adjustable rate mortgages: Shopping for the Right Mortgage - 05/05/07 01:18 AM
Finding a mortgage that's right for you should be easy. There are literally hundreds of options to choose from, including Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Hybrids, Interest Only, Monthly Option ARMs, and Pay Select Mortgages, to name just a few. Mortgages are available at rates ranging from an introductory rate of 1.00% to well over 10.00%. You can finance up to 100% of your home's value and, in some cases, your closing costs as well.
However, because there are so many options available, it's important to seek advice from an experienced mortgage professional who has your best interest at heart. The first step … (1 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Enhance Your Role as the Gate Keeper: Take Your Business to a New Level - 05/05/07 01:07 AM
As every professional knows, it's important to have a reliable network of referral partners who regularly send business your way and to whom you send clients as well. But according to Business Network Int'l. founder and networking expert, Dr. Ivan Misner, it's possible to take these relationships and their resulting benefits to another level. It's all about positioning one's self as the "Gate Keeper of the Lead".
A "Gate Keeper" is someone who not only refers business, but does so by becoming the center of the referral circle, ensuring that all contacts pass through them.
For example, say that you're at a … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Tap Into Google Local: Your Personal Chamber Of Commerce - 04/30/07 11:02 PM
The Internet has revolutionized the way we live in countless ways. We are able to access news as it's happening, email friends and relatives all over the world, and purchase anything from cars to vacation packages with a few clicks of the mouse.
What's ironic is that we frequently neglect to use this amazing resource when it comes to finding things in our local area. That's where GoogleTM, the world's leading search engine, comes in. Google has produced a search tool, called Google Local, which you can use to locate anything from an Italian restaurant or golf course to a dentist or … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Learn from Your Success: Focus On Strengths Rather Than Weaknesses - 04/30/07 10:55 PM
Our culture teaches us to focus on our weaknesses and then improve upon them. While practice is critical to improvement in some areas, author Benson Smith of the Gallup Organization believes it is more important to focus on your strengths. By turning your strengths into super-strengths, your valuable time can be spent in areas where you feel more comfortable.
Over the course of 40 years, the Gallup Organization studied 250,000 sales representatives and 25,000 managers. The results were published in the best-selling book, Discover Your Sales Strengths: How the World's Greatest Sales People Develop Winning Careers.*
According to Smith, "You do learn from … (8 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Increasing Your Hourly Rate of Pay - 04/30/07 12:52 AM
Each and every one of us works on an hourly rate of pay. What we get paid by the hour has a direct correlation with what we choose to do with our time, and how we make use of the employees and systems we surround ourselves with in our daily work activities.
Here is a great exercise that will put into perspective how you use and manage your time, and henceforth drive your hourly rate of pay. Take out a yellow legal pad and place it on your desk. Every day for the next 3 days, in 15 minute increments, write down … (1 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: How Purchase Loans Are Made: A Step−By−Step Walkthrough - 04/29/07 10:50 AM
1. Pre-qualification - Lenders are encouraging buyers to get pre-qualified for a mortgage so they'll know in advance how much house they can afford.
2. Loan Search - Although buyers often use a lender recommended by their Real Estate agent, some prefer to do their own comparisons.
3. The Hunt - The buyer begins shopping for a house. When the right one is found, the terms of the sale are negotiated, including the sale price and often the type and conditions of the loan being sought.
4. Loan Application - It's crucial to supply the lender with as much information as possible, as accurately … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: ON−Time: Take Time Out for Planning - 04/29/07 01:20 AM
Have you ever had days, weeks, or even months go by when you were frustrated in your work activities because you failed to implement the things that you know you need to do in order to be more successful? Perhaps you've taken pages and pages of great notes at seminars on the subject of how to improve your business, only to return to the office the next day and implement none of it. The reason this happens to people is because they lack a plan. More importantly, it happens because they are not practicing ON-Time.
ON-Time is a time you set aside … (1 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: An Inverted Yield Curve: What It Means to Mortgage Rates & Programs - 04/28/07 12:34 AM
The U.S. economy, interest rates, and the housing market are frequent topics on the nightly news. Viewers are told about leading economic indicators, how the stock market has performed, and whether the Federal Reserve is planning on changing interest rates. What isn't explained is how these items are interrelated and how they may impact which home loan is best for you.
The Federal Reserve attempts to keep the U.S. economy healthy through its use of monetary policy. As fears of inflation increase, the Fed will raise certain short-term interest rates such as the federal funds rate, which is the interest rate banks … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Marketing to the Better Half- Don't Leave Spouses Out of the Equation - 04/28/07 12:27 AM
Marketing guru Faith Popcorn, who is considered a trend expert, posed this insightful question to an audience in San Francisco back in 1999: "Since men and women are obviously different, why do we continue to market to them in the same way?"
Let's take Faith's concept a step further: When meeting with a couple, why do we typically engage one partner in the relationship in conversation, when we know the deal is an important financial transaction involving both partners? Aren't we opening ourselves up to problems by not marketing to each one?
How many times have you built a rapport with one person, … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Strategic Financing: The Solution to Today's Changing Market - 04/27/07 12:35 AM
Interpreting one of the main challenges of today's mortgage market isn't as difficult as it might seem. With interest rates on the rise, a lot of consumers are extremely troubled by the negative effects of increasing interest rates on their Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Each month, they are forced to watch hopelessly as their monthly payments increase and interest rates climb closer and closer to the lifetime caps of their loans. For these homeowners who are struggling, refinancing into a 30-year fixed rate mortgage may not help them right now. In fact, doing so could increase their monthly payment and further strain … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Trapped in Telephone Purgatory? Use These Short Cuts & Break Free - 04/25/07 11:43 PM
Does this scenario sound familiar? Your latest credit card statement comes in the mail, and there's an error. You know that it needs to be dealt with, but for some reason you keep putting it off. Then it hits you. The reason for your procrastination is that you just cannot bear the thought of calling "customer service". Just the idea of facing a telephone maze of pressing buttons and repeating personal information over and over again to a computer is so daunting, so loathsome, you actually consider just paying the charge.
The good news is your days of wallowing through the Dante's … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Victorville Facts and Information - 04/25/07 01:33 PM
Here is a link that will help you discover Victorville and some of the history behind it!!
Victorville, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hope you find this site informative. Please don't hesitate to give me a call if you need any more information.
 
 
 
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adjustable rate mortgages: Gasoline $ense - 04/24/07 11:37 PM
In terms of the economy and its effect on our daily lives, there is no hotter topic than the outrageous prices we are seeing at the pumps. The maddening part is as consumers, we have zero control over these inflated costs. To make matters worse, there's always that person who says something like, "You know, Europeans pay a lot more for gas than we do." That's true, but it doesn't make it any easier when we're reaching for our credit cards at the pump. The absolute worst part about high gas prices, however, is the notion of having no alternatives. Even … (6 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Disaster Preparedness- Simple Steps Everyone Can Take - 04/23/07 11:48 PM
Natural disasters are a fact of life. Each area of the country has its own challenges, from hurricanes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to tornados in the Plains and earthquakes in California. Regardless of where you live, it's important to have plans in place to ensure that you and your family are prepared should an emergency arise. Begin by researching which types of events could occur in your community: •Contact local authorities to learn how community alerts are issued and the evacuation routes you will need to follow. •Inquire about emergency plans at work, school, and any other locations that … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: The Art of Happiness- Making Each Day Your Best - 04/23/07 11:15 PM
In The Art of Happiness*, the Dalai Lama shares this powerful insight into life: "I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. [Regardless of religion], we are all seeking something better in life. So I think the very motion of our life is toward happiness." But how do we achieve this happiness which everyone craves? What commonality can we draw upon, regardless of health, wealth, appearance, etc.? The Dalai Lama goes on to explain how the mind can be trained for happiness, despite a lack of material wealth and success. It's that whole … (3 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: One-of-a-Kind Gifts - 04/23/07 12:45 AM
Purchasing a gift can be a stressful experience. Whether you're buying for a close friend or a mere acquaintance, the same questions arise. Will they like it? If the answer is yes, then it could be that they already own it! If you choose to go the safe route and buy a candle, a dessert item, or a gift certificate, then the gift may appear less personal than you intended. Thanks to a couple of great websites, the perfect gift, regardless of who you're buying for, may only be a click away.
www.findgift.com
This is an excellent website for buying one-of-a-kind gifts. For … (1 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: College Savings Plans - 04/23/07 12:21 AM
Saving for your child's education just became a bit more complex as a result of the new tax bill passed last May. The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) is a popular program which allows minors to own stock in their name and, if they fall between the ages of 14-17, to pay taxes on the proceeds exceeding $1700 at their own lower tax rate. Under the new legislation, however, these proceeds will be taxed at the parents' higher rate, challenging the growth potential of this investment plan.
Other popular college savings plans include the 529 State College Savings Plan, the Prepaid 529, … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Where Your Tax Dollars Go - 04/22/07 01:27 AM
The US government expects to collect some $2.6 trillion in tax revenue this year! That's a 6% increase over last year, and a 13% jump since 2005. With the tax season behind us, did you ever wonder how your tax contributions are spent? Well, according to the government's 2008 budget, nearly 71% of this money is already slated for mandatory programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and interest toward the national debt. The military receives about 17% of the total budget, with another 1.3% funding homeland security. The remaining discretionary revenue not only funds highways, railroads, airports, etc., it also pays … (2 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: The Pitfalls of Plastic - 04/22/07 01:19 AM
Credit cards are a great tool when it comes to building up a good credit history. However, according to a recent report, credit card debt in America reached nearly $800 billion in 2005. How can you obtain the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls? Here are some dos and don'ts:
Monitor your balances: Credit card usage and management makes up 30% of your credit score. Keep each account balance below 50% of the available credit limit at all times to maintain your score, and below 30% to improve your score.
Read everything: Credit card companies can change the terms of your account at … (0 comments)

adjustable rate mortgages: Subprime Changes the Lending Landscape - 04/21/07 01:44 AM
The effects of the subprime crisis are becoming clearer with each passing day. According to the Wall Street Journal, tightening guidelines and fewer available products are creating challenges for borrowers with credit issues. If you're thinking about taking on or refinancing a mortgage, your credit score will be crucial when it comes to obtaining the best loan program available.
For homeowners with ARMs that are scheduled to reset anytime within the next 2 to 24 months, the challenges are even greater. With higher credit standards and tightening guidelines, you may not even qualify for a refinance if you wait too long. At … (0 comments)

 

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