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What a perfect title, and good info to share from Lyn.  To the point, buyers need to go to the original source, through an agent, to get the best info when buying or selling! Where do listings come from on the internet? Q.  When I search Zillow, I've noticed that not all of the listings show up. ...
05/25/2016
Bigots are not a protected class       Under ECOA law, lenders are not allowed to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or the receipt of public assistance.  Please note that within this list of protected classes, "Big...
05/25/2016
Please Share in Support of Small Business        This is not a real estate related post.  It's not mortgage related.  It's an "I'm sick and tired of giant corporations having big enough wallets to force small businesses to suffer, whether they're right or wrong" blog.  And I want you to share it....
05/24/2016
Just like everything else - if it's on TV, you can rest assured it's overly produced nonsense. HGTV and the participants should be ashamed of themselves that they'd inconvenience others through outright deception in order to make a buck. I've worked in transactions with agents from TV shows on th...
05/18/2016
Suicidal Real Estate Agents       A first time home buyer that I've been working with for a while now gave me a call today about a property he's interested in.  We went over some numbers, options, and ways we can get him approved - best & worst case scenarios - his approval numbers are tight, but...
05/17/2016
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You Are the Star       What do I mean?  Let's face it, a real estate transaction isn't sexy.  It's not glamorous, but it's a lucrative industry that can be extremely rewarding when everyone is on their "A" game.  As a real estate professional, we have a couple of ways of doing things.  One way is...
05/16/2016
How Renovation Loans Help Agents Sell Homes   “We need inventory”-          Every Agent, in every market, in early 2016       While real estate is local, mortgages often are not.  Being licensed in several states around the country, with each state having different markets within them, I get to s...
05/11/2016
Orange County, CA Meetup another Success       Local ActiveRain Real Estate Network members met yesterday, 4/28 at Saddle Ranch saloon in Costa Mesa, CA for great weather, good drinks, food, and some great company.  It was a small gathering, but as usual, a fun one!         In attendance were Chr...
04/29/2016
Lenders Deny Approveable Files (all the time!!!)       The inspiration for this post comes from an online professional forum where industry pro's go with complaints, rants, questions, and more.  Today, someone expressed bewilderment because their loan file was declined by a lender because of rece...
04/28/2016
Annual Mason McDuffie Lake Tahoe Summit      I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of my company, right?  Ok, just checking.  Last weekend we had our annual summit Incline Village at Lake Tahoe.  A weekend of beautiful scenery, company executives, top producers, marketing people, scheduled speaker...
04/26/2016
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