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It's August 2017, and I post this article I wrote at the start of the year because it's even more true now than it was months ago.  Loan officers looking to increase production and build a career need to think outside the box, and start working with and for lenders that invest in them and support...
08/09/2017
August Business Practices Contest      For the month of August, Mrs Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS herself invites us to share the business practices that have helped shape us and will continue to shape our business, along with an influence that has helped along the way.  I love this contest because i...
08/09/2017
So Your Best Friend Chose Another Realtor/Lender That bridge up there?  That's to help you get over it.       Recently, in a few online forums I've seen some outright nastiness as a reaction to an agent's friend/family member/coworker/former middle school classmate choosing a different agent to r...
08/04/2017
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  and I were able to show why "the local lender" isn't always the best option, but a local Realtor will always be ----- from Southern California (and at the end, Northern California), my team made sure the lending side of things went smoothly, and from Baltimore, ...
08/02/2017
I Still Say Start With ActiveRain      Today I had a meeting with a local, young, and successful agent in my office.  In an hour's time we talked about a lot.  Website creation, SEO, blogging, social media, video marketing, referral business, long-tail keyword use, and network growth - all in an ...
07/26/2017
Make Up To 18 Points on a Reverse Mortgage!      This in bold font on an email I received last night from "Barrett Financial Group" (listed location, to avoid confusion with any other companies with the same name, is Gilbert AZ).       Recently, I've seen a lot of people question "why is there su...
07/21/2017
Mortgage Refinance in Ventura, CA      I recently received a call from a client, and in the conversation they told me about a friend who was in an adjustable rate loan and trying to figure out the best way to plan her finances going forward.  He got me in touch with the potential borrower, and ba...
07/18/2017
Conventional Loan Blessing, or Much Ado About Nothing?      Recently, there's been a lot of talk about Fannie Mae's increasing debt-to-income threshold, along with changes to credit reporting that should reduce the number of folks effected by judgments and liens when it comes to a mortgage applic...
07/14/2017
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Changes      If it seems like I've been MIA from ActiveRain recently, it's because I have.  I've stopped by to answer a few Q&A questions, and have responded to those I've been tagged in (thank you to those who do that!), but my blogging routine has been just about non-existent...at least here.  ...
07/12/2017
What is a "Rate Lock"      When a mortgage applicant is pre-approved for their home loan and the file is officially submitted, one of the early steps is discussing the rate lock.  A rate lock is exactly what it sounds like.  The rate of the mortgage loan is locked in for a certain period of time,...
06/21/2017
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