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5 Laws of Giving in Business - 08/30/11 08:22 PM
Times of Crisis-like the recession-tend to isolate people. many of us turn inward, safeguarding ourselves and our families against the unknown future. Yet, despite the economic turmoil-or, perhaps, because of it-more and more Americans are helping their fellow man. I know what you are thinking: many of us are working harder and longer for less money than ever before. How does anyone find time for philanthropy? It's because Givers give, in spite of their busy schedules and lives, they manage to continually give back to their communities. There are 5 Laws of giving in business: The Law of Value: Your true (1 comments)
Revisit our New Year's Resolutions - 08/30/11 08:14 PM
Let's revisit our New year's resolutions... Happy New Year! every year you set new goals for yourself. If you're like most Americans, by February, your resolve is waning, by May you don't even remember your resolutions. Pick at least three strategies and inplement them. Write it Down.You've heard it before, but writing down your goals forces you to get clear about what you want to achieve. Find a positive replacement to take the place of another bad habit. Tell someone. Talking about your goal-even if it seems huge and impossible-allows others to encourage and help you by providing resources and information. Take (0 comments)
Ida Mortgage Programs - 08/30/11 08:01 PM
IdaMortgage introduces Start Smart campaign and homebuyer's guide. This is all about learning about the home purchase process through homebuyer's education. Finally Home! Homebuyer education prepares homebuyers for homeownership. It covers everything from whether you can afford homeownership to information about mortgages, closing costs, budgets, and how to proptect your investment. In addition it answers questions borrowers may have regarding buying and owning a home. Accessing down payment & closing cost assistance. Homebuyers can utilize down payment & closing cost assistance to assist them with their home purchase. The IdaMortgage program has the unique ability to offer down payment & closing (0 comments)
NAPMW Les Bois - 08/24/11 08:39 PM
NAPMW Les Bois garnered Three National Awards at the Annual Education Conference last week in Reno. We are very unique in Idaho. We have 2 past National Prsident's still among our membership in Iva Deobald & Susan Semba. Iva & Susan continue to mentor and led the membership to mentor local members to follow. Joining them with achievement of new designations for Mortgage expertise are: Suzi Boyle-Certified in Mortgage Ethics; Train The Trainer Completion & teaching from Genworth Insurance to teach S.A.F.E classes and satisfaction of credentials to renew Certified Mortgage Instructor designation. Jessika Ondrick-Certified Mortgage Instructor designation; Carolyn Schreiner-Certified in Mortgage Ethics (0 comments)
NAPMW Les Bois 2011-2012 Calendar - 08/24/11 08:26 PM
NAPMW Les Bois welcomes back to the local Board Connie Lafrainer from City of Boise Housing & CD. Connie has served the Association in the past as Local President and also on the Northwest Region"s Advisory Board. She has also on the Northwest Region"s Advisory Board. She has also represented Les Bois as a delegate to the National Conference. Just last month she also achieved the CME ( Certified in Mortgage Ethics) designation. NAPMW Les Bois is also excited to add 2 new members to this year's Board of Directors. They are Jessika Ondrick, Vice President and Connie McDonough, Director/Treasurer. This (0 comments)
Industry Updates - 08/24/11 08:00 PM
Top 3 Industry Updates that will make you more valuable to your clients and referral partners! By Shanna Wroten-Tucker As a loan originator, we get mortgage rule and regulation updates all the time. What I want to share with you are a few updates that can potentially make you some money or provide valuable information to your referral partners. Here are 3 recent changes: Tip # 1-Fannie Offers a re-financing cash for buyers who paid cash for eitehr a primary residence or investment property. They have eliminated the 6 month waiting period as long as certain conditions have been met. Tip (0 comments)
Fannie Mae Updates - 08/24/11 07:51 PM
Don't Get Caught with Your Pants Down-Fannie is Changing DU ! Make sure you check your files now and get them submitted because the 8.3 update may kill your deal if you have to re-submit. on August 20th, Fannie Mae will be updating DU and he following new rules will take place...some hot....some not so hot. Here's my take on it: 1-Fannie will soon be loosening the restrictions on cash out refinancing for buyers who have recently paid cash for either a primary residence or investment property. They have eliminated the 6-month waiting period as long as certain conditions have been (0 comments)
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