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What Does the Mortgage Process Look Like?       In todays world, the mortgage process is often portrayed to consumers as "click a button & get your loan!". Upon realizing that type of process is a far cry from reality (for most consumers), people understandably become frustrated.  Overpromising a...
How Loan Officers Can Survive in a Rising Rate Environment       During periods of constantly rising interest rates, the mortgage business shrinks, sometimes substantially.  Since November, we've seen 30 year conventional fixed rates move from the mid 3's to the mid 4's, and because of that, refi...
The 2 Tools I Love Most      As technology advances, we get bombarded with tools - software, systems, apps, websites, and more.  The list of business tools at our disposal is endless, yet if you have a fairly high level of success, you probably can narrow things down to a pretty small list of too...
What I Love About My Job It's said that if you choose a job that you truly love, you'll never work a day in your life...   ...I've worked an awful lot of days.      But I don't think it's as simple as that.  Real estate and mortgage finance is an all or nothing business.  When you put in all your...
Recently Closed - Jumbo Financing in Davie, FL      Back in September, a referral came through for a gentleman in Florida who was renting a home and wanted to purchase a new one in the Fort Lauderdale area where he lived and worked.  The price range in which he wanted to look called for Jumbo fin...
Licensed to do Mortgage Loans in Maryland       Since moving to California in 2013, one of the questions I often get is "do you miss home at all?".  Home being the northeast, specifically the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.  My answer is always 3-fold.  I miss my grandpare...
Monday Motivation: Life Lessons and the Super Bowl      To avoid YouTube taking down the video, I figured I'd simply provide the link.  It's from the recent SuperBowl in which the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a historic come fro...
Licensed in Tennessee      I was fortunate to receive word today that the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions approved my license.  As of today, I'm able to market in, originate, and close loans in Tennessee.  With a lot of friends who have moved to California from Tennessee, and other...
What’s the Best Loan Product for You?      Most times when I get a phone call and the person on the other end is asking for a rate quote, they want the “30 year fixed” option.  While there’s nothing wrong with that type of loan, it doesn’t make much sense for a lot of people.  It also inspires me...
The Dodd-Frank Overhaul Begins Disclaimer:  Unless you've been living under a rock, you know anything mentioning the President's name is going to cause back and forth between Democrats and Republicans.  This is NOT a political post, but a commentary on Dodd-Frank legislation, its effects, and why...

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