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Is The Federal Government Subsidizing Countrywide? - 11/30/07 11:27 AM
Countrywide chairman Angelo Mozilo, the Vladimir Putin of mortgage banking is now the subject of further speculation or at least the company he leads is. Because of CFC's active involvement in sub prime lending over the last several years, it was targeted yesterday by Senator Chuck Schumer who urged the company's use of its access to the Federal Home Loan Bank's (FHLB) lending system be reviewed and possibly curtailed. In a letter sent this week to Ronald A Rosenfeld, Chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board, Senator Schumer expressed: "serious concern over the lending practices of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, (5 comments)
Who Can You Call At 2:00 a.m.? - Part Two - 11/07/07 06:05 PM
In Harvey Mackay's book titled "Dig Your Well Before You Are Thirsty," he asks his readers: "Who Can You Call At 2:00 a.m.?" This question is one of the most critical and revealing questions one can ask themselves about their network of friends and business/personal acquaintances. To help understand what I'm getting at, answer these three questions: Can you make a list of ten powerful people you know that can make things happen if you called them.What have you done for any of these people lately?Do you only call them when you need something?Whenever I'm speaking and ask these questions, I often see the audience (4 comments)
The People You Know? - 11/05/07 07:42 PM
Have you every taken the time to think of or write down the names of all the people you have known? When you you complete this exercise, the web of connections throughout your lifetime is wide. Yet, HOW MANY ARE STILL INVOLVED IN YOUR LIFE TODAY? Now ask yourself, HOW MANY HAVE FADED AWAY FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER? Whether they are distant family members, old neighbors, friends from school, ex-coworkers and other casual acquaintances you have met along the way, they have all in some shape, way or form influenced or impacted your life positively or negatively. It is important to know who (5 comments)
Everything I Know About Being An Originator - 11/05/07 07:37 PM
Over the last few months, several friends and associates have asked me to consider writing a book about originating mortgage loans. The more I pondered their request, the more I found it to be a challenge. Every skilled mortgage originator has their own ideas about what it takes to be a successful originator and I am no exception. After twenty years in the business, I have observed, read and developed my own style and way of conducting business successfully. While my unique mortgage experience (good and bad) is very helpful, the more I thought about authoring such a book, the more (0 comments)
Great Thoughts To Ponder (11/05/2007) - 11/05/07 07:35 PM
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -- Goethe "One must be fond of people and and serving them if they plan on being successful long term in the mortgage or real estate profession." -- Dennis Geist "A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else." -- Cardinal De Retz "Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson "A person will not buy from you until he is convinced that you are a friend and are acting in his best interest. You must (1 comments)
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