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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Testimonials Kick A$$! - 06/27/08 08:36 PM
This one goes beyond just referrals. While it's a wonderful thing to have a former client refer somebody to you, it's even better when prospective clients can read or hear experiences from those folks ... and then talk to that person who has already done business with you. Then, they reach out. Then, it's a bit more comfortable to know they know a person who can and will look out for their best interests. At the end of the day, that's what matters to any consumer or person. (Consumers, aren't we all:-) I've delivered more 'Bad' news than I care to share recently. That's reality though. I'm sorry, (50 comments)
Most Positive Experience: The Dream That Takes You Home ... - 06/19/08 12:47 AM
She was one of those clients that was truly a pleasure to work with. Her peristence, patience, & steadfast pursuit of a dream ... became a magic moment in my Real Estate Career. Though young, she was not living an unencumbered life. With great motives and responsibility, she emerged from a struggle ... with a dream realized. The name has been changed to protect the admirable. Lucy came to me with a bundle of burdens in her credit history. Her passion was simple, to sell the home she currently lived in and buy a new one. She had made leaps and bounds in (70 comments)
My Father, My Faith, My Friend ... - 06/13/08 10:26 PM
Born sullen & weary, the young child rested within his mother's arms ... waiting for the grace that seemed inevitable. If I was musically talented Mike Sardi, you'd be in trouble:-) Somehow, someway, I found out at an early age that life is not only not easy ... but an experiment in the making. We are all on a similiar level, read behind and beyond the words if you think I'm incorrect. Nobody knows what really happens next, if anything. Heck, the whole deal is a leap of faith. That of, believing in God, ourselves, our existence, our importance, etc. One (37 comments)
A Different Type of Rehab! - 06/11/08 11:47 PM
Understanding the specifics of Rehab Loans can be tricky. Especially considering parameters and products often change. If you get nothing from this post as a Prospective Investor, Seasoned Investor, or Real Estate Agent, I'll sum up the key to any Rehab transaction in my opinion. Find the worst house in a decent neighborhood, that's probably going to be the ideal transaction for most Rehab Products. I have a couple of different outlets for Rehab Loans. For a more conventional and less pricey product, check out this information on the post I did on REHAB LOANS a little while back. There's another type of Rehab Financing (40 comments)
In some avenues of our Media and even the Real Estate Industry, Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) aren't the most popular guest at the dinner party. Yet for different situations, ARMs are often a better alternative to fixed rate mortgages, offering more options and more flexibility. Some time back, a bunch of Mortgage Professionals here on Active Rain participated in a contest in which the question posed was, "Which is better, A Fixed Rate or an Adjustable Rate." I had cited a term I had learned awhile back called the Sleep Principle. Simply put, whatever program you decide is best for (51 comments)
Blogger's Choice: New Host & Here's a Toast! - 06/01/08 01:57 PM
When I was asked to introduce and interview the new host for Blogger's Choice here on Active Rain, I was quite honored. When I found out who I'd be interviewing, I was thrilled. Few ooze class and professionalism more than the following person. Without further ado (nice choice in wording Mr. Sardi:-) ... I give you ... Lola Audu!
*Did Active-Rain find you or you, it? I would also love to hear your experiences, trials, & tribulations while you've been here!* 'Stumbling upon' would be the most appropriate way to describe how I started blogging on Active Rain. I had been Blogging (40 comments)
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