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Why, Why, WhY - 01/30/08 10:59 AM
Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead? Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection? Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Whose idea was it (4 comments)
New group started - Pottstown, PA - 01/30/08 10:38 AM
Welcome to the Pottstown Group. I've run Pottstownmortgage.com since the early days of the internet and hope you find this group to be useful and maybe even fun. Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. Pottstown was laid out in 1752-53 and named Pottsgrove in honor of its founder, John Potts. The old name was abandoned at the time of the incorporation as a borough in 1815. In 1888, the limits of the borough were considerably extended. Pottstown is the center of a productive farming and dairying region. In the past, its iron and steel (0 comments)
How to show your home so it sells - 01/30/08 09:28 AM
Here is an excerpt from the tips I've posted on our website at http://www.pottstownmortgage.com/how-to-show-home-for-sale.htm
Showing your home so it sells:Your home has to sell itself, not you or an agent will have luck selling a too worn house for what it could be worth. Make your house beautiful, fast. A sparkling home will make a prospect fall in love with your house - you know the feeling when you test drive a car or maybe when you bought this house - though you hide your excitement from the seller, you had to have it. You will pay a little more than you (0 comments)
http://www.pottstownmortgage.com/Rehoboth-Beach-House-for-sale.htm Presented By DEBBIE REED The Difference is Dedication! Office: (800) 263-5648Office: (302) 227-3818Home Office: (302) 227-4800Broker: (302) 227-4800Email Agent Print Contact Info Other Listings Visit Website (0 comments)
Credit bureaus contacting my customers - 01/29/08 03:03 PM
Has anyone has past experience with trigger leads, whereby when you pull a customer's credit report that the credit bureaus...Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, sell that info to other mortgage companies? I have heard of this happening, think it is wrong, and want to try to protect my customers privacy. An associate of mine said his mortgage company entered their mortgage co. phone number in the credit order screen and within an hour that phone was ringing non stop, and this was from mortgage companies that were not acting professionally and pushing non-traditional types of loans. We need to do something about this.
The need for title insurance - 01/28/08 12:42 PM
I think title companies add a lot of value and deserve to be paid for what they do. Title searches are very important. I just see people shelling out $2000-$3000 for title insurance and have never heard of a claim filed against a house where the title insurance was needed. Is it too expensive for those with high priced homes? It is typically the highest closing cost. Should it be optional if the title search is clean? Is it required in all states? I'd like to hear others thoughts on it. (2 comments)
Some free web marketing for PA professionals! - 01/26/08 05:39 PM
Realtors and title companies and other real estate professionals serving PA: Please so go my new blog, and at a minimum, under real estate professionals click comment and and leave your contact info, including web address. http://www.pamortgagepros.com/Blog This website gets a lot of traffic. We don't have any realtor affiliates. We need some! It will help me get my blog off the ground and is free marketing for you. (no mortgage companies please) Thank you. (4 comments)
The media is making matters worse - 01/25/08 10:46 PM
1/25/08 The worst housing financial crisis is only going to get worse, a Merrill Lynch report said today...they forecast a 15 percent drop in housing prices in 2008 and an additional 10 percent drop in 2009, with even more depreciation in 2010. With news like this, buyers are going to wait to buy...Seller's are going to panic. Why does one doom and gloom opinion make headlines? Maybe it will become a self fulfilled prophecy because of the media. I think things are going to level off as the NAR predicts.
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