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real estate: What Every Buyer Needs to Know in 2012 - 02/03/12 11:39 PM
OK....it's officially under way!! 2012 is not just a number for realtors and lenders, but it's a huge opportunity for consumers. But there are so many consumers who are unprepared or who just don't know where to start. BUYERS...here's what you need to know: Before you do anything, meet with a licensed loan officer. Yes, that person needs to be licensed. Check out an earlier post Let's work with someone who doesn't have a license......NOT!!!!!!. Before you even meet with the individual, ask if they're licensed. Believe it or not the Fed has said that some folks can lend you hundreds (14 comments)
real estate: A Decade in Review....the Rise and Fall of Real Estate - 12/28/09 09:08 AM
Let's get the easy stuff out of the way: PRESIDENTS Willie Clinton was in office from 1994 until 2001; George Bush, or Dubbayu from 2002 until 2007; Barack O from 2008 until the present. POLITICS: Willie Clinton - Democratic president with a republican congress; George Bush - Republican pres with republican congress; Barack Oprah Obama - Socialist president with a democratic congress; Real Estate A. Great Housing Boon in the early 1990's. Clinton gave a directive that was published in the Wall Street Journal saying that Wall Street should lead the way to record lending. There should be a record amount (9 comments)
real estate: Real Estate, Benevolence and Passion....do they belong together in Real Estate? - 08/13/09 04:51 PM
When I was a kid, I spent a week or two at Camp Saint Malo every summer. It was and is, just south of Estes Park, Colorado and attached to Rocky Mountain National Park. Then I went to college and for four summers became a camp counselor there. It's a time where I really found Christ and was still able to be an idiot all at once. Mostly, I found a peace leading others by being a camp counselor. I'd hike, swim, fish, play sports, shoot guns, do archery and just really kick it in life. John Denver, who meant nothing (3 comments)
real estate: Mortgage Pro Week In Review - 03/24/08 12:39 PM
Calling all loan officers...... and anyone else daring.... The Mortgage Week in Review Well....here it is...the much awaited WIR Week in Review for the infamous Mortgage Pros. I was honored, humbled and terrified when my friend, Jeff "The mortgage Stud" Belonger asked me to take a ride on his coattails to do a WIR. So without further adieu, here are our greats of the week between March 17th through March 23rd. We Start the Week with something ah honorable mention. Tina Farinas went beyond wishing all a happy Easter, in describing the meaning of Easter in her post, The True Meaning of Easter. (23 comments)
I don't normally share these things with people, but the president and CEO of Cherry Creek Mortgage sent this to me personally. It is shared with by Bill Hart at Building CHampions. Building Champions is a pre-eminent national coaching company. It's probably the gold standard in coaching. I'm a coach and darn good at it too, but these guys really have it going on. So if I'm going to share this info with you, I want to plug them too. Go to www.buildingchampions.com to find out how to hire a preeminent coach for you and your coaching needs. 1) Lean into Learning. Look into industry (9 comments)
real estate: Shopping for Real Estate without being harassed by anyone....Home Scouting Report - 08/07/07 10:55 PM
Only a few companies in Illinois have this program. This allows you to have the pictures, prices, addresses and directions of every MLS listing without being bothered by an agent or lender. This allows YOUR AGENT and YOUR LENDER to help you without harassing you. None of the Major lenders has this program.....Look at homesCompare property valuesDiscover home stylesDrive through prospective neighborhoods Take your time on line! Between 2000 and 2004 the number of buyers using the Internet to aide in their home search has increased from 28% to 65%. Buyers expect to find detailed information online in the markets into which they want to move. Ninety (0 comments)
real estate: Foreclosures not as prevalent as we're led to believe - 06/21/07 02:49 PM
On Tuesday RealtyTrac released some pretty scary numbers relating to foreclosures. According to its data, RealtyTrac said, more than 176,000 people got foreclosure notices in May, an increase of 90 percent since the same month one year ago and the highest figure ever recorded in their monthly report. The bad news made all of the network newscasts but we have always been a little leery of this particular source because RealtyTrac basically sells information on individual foreclosures to those interested in investing in the product. Information to non-subscribers on their website is limited. Nothing wrong with that; we would just like to (5 comments)
I was thinking about what to blog about today and I reviewed all 50+ post that I had put out there. I thought to myself....hmmmmmnnn what else can I blog about. I did a search and this is what wikipedia came up with for ideas on just real esate.....so.....If you're looking for topics....or have a topic that you feel needs to be discussed....here's a list. Let me know and I just might have the next blog on that topic. A Abstract of title Acknowledgment Acre - A measure of land Ad valorem tax Adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) Administrator/Administratrix Adverse possession Agency, Real estate, Agent, (6 comments)
real estate: Chaos in Campton??? Campton Township Becomes Campton Hills - 04/23/07 10:21 PM
Interesting develpments in the Fox Valley. 20+ Square miles just got turned from Campton Township to the incorporated village of Campton Hills. There was a very low vote. 4000 of 8000 people voted, but I'm told that there were many more that could have been registered voters, but chose not to register. Therefore the new village was created by a low voter registration of potential voters. What does this mean? Mix results that's for sure. Many people see flaws in the arguments for the pro-campton incorporation views. For their view look at www.incorporatecampton.org/. The flaws see obvious. They have too little expenses (2 comments)
real estate: The Lending Game - 04/19/07 10:52 PM
Hey All, This is my first blog, so I'm not sure if I'm doing it right or not. I want to say that I've been in the business for 13 years. Yes...I want to make money...lots of it, but I know that it comes from serving others. You, as the consumer, want someone whom you can trust in order to help you achieve your goal of home ownership, equity management and wealth creation through home ownership. The problem with our business is that there are so many lenders who promise the moon and deliver nothing. What happens is that they totally taint (5 comments)
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