http://www.kw.com/kw/wealth-building.html Keller Williams offers the Best Education and Training in (6 comments)
Glossary Of Terms - 02/20/09 04:43 PM
Accelerate-This term often refers to a "acceleration clause" option that may or may not be in your mortgage or deed of trust that requires you to pay the entire loan balance if the loan is in default. Affidavit-An affidavit is a sworn statement, usually given under oath and in the presence of a notary. Appraisal-When your home is appraised, a licensed or authorized person will provide you with an estimate on the value of your home. Appreciation-The amount your home's value has increased since your purchase. Assignment-The process of transferring property to be held in trust or used for the benefit (4 comments)
Short Sales Explained - 02/20/09 04:41 PM
What is a Short Sale? Foreclosure on a home has consequences for the family, the community, the housing market, and the economy. However, the option for a short sale provides a way for troubled homeowners to prevent foreclosure and many of the dire penalties involved. A short sale is an agreement in which your mortgage lender agrees to accept a payoff on the loan for less than the balance. Many lenders agree to a short sale because they receive more of the loan balance in comparison to the amount they would gain from selling the property following a foreclosure. This process (2 comments)
How to stop the foreclosure process. - 02/20/09 04:37 PM
The following are a few examples of how to stop a foreclosure on your home: 1. Look for Other Sources - Most homeowners don't realize they have a variety of resources that can aid in making mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure. Consider the income created by unemployment or disability insurance and your savings as possible cash-flow resources. Other examples include slashing the household budget by trading in expensive items like cars, boats, and motorcycles for cash. Even retirement funds can be used, but beware that many people with access to their retirement funds can be penalized for early withdraw and face increased (1 comments)
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