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Weltenschauung Principle #1 If you've been hanging around ActiveRain this past month, chances are you've seen this crazy 'W' word floating around. Usually once a year, we're invited to review, reflect, and write about the Weltenschauung of ActiveRain, or the guiding principles that make the...
Alexandria VA Home Loans Alexandria VA is located just miles outside of Washington DC, sitting along the Potomac River. Home buyers in the Alexandria area have a wealth of mortgage products to choose from, so it's important they work with an experienced professional when deciding which loan...
Ringin' & Singin' with Sharon Paxson Thanks to this months Ringing & Singing contest, I was able to catch up with a friend I hadn't spoken with in far too long - Sharon Paxson . Sharon has been a long time mainstay here in the rain, currently atop the Newport Beach, CA leaderboard by a wide...
Anaheim Ducks with my Little Brother For the past couple months I've been hanging out with my new little brother, Miguel. Miguel and I were matched up through the Orange County Big Brother/Big Sister network, and we've had a blast. So far we've spent time out at Boomers, a local entertainm...
An Open Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren Donald J Trump was inaugurated today as America's 45th President, whether you like it or not. As a disclaimer, I'll say I did not vote for Trump, would have preferred another candidate (I also wasn't "with her") and thought that the choices this ye...
FHA PMI Reduction Cancelled Just an hour after the swearing in of our new President, HUD announced that the recent PMI reduction announced by HUD would be cancelled. The change was supposed to take effect January 27, and now is being put off indefinitely as the new administration has stated...
Recently Closed - FHA Manual Underwriting in Delaware Winter is widely known as the "slow time" for real estate, but late 2016 and so far 2017 hasn't slowed down one iota for myself and many of my business partners. Based on ActiveRain commentary, winter has been good to many in the real es...
Ringin' & Singin' with Maria Sapio Thanks to this month's Ringing & Singing contest, I was given the perfect opportunity to reach out to Maria Sapio , a relatively new ActiveRain member that has made an immediate and significant contribution to the rain. Turns out, prior to connecting, we ...
Amanda does a wonderful job covering the entire home buying process in an easy to understand way. Doing parts 1-3 correctly make the home buying process as stress-free as possible, and the importance of working with a great lender & real estate agent cannot be overstated. 9 Steps To Buying A Ho...
FHA Mortgage Insurance Reduced January 27 HUD has announced that as of January 27, 2017, all FHA loans will be subject to a reduced PMI rate, saving home buyers and home owners potentially thousands of dollars over current rates. For those with FHA loans set to close prior to 1/27, it w...