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Debbie does a great job of putting together videos that provide value to her audience.  Smart, fun, short, and good, useful information that can help anyone looking to solve a common problem.   Use a Fake Snake and Get Results Spring is here and birds are nesting. Birds like high places up and ou...
05/24/2017
A Good Way to Spend 36 Hours       A recent ActiveRain contest asked us to spell out our strengths and weaknesses - I mentioned working myself to the point of recharging, and recently, I was hitting that wall.  I always know when I'm lacking inspiration and a "charge" in my batteries because it s...
05/23/2017
Are Strengths Any Different Than Weaknesses?       This month, Carol Williams invites us to share our strenghts, weaknesses, and how they affect our business.  When it comes to strengths, I like to think I have a few.  When it comes to weaknesses, I know I have many.  In some (ok, many) cases, my...
05/18/2017
Interested in moving to Richmond?  Whether you want to move to RVA or haven't considered it at all, you'll enjoy the below post by Shannon.  And if you're a fellow real estate blogger wondering how to do a localism post, I'd suggest getting your notepad ready, because this is an awesome represent...
05/18/2017
Recently Closed - Delayed Financing in Rialto, CA      A few months back I received a call from a client that found me through ActiveRain, specifically looking for options to get a cash back mortgage on a recently acquired property.  He had gone under contract to purchase a new home in Rialto, CA...
05/17/2017
How Home Ownership Saves Money ***This post contains information pertaining to tax law and the US Tax code.  We are not CPAs and this is not tax advice, but merely information deemed accurate to the best of our knowledge based on tax codes as of the date of original publication - May 16, 2017 ---...
05/16/2017
Why Do Lenders Ask For So Much Information?       Today I received an email from the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance.  They send out notices usually once each month to provide updates, news, and mortgage related notes that licensed originators in Georgia should know.  Today's email was a ...
05/15/2017
Some of them want to use you, some of them want to abuse you      This month @Kathleen Daniels invited us to write about the thing in our job that drives us nuts - the Joker to our Batman.  I loved this analogy, because thinking about the topic I wanted to write about, I realized I have a lot of ...
04/28/2017
Dick offers us a great picture of what goes on in the minds of sellers in a competitive marketplace.  We see similar multiple-offer scenarios play out daily here in a hot California marketplace, and I see them across the country. As a lender a few things stood out to me --- for one, while FHA sho...
04/26/2017
New Fannie Mae (Conventional) Guidelines       Fannie Mae has announced some changes to their conventional lending guidelines, effective immediately.  This is a welcome announcement as the changes make underwriting guidelines more clear, and in some cases more lenient.  They also improve pricing ...
04/25/2017
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