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While I'm not a Realtor myself, Bryan Robertson gives some GREAT safety tips and advice for folks holding open houses at their property.  Whether you are a Realtor or someone trying to sell your home on your own, and you want to utilize an Open House strategy, this is important safety information...
08/01/2011
To lollygag...to dawdle or waste time. Are you a lollygagger?  I sure hope not.  I was just out running some noon time errands and came upon an intersection with a couple of pedestrians.  They had the "walk" sign and proceeded into the intersection.  I waited for them to cross as so I could make ...
08/01/2011
Yup, you heard me right, there was a salamander in the line! Dear hubby and I are blessed to be living in beautiful Rogue Valley here in Southern Oregon.  Our house sits on a few acres overlooking the beautiful valley and we're fortunate to have irrigation rights as a watering source for the lawn...
08/01/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - August 1, 2011 This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.500%   (4.739% APR)                                                15 Year   ...
08/01/2011
Great Pizza at Wild River Brewing and Pizza!   I decided to work from home today...both mortgage work related as well as doing some chores around the house. Dear hubby surprised me when he came home about an hour ago and said "Let me take you to lunch!"  I'm certainly not going to turn down a mid...
07/29/2011
  So last night I got home...ooops, what to make for dinner in that I hadn't pulled anything out of the freezer.   What did I have on hand? Baby spinach, pasta, bacon (who the heck doesn't like BACON), some cooked prawns, Asiago cheese, half n half, butter, garlic...ok, you get the picture.   So,...
07/29/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Mortgage Interest Rates - Medford Oregon - July 29, 2011 This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.500%   (4.739% APR)                                                15 Year  ...
07/29/2011
JEWISH GENIE   An Arab had spent many days crossing the desert without finding a source of water.  It got so bad that his camel died of thirst. He crawled through the sands, certain that he was breathing his last breath, when suddenly, he saw a shiny object sticking out of the sand several yards ...
07/28/2011
Is the bank holding the seller hostage? This one of the strangest things I've heard.  I have borrowers who put in an offer on a short sale months ago.  The seller accepted it and of course, it's been in the hands of the bank for months now.  I phoned my borrowers agent earlier this morning to see...
07/28/2011
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Rodney is the eternal optimist.  Does he like to go bye bye in the truck?  Heavens no.  He loves, Loves, LOVES to go bye bye in the truck!   So, I arrived home from work the other day to find dear hubby working on the roof, for the new shop he's building.  I pull into the garage and I'm pleasantl...
07/28/2011
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Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages
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