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fort wayne realtor: Why the NAR is fighting the 20% down rule in the QRM! - 05/20/11 01:04 PM
This post is being written in response to a post that I read in which the author felt that the NAR should not fight the proposed 20% down rule in the QRM. For starters, people need to understand what got the housing industry in trouble, and be sure to pass out the blame where it deserves to be passed out. To begin with, the amount down payment has shown to have little to do with whether the mortgage gets repaid or not. For example, USDA and VA loans are ones which don't require a downpayment by the buyer, yet they are (6 comments)
fort wayne realtor: The Best This, or The Best That............Really? - 05/01/11 07:39 PM
I can't believe how often another Fort Wayne Realtor try to tell me that their listing has the best this, or the best that, in the neighborhood. Why can't my fellow Realtors understand that "the best" comes down to a matter of opinion. Let me give some examples. I've had agents tell me that their listing has the best lot in the whole addition. As a matter of fact, I have had 4 different agents tell me this in the same addition that I was recently showing houses in. The interesting part is that the lots were all quite different from (4 comments)
fort wayne realtor: Because I represent the Seller! - 04/26/11 11:38 PM
As a Fort Wayne Realtor, I find that very little shocks me anymore when it comes to a real estate deal. Overall, I would have to say that I must shock others more than they shock me. This afternoon, I received a call from the mortgage loan officer who is working with the Buyers on one of my Fort Wayne Real Estate listings. This was my first conversation with her, concerning this real estate transaction. She pointed out to me that our contract was originally written up to close by the end of May, but that in one of the counter (2 comments)
fort wayne realtor: Why Yes, I Do Work Evenings and Weekends! - 04/13/11 04:40 PM
It always surprises me when someone calls after 6:00 in the evening, or any time on the weekend, who is looking to buy or sell Fort Wayne Real Estate, and the first thing out of their mouth, after a pause, is “I was surprised to reach you. I thought for sure it would go to voice-mail”. It amazes me that people are still surprised by this. The majority of my clients work hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., although there are some exceptions. In order to properly service the needs of those people, I realize that I have to be (8 comments)
Darren Schortgen Fort Wayne/New Haven, Indiana Homes
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