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FHA May Require a Home Inspection on Flipped houses - 01/26/10 04:03 PM
You read that right. Its all over the web that the FHA has waived the 90 rule they recently implmented, however when they made the waiver, they threw in a few items to make sure they didn't finance a big pile of rubble.
One of those provisions is that if the home sells for 20% more than the seller paid for it, THE LENDER HAS TO ORDER A HOME INSPECTION. Now the lender can charge the borrower for the inspection but that does not change the lender is the one the home inspector is hired by.
Don't take my (1 comments)
What Separates You From Others in Your Industry? - 01/07/10 11:44 AM
I recently read the blog "Do All People Suck?" and it got me thinking, what separates you from the others in your industry? Some people teach others, some people are great with communication, some take continuing education classes that they can actually benefit from, however there are way too many people that simply do what they have to in order to get by. they take classes they are not interested in, simply to meet the requirements. I recently heard a broker telling agents how to take a two hour on line class in 15 minutes. I was appalled. I have a (5 comments)
“Well I believe my inspector is genuine, they seem authentic.” The question is who says they are certified? Did they take a quick online test and send a check. Did they sit through a 6 hour program that magically immersed them in the knowledge they needed to do their job? Do they belong to a national association. Does that association really enforce its rules? Do they get continuing education?
The fact is almost anyone can call themselves certified (61 comments)
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