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How Hurricane Matthew May Impact Your Mortgage       First off let me say that the information in this post is completely secondary to my thoughts & prayers for those in the path of this monstrous storm, but once it's over, those affected should know what to do next, what problems they may encoun...
Say Goodbye to 30 Day Escrows      We close loans in 14 days!  You've seen the ads.  A lot of lenders in the post-TRID world are attempting to attract new business by focusing on super fast turn times.  A lot of real estate agents are seeing this.  With the implementation of TRID last October, on...
How to Cancel Mortgage Insurance       If you've ever wondered how to cancel PMI, there are a few ways to go about it.  Nearly every option comes down to equity, timely payments, and the amount of time that's passed since a mortgage was originated.      For certain loans (such as FHA), the only w...
Georgia on my Mind       My goal for the end of 2016 was to hold a license to originate mortgages in 8 states.  Number 7 is officially approved (actually, as of a couple weeks ago).  I'm now licensed to originate mortgages in the state of Georgia.     As with all states, loan programs are relativ...
The Buffini group is always giving out great tips, so if you don't follow their blog, I would suggest you start.   This is another piece of gold.  Enjoy! By Brian Buffini   One thing I’ve learned in my more than 20 years in the real estate industry is the basics never go out of style. While there...
USDA Fee Reduction      USDA has announced that there will be a reduction in the cost home buyers incur beginning October 1, 2016.  Til now, USDA applicants paid (usually via a financed charge that added onto a loan, starting USDA buyers off underwater in equity) 2.75% of the purchase price of th...
Respect my Relationships       When doing a real estate transaction, my top priority is my borrower.  Nearly as important is their agent.  Also important to me is my relationship with the listing agent on a purchase transaction.  When everyone is on the same team, communicating, and working towar...
Joy hit this one out of the park!  It's often the smallest things that can have the biggest impact in our businesses & our lives, and reminding ourselves to help others and consider their position when we speak with them is something that is sure to improve many aspects of our lives.   Recently a...
No better way to get back into blogging than to jump into an AR contest!  This is a good one that's not only very doable, but one that, if done right, should product some great, "make the phone ring" content. It's Time to Get Back in the Groove Summer is coming to an end, the kiddos have started ...
How to Jump Back In to Active Rain      Monday Motivation, the Weekly Forecast, "Wednesday on the Hump", Friday Market Wraps - for a while, I was on fire here in the rain.  Hell bent on hitting the 500k point mark - and doing so before Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ; ) - I was spitting...

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