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With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock knock knockin' on history's door.  With 30 year fixed rates in the mid 3's and 15 year rat...
Mortgage Companies Only Care About Money       At least that's what I thought.  Almost every day it seems there's another settlement between a bank and the department of Justice based on something done in the mortgage world that traded consumer trust for tremendous profits.  Let's face it, the bu...
Relocation Mortgage       When relocating, it's important to get a loan that works for you, from a lender that understands what you're dealing with.  While there is no specific 'relocation mortgage' loan that's a perfect one-size-fits-all, working with a lender that understands your needs, and ha...
Great advice here.  Keeping our client relationships personal is so important.  Transactional business loses every time against a relationship based business.  In the past, I've let communication lapse, but since I've made an effort to reach out to past clients each & every day, it's paid off and...
Income VS Housing This won't be a long post, but I hope it's a strong one.  Here are a couple of stats I saw last week that raised my eye brows.    Year Median Income Median Home Price 2000 $28,164 $161,606 Now $29,124 $294,343  I also read that the national average for the price of a gallon of g...
Ringin' & Singin' with Liane Thomas       Yesterday, thanks to this month's ActiveRain "Ringin' & Singin" contest, I had the pleasure of speaking for the first time with Liane Thomas, a Realtor that's pretty local to me, just a county over.  I've followed Liane's blog for some time now, as I like...
Ringin' & Singin' with Beth Atalay       When thinking of who to call for this month's challenge, I tried to come up with people I've never spoken with in person before.  I was actually pretty shocked to realize I'd never had a person to person, voice to voice conversation with Beth - we've commu...
Tammy brings up a great point not just for Animoto users, but for anyone posting info to YouTube.  We need to know the copyright laws and how we're using material when we present it to the world. This is extremely helpful troubleshooting, and a good way to get past copyright hurdles that shouldn'...
Wonder what the importance of the "Rainmaker" tag is?  It goes beyond SEO.  It goes into exposure, and allowing people to see your work outside of AR.  It allows people to share, and allows your words to spread to many different places. While the standard 'Rainer' account is a great way to learn ...
Agency Direct Meets Great Rates       In the past, I've blogged extensively about the benefits of agency-direct mortgage products (loans sold direct to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae).  These products are a must-have for lenders that work with real estate agents to ensure less than perfe...

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