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5 Fun Facts About Fannie Mae Short Sales - 05/29/12 12:13 AM
This blog post offers extremely useful tips for anyone interested in Fannie Mae Short Sales...enjoy! --Bob Caldwell, Mortgage Banker, VA Loan Specialist and Military Relocation Services. Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria CA Homes Central Coast: 5 Fun Facts About Fannie Mae Short Sales Is there anything fun about short sales? Well probably not a lot. But certainly, they are more fun when they are approved quickly. Some of my favorite short sales have been on Fannie Mae loans. I’ve had a Fannie Mae streamlined short sale with Bank of America that was approved in 22 days with a seller incentive paid and (2 comments)
Need a Mortgage Banker This Three Day Weekend? - 05/26/12 08:59 PM
From the Desk of Bob Caldwell Need a last-minute mortgage banker this memorial day weekend? Look no further! Most people are spending this weekend at the beach or at a local pool--instead, I'm here trying to finalize loans with my clients. This is not of of necessity but out of choice. I want to be available 24/7 in order to best serve my clients or any other professionals whom I am working with. So if you need a mortgage banker this weekend--or any other time, any other day--call me, Bob Caldwell (301 643-3835) or fill out an online loan application because (0 comments)
Big news - Freddie Mac Now Accepts Electronic Signatures - 05/24/12 06:25 PM
Do you make use of DocuSiign? I recently began using it and love it. You are able to use a device such as an iPad (there are other ways as well) to sign documents and collect invoices. Furthermore it is extremely secure and is encrypted. This article--straight from DocuSign--announces that Freddie Mac now accept DocuSign signatures. Via Suzanne Alberti (DocuSign): Hello ActiveRain Community, this month's DocuSign post is a re-post from the DocuSign blog. Why a re-post? Because we have big news to share and it concerns those of you who work so hard in the real estate field. Please read the (2 comments)
Selling in the Sun: How to Prep the Home for Sale in Spring and Summer - 05/24/12 06:21 PM
Summer is around the corner, and as the tempature rises, "busy-season" for the housing industry is well underway. This is an excellent blog post, full of tips for those trying to sell their home this spring or summer. Via Chrissy Doremus ~ U.S. Inspect ~ Home Inspections (U.S. Inspect): I thought this topic was a great candidate to be featured in my print library. As always, being in the library means that I've added the capability to add your logo and use in your marketing! The Selling in the Sunshine blog is also pasted below. Description: This time of year can be a wonderful time to sell a house, the (0 comments)
New Real Estate Apps for the iPad - 05/21/12 12:28 PM
From the Desk of Bob Caldwell Recently I’ve discovered two iPad apps that most people in our industry will find useful: ShowYou and HomeSnap. Think of ShowYou as Instagram for video. It allows for easy, if menial, video tweaking (by comparison, iMovie, which is Apple’s consumer version of the professional editing suite Final Cut, gives you much-more functionality). Perhaps more importantly, however, is that ShowYou is about social video sharing—getting your videos views! And likewise, being able to find videos from friends and others that are relevant to your own liking. I expect this to grow in popularity over time, as (5 comments)
Google Knowledge Graph - 05/21/12 11:56 AM
Google Knowledge Graph, Project Glass, Self-Driving Cars, Siri, Watson and the future of “Post-PC” computing. I’ve written previously about Google’s frequent updates to their search algorithm and how that can affect your visibility from a Google search. Last week, Google released an updated algorithm that is much more revolutionary than evolutionary; it even has its own name: the Google Knowledge Graph. Google considers their newest algorithm important that it even has a page, including a video, that explains what the “Knowledge Graph” is: “When you search, you’re not just looking for a webpage. You’re looking to get answers, understand concepts and (0 comments)
Linked'In's New iPad App - 05/08/12 07:54 PM
Facebook, Twtiiter, and nearly every other social media service has had high quality iPad apps for a while. But Linked'In has always been mysteriously absent. Today Linked'In announced their ofdical iPad app. It is a very high quality which I recommend for Linked'In and iPad users. (2 comments)
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