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Best Escrow Company in Southern California      Having worked in California for a few years now, I've encountered a lot of different escrow companies and agents.  On purchase transactions, the seller often chooses escrow, so I see many different faces on different transactions.  I'm here to tell ...
03/17/2017
I hold licenses and do business in 11 states.  Every one of them, with the exception of small pockets, are seeing market circumstances similar to what Susan mentions below in her blog.  Her advice to buyers is spot on.  If you haven't gotten started with her first tip, that's where I come in. Our...
03/16/2017
How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?       What does the Fed do to mortgage rates?  In the words of the late Edwin Starr, "Absolutely Nothin'".  Yesterday. Janet Yellen announced a .25 increase in the Fed funds rate, and those in the real estate industry seemed quick to scare the pants off of ...
03/16/2017
Licensed to do Mortgage Loans in Texas       They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  The mortgage licensing process is no different.  While I submitted license applications for Maryland, Tennessee, and Texas at the same time, Texas took quite a while to work it's way through the process, bu...
03/09/2017
A Long Weekend in the Rockies      When getting licensed to do mortgage financing, one thing that's important to me is that I do business where I want to do business.  I believe in forming real relationships with people, knowing something about the markets I serve, and having the ability to relat...
03/08/2017
How a Mortgage Company Can Improve Your Buyer's Offer      As a Realtor in an extreme seller's market as we're seeing in so many markets around the country, wouldn't it be nice if every buyer you worked with was a cash buyer?  While that's not reality, the mortgage company your buyer works with c...
03/07/2017
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Fairfax VA Mortgage      Fairfax, Virginia is a northern Virginia area that encompasses Fairfax county along with the independent city of Fairfax, which has separate political entities from the county.  As part of the metro Washington DC area, residents of Fairfax enjoy an area rich in history, r...
03/02/2017
What Does the Mortgage Process Look Like?       In todays world, the mortgage process is often portrayed to consumers as "click a button & get your loan!". Upon realizing that type of process is a far cry from reality (for most consumers), people understandably become frustrated.  Overpromising a...
03/01/2017
How Loan Officers Can Survive in a Rising Rate Environment       During periods of constantly rising interest rates, the mortgage business shrinks, sometimes substantially.  Since November, we've seen 30 year conventional fixed rates move from the mid 3's to the mid 4's, and because of that, refi...
03/01/2017
The 2 Tools I Love Most      As technology advances, we get bombarded with tools - software, systems, apps, websites, and more.  The list of business tools at our disposal is endless, yet if you have a fairly high level of success, you probably can narrow things down to a pretty small list of too...
02/28/2017
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