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Scrooge Real Estate Agent - 12/26/08 02:48 AM
I was thinking about an experience I had on Christmas a couple years ago. I got a call from an agent who wanted to show one of my listings on Christmas. They not only wanted to show it that day they wanted to show it on short notice. The same year that happened, I read a similar account from another agent on Active Rain. What would you do? I told them I could not make the appointment for them, but could schedule them for another day. It is Christmas and my clients have guests over. The seller's asked for no showings (51 comments)
2009 Military Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) for Honolulu County - 12/25/08 11:53 AM
As we get to the end of another year a few things will change. One of them is the Basic Housing Allowance for our active duty troops stationed in Honolulu County (Island of Oahu). The rates had a slight decrease from the 2008 levels. Those who are already stationed here will be grandfathered in at the previous rate. BAH in Honolulu County is much higher than most parts of the country. Coupled with VA Mortgages, buying a home is a viable option for our troops in Hawaii.
2009 Military Housing Allowance Monthly BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) for Honolulu County. The VA mortgage (10 comments)
New mortgage fiasco in the making? - 12/05/08 06:52 PM
This is an extremely insightful post from one of the respected mortgage industry folks from Las Vegas. I think Esko hit it on the head. Those who ran around causing a major part of the sub-prime mortgage problems are using similar tactics today with FHA financing.
Via Esko Kiuru - Las Vegas NV Mortgage Consultant: The financial system has taken it to the chin repeatedly over the last few years thanks to multiple factors, one of which was the subprime home loan product. Many eager borrowers were able to secure funding for a home purchase using its flexible underwriting criteria although (12 comments)
One thing that stands out about a real estate professional is their ability to keep their cool under pressure. The process of buying or selling real estate can be a very stressful process. Buyers are sellers in many cases are dealing with the most expensive thing in their life. Rarely does a real estate transaction happen with a curve ball or two. When this happens we separate the professionals from the amateurs. The professionals are those who see these are challenges or just part of the process. The amateurs are stressed out, acting badly or just shutting down. As (74 comments)
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