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Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - August 23, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.250%   (4.492% APR)                                                15 Year...
08/23/2011
Your mortgage payment....and BEYOND!!!!! There is certainly a wealth of information available on the internet that pertains to what a person can qualify for in terms of a new mortgage payment.  Typically that discussion will revolve around what's known as your DTI, or Debt To Income ratio.  That'...
08/22/2011
Cynthia provides some great information that all Realtors and consumers need to be aware of.  The last thing anyone wants, is a last minute "surprise" that could potentially hold up a buyer's loan closing.   When an appraiser is assigned a property, they are armed with more than just the offer pr...
08/22/2011
The Snake and the Bunny Once upon a time, in a nice little forest, there lived a blind little bunny and a blind little snake. One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest and the snake was slithering through the forest when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, kno...
08/22/2011
 Bubba  and Johnny Ray were sittin' on the front porch drinking beer  when a large truck loaded with rolls  and rolls of sod went by.   "I'm  gonna do dat when I win the lottery," said  Bubba.   "Do  what?" asked Johnny Ray.   "Send  my grass out to be mowed."
08/21/2011
This is a very well written piece by John Scott with regard to Capital Gains and the Surviving Spouse.  I definitely felt it worthy of sharing to my readers as well.  I've disabled comments as please, comment directly to John's post.  Thanks!  Capital Gains Taxes and the Surviving Spouse A friend...
08/20/2011
I shared recently that hubby and I bought some ground buffalo and made burgers.  Buffalo, in my opinion has a much better flavor than beef.  Well, in our quest for experimenting with different flavors, hubby suggested lamb burgers.  Hmmmmmmm, what to do with a lamb burger?  When ever I hear discu...
08/20/2011
I wrote a post the other day, Are the Banks getting a "pass" basically venting a bit of frustration as to so many REO's sitting out there in a state of disrepair.  I questioned why banks were basically held at a different standard than the borrowers, who, per the agreement in their Promissory Not...
08/19/2011
NOT BLESSED YET Mrs. O'Donovan was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father O'Rafferty. "Top o' the morning to ye," said the Father. "Aren't you Mrs. O'Donovan? Didn't I marry ye and yer husband two years ago?" She replied, "Aye, that ye did, Father." "And be there any ...
08/19/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - August 19, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.250%   (4.492% APR)                                                15 Year...
08/19/2011
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