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Ok, so Real Estate Barcamp Los Angeles goes live on Thursday, April 2nd! It's basically a one-day event on everything Social Media in Real Estate. People who've used social media successfully will be there and so will people who have no idea where to start. So whether you're a novice or fluent i...
02/20/2009
The Answer: "Because it gets me clients. It gets me commission checks. What's not to like?" -- Jay Thompson, Thompson's Realty in Phoenix, Arizona The truth is, when is comes to blogging and social media, the results are going to vary from user to user. But, I'll tell ya this much, the results ar...
10/04/2008
Do you know why most people hate their mortgage? It's because they know that over the life of that 30-year loan, they will have spent more in interest than the house cost them in the first place! So what's a soon-to-be homeowner and an existing homeowner to do? A bigger down payment upon purchase...
08/12/2008
When you're a Real Estate Agent, you dream of having a Pre-Approved Borrower with a Buyer's Brokerage Agreement every time someone hops into that SUV. It'd be the perfect client every time! But alas, you live in the "real world" where no one is approved for fear of running & ruining their credit ...
06/10/2008
Did you know that you could increase your credit score by as much as 50 to 100 points in as little as 45 days? And here's the kicker, you can do it without using a formal credit repair service (Uh oh, now I'd on gone done it...here comes the onslought...). So what's the big secret Ricardo? What's...
06/10/2008
What does it take to get married? Well, it starts with a formal proposal. With life in general, two people meet. Man loves woman. Woman loves man. Man buys a diamond ring (as is the formal custom), gets down on one knee and says “will you marry me?” Then he experiences a split millisecond of gut ...
06/06/2008
Note: this post is part of a continuing series that I host on my outside blog here. Feel free to visit and leave me your thoughts...   Jobless Claims came in yesterday lower than expected; this is typically bad for interest rates. Just have a look...today's 30-year fixed rate mortgage sits at 6.2...
06/06/2008
Note: This is a repost of my article on my home blog here. I'm posting it here because I think it's a nice reminder to focus on everything that's good in our lives. In order to excel in what we do we need to be confident in ourselves and our abilities every day.   Ever heard the saying, you are w...
06/03/2008
The fact is, it can be tough coming up with enough money for a down payment! Say you needed 10%... 10% of $400,000 is a whopping $40,000! Calculation:$400,000 Purchase Price x 10% = $40,000 (required down payment excluding closing costs) You've only managed to save $25,000 but you're ready to ow...
05/20/2008
Did you know that Arthur Morris is the man responsible for creating the installment loan in (or around) 1910? It was called the Morris Plan (clever name huh) and it was the first stab at making credit available to the average person despite heavy criticism that lending money to working class cit...
05/16/2008
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