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Paying it Forward in Southern California       I struggle with RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness), charity, and "giving back".  Not the acts themselves, but talking about them.  I don't believe acts of kindness or good will toward others should be viewed upon as "doing the right thing" or anything t...
How Does the Fed's Move Affect Mortgages?       There are only 2 answers to this question that leave no room for debate - "it doesn't" and "we'll see".  Informative, right?  The reality of the Fed's December decision to raise the Fed funds rate for the first time in nearly a decade has been expec...
ActiveRain Milestone - 500,000       I've come a long way since writing my first post back in 2010.  I've moved across the country, changed employers (only recently...I'm not a nomad by trade), and have seen a wild ride in the real estate market.  I also learned to blog (kind of), have met a ton ...
Why Loan Limits Didn't Increase More for 2016       Recently I blogged about the coming conventional loan limit increases planned for 2016.  There were plenty of counties in a handful of states that saw improvements in allowable loan amounts, but a lot of people seemed to be wondering why their a...
A Small Industry Victory       It's become pretty clear that congress has discovered a seemingly bottomless piggybank in the form of the mortgage & housing industries, and since the market meltdown in 2008, there have been countless instances of reforms stripping tax paying home owners, home buye...
Loan Limits Increased for 2016      Loan limits for conventional loans will be increased across several states and counties in an effort to keep financing options on pace with home values.  While the list of counties where increases will take place is not too extensive (only 5 states will see inc...
Great Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season       "Giving back" is a really important part of my life.  Along the way, I've volunteered at places where I've seen so very little be turned into so very much, and I've learned that even though I'm not incredibly wealthy, I can make an impact.  I beli...
This post touches on one of my favorite ways to give back -- if you do a lot of online shopping, the donations can really pile up.  My preferred charity via AmazonSmile is Chive Charities, but there are a ton of good ones to choose from. In the future, never visit  Always make it smil...
#OptOutside       I hate black Friday.  I'm not a big fan of retail, nor consumerism, nor people behaving like pent up cattle stampeding over each other to get a few bucks off a TV.  Some people love the craziness.  I'm not one of them.  The last time I went to black Friday, I came close to being...
How Accessible Are You?       Before I dive in, a note on the inspiration for this post.  A while ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of vetting buyers as a listing agent.  I hold that this practice is incredibly important for listing agents, as it weeds out unqualified buyers and prevents p...

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