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Has the fat lady sung? NOPE! Then do not change my locks! - 10/29/08 02:55 PM
I got a call today that ticked me off a little........ It is actually not the first time this lady has called. Her job is to lock the house up for the bank. She called me last week and I very politely told her it was under contract. So she called my listing coordinator today......same answer! The foreclosure WAS November 20th. By my records and the Statues of North Carolina, I have until November 20! The borrower has seven days after that to reclaim the property.......who knows if I could get a cash offer. Actually, that is exactly what happened. Cash (19 comments)
PBS Poll - 10/29/08 09:39 AM
PBS has an online poll posted, asking if Sarah Palin is qualified. Apparently the left wing knew about this in advance and are flooding the voting with NO votes. The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided voters in swing states. Please do two things -- takes 20 seconds. 1) Click on link and vote YES! Here's the link: http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html 2) Then send this to every McCain-Palin supporter you know, and urge them to vote and pass it on. The last thing we need is (0 comments)
Beautiful in Bedford Village - 10/29/08 09:14 AM
This fabulous home has tons of upgrades! For a virtual tour, click on the following link: http://www.visualtour.com/shownp.asp?sk=13&t=1649026 For more information on the upgrades and the floor plan, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a personal showing, call Katie Evans at (252) 341-5052 or Karen Neubauer at (252) 714-0129
New Listing in Kittrell Townes - 10/29/08 08:26 AM
Better than new Kitrell Townes unit! Motivated Seller! For a personal showing, call Katie Evans at 252.341.5052 or Eric Cutler at 252.341.2844. To View the Virtual Tour Click the following link: http://www.visualtour.com/shownp.asp?sk=13&t=1718603
What are you reading? - 10/27/08 06:33 PM
I just got finished with the book The Secret. It has really made me think about what I spend my time doing. I will get checks in the mail not bills! I will remodel my house! I will drive a new(er) car! I really want to continue to read positive books. As much as I love Glenn Beck, having him off the air has changed my life. I now devote that hour to positive reading material. NO MORE DOOM AND GLOOM FOR THIS GIRL! Does anyone have any suggestions? My next read is Joel Olsten's "Become A Better You." Any suggestions would (10 comments)
Great Loan Program with a Great Bank - 10/15/08 03:30 PM
BB and T C.H.I.P Loan Program NO Income Limits if Purchasing in A Targeted Area No Monthly Mortgage Insurance No Downpayment for Qualified Buyers $500 Minumum Buyer Investment Unlimited Seller Contributions Gift Funds Allowed Cannot own any other residential property This information is based on census data. For additional information and lenders, call Katie Evans at 252.341.5052 Now is a great time to buy! (0 comments)
Awesome! I am one step closer to a yes. - 10/15/08 12:55 PM
I lost a builder today. I had a FSBO that refused to pay me a commission on a house and I had to let that poor scared first time home buyer go. We looked at 10 houses over the course of a week. I took clients out last night and have meet the over three times during nights and weekends. He got stationed somewhere else. I have a listing that has been under contract twice and falling through. It expires this month. Referring it to another agent. I had a deal fall through on the listing side because the buyers agent (19 comments)
Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages -- Mortgages : Good Faith Estimates -- Such an extremely vital part when shopping for a mortgage. Yes, rate is some what important, but seems to be the primary focus so many times. Not to sound rude or out of character, but a monkey can quote a rate. And I am dead serious about this. For any of you in the process of buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, this is a must read. I have been in the mortgage industry for over 16 years and (4 comments)
Prime Rates Drop! Does this mean morgage rates will? - 10/09/08 09:48 AM
In the business, "Prime" is what you will hear many mortgage brokers refer to it. This is good news if you have a note that is tied to the prime rate. For instance, most construction loans are prime + 1. Today that would mean the effective rate would be 5.5%. This is a huge drop. In December 2006, when we secured a construction loan for a $800,000 house prime was 8! What a major difference?!? Does this drop in prime mean that mortgage rates will fall? Generally speaking when prime drops, the stock market gains. Obviously we need a rally to boost consumer (2 comments)
Why You EVEN be Judging? - 10/07/08 07:28 AM
A few years ago on American Idol a contestant got very angry at Simon. I never watched the show, but I picked up her tag line. "Why you Even Be Judging?" I have found this quote to be an excellent way to "lighten the mood." Got someone talking about your listings being under priced? Why You EVEN be Judging? Got someone who wants to sell their house for way too much money? Why You EVEN be Judging? Got an agent who always complains in your office? Why You EVEN be Judging? Today I am going to use is on Active Rain: Politics (12 comments)
Will Short Sales Deficiency's Be Gone Soon? - 10/07/08 06:39 AM
Just a short thought this morning in the aftermath of the bailout....... Most of my short sale clients are on Disability or Social Services. The people who should not have owned a house to start with! However, with some certainty, a short sale usually prevents any judgments to the clients. What I am finding is the banks (the ones that are willing to work with me) want it off their books ASAP! Of course, we get that in writing. If the govenment buys the bad debt..... Are the debtors more likely to see a 1099 than before? In my opinion, that (11 comments)
The Rules of Being A Buyer - 10/06/08 05:02 PM
This is an open post to all you consumers. That is right! The general public. These are the Golden Rules of Being a buyer. When you decided who to use as your agent, email them. Be honest. Tell them that you want to do a little web searching on your own. Ask them for a sight recommendation. Most of the agents will have what we call and IDX data push. What is an IDX Data Push? Essentially, MLS is updated daily on their website. As a consumer, this will provide you with the most current data, pictures, and information on properties in (1 comments)
Sarah Palin is coming to Greenville, North Carolina! - 10/06/08 06:31 AM
Greenville, North Carolina is alive with Sarah Palin! She will be here TOMMOROW! Last Thurday after the Vice Presidenial debate, it was officially announced that Sarah Palin was coming to Greenville. One of my collegues sent an email Friday at 9:30 saying that the line to put your name on the list was an hour long. It must have been luck! I walked right up and didn't put my name on a list. I got my tickets. About 20 of us from the office are camping out tommorow about 1:00. We want excellent seats. I have decided to bring my six and (77 comments)
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