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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Straightline Group, Inc.



Federal Reserve Cuts Key Interest Rate by Half Point The Federal Reserve, winding down a two-day meeting on interest rates, has cut the funds rate from 1.5% to 1% as it faces the worst financial crisis in decades.  What does this mean to you and/or your clients?First, for the second time in a mon...
Good Evening!Californians lose record number of homes to foreclosure, according to the Los Angeles Times article released just this week. Was this preventable? To a certain extent, yes. A record number of homes were lost to foreclosure in California over the last three months, up 228% from last y...
Good Afternoon! I write you for two reasons today.  First, to share some insights with you about WaMu and Option ARMs and second, to share with you our teams views on how traditional Loan Officers failed to guide your clients with this type of loan.  Why is what I'm about to share with you import...
FHA Launches New Program to Help Lenders Refinance Troubled Loans Carrie Bay | 10.03.08 The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) rolled out the new Hope for Homeowners (H4H) program on October 1. The program was created as part of the larger Economic Recovery Act of 2008 passed by Congress this s...
Only Successful People Fail       "When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power." ~Phyllis Bottome1884-1963, Novelist and Lecture...

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