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Connect Realty Enhanced online Virtual Office Described - 02/26/09 08:01 PM
The virtual office technology for Connect Realty brokers is being installed on servers as this is being drafted. Roll out is scheduled for March 1. This is a terrific benefit to Connect Realty brokers.. all this included in the annual affiliation cost of $300. Anyone with experience knows that this is a huge bargain! Technology of and by itself won't create more business.. but used properly it can make you far more productive.. and now, as Connect Realty Broker, you can have it all for almost no cost! Click on the little screen at the bottom right of the viewer (0 comments)
Deficits imperil America's Future- Just Say No! - 02/26/09 11:24 AM
With the passage of the most recent economic "bailout", America has almost certainly sealed its fate to become a nation with a very dim economic future. President Obama and our congressional "leadership" has failed us. The idea that we can borrow these enormous sums and somehow create financial strength with the kind and scope of proposed spending is prepostrous. Borrowing and spending these enormous amounts is like paying for ALL of your food, mortgage, clothing and entertainment with a credit card, while spending what income you generate in the meantime on "bad habits". Feels good while you still have an available (0 comments)
"Stimulus" pork- Tax credits, expanded loan limits, "stabilization" - 02/16/09 11:15 AM
Update: Obama has signed the gigantic "borrow and spend" bill. Congress voted on this before anyone in Congress had time to read it. Imagine our country's future under the "leadership" we now have. Here are some tidbits from the bill: Stimulus, or Pork? Congress at work. Here are just a couple of the ideas this crafty group of politicians have come up with to "stimulate" the economy. Of course, most of the pork they wish to purloin from the taxpayer pocket will result in very little long term stimulus-and is much better described as a political payback act. IN Oregon, (0 comments)
FNMA is warming up to investors- Limit increased - 02/11/09 11:39 AM
FNMA released guideline changes recently.. They've decided that investors aren't that bad after all. Well, those with deep pockets anyway! Imagine that. FNMA recently limited investors to 4 loans total- for 1-4 units. The limit has been raised to 10 loans. There are some added conditions, however. Here is a link to find more info on FNMA investor loan guideline changes. (0 comments)
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