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Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!      You've perhaps seen Experian's latest marketing pitch on TV commercials for their "Boost" product - "Help Raise America's Credit Scores", the website hero image reads.  And yes, the product can do what it says - boost a user's credit scores.  That's great news,...
05/15/2019
Real Estate is No Longer Local Real Estate is local!  It's a term that's been thrown around for decades, and in fact, there's been a lot of truth to it for a long time, because the reality is that different locales have HUGE differences in not only how things are done, but what things are done, a...
05/06/2019
2nd Home Purchase in Tennessee      Recently, our team was fortunate enough to get a call from one of our favorite clients - think kind, generous, and SO fast at getting any and everything needed for a transaction to move seamlessly.  That's these folks.  Over the years, we've worked together a f...
05/06/2019
Recently Closed  -VA Mortgage New Construction in Oregon      Recently my team was fortunate enough to be introduced to a couple who decided to have their dream home built in Oregon.  Originally from Hawaii, work brought this couple to the mainland, and they decided to buy a new construction home...
04/29/2019
Don't Trust The Builder      Shiny objects.  Fancy Counters.  "Design credits".  Closing cost help.  All this can be yours, if you just trust the builder.  Their escrow/title company.  Their lender.  Your own representation?  You don't need that!  Someone with a fiduciary duty to you?  Don't worr...
04/14/2019
Get Your FHA Buyers RE-Pre-Approved Have you heard the latest fashion trend in the mortgage industry?  Re-Pre-Approval?  No?  Well, that's OK, because it's not really a thing.    BUT, FHA recently changed the way they score mortgage loans, and this month, the new rules/algorithms are in full swin...
04/08/2019
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy The Compound Effect is April's Compass South 'Between the Lines' book club selection.      If you're looking for a great book club involving members of the real estate community, may I first recommend you check out Compass South's Facebook Page, where once/mont...
04/04/2019
Recently Closed - Relocation Home Purchase in Hendersonville, TN      One of the JM Loans team's favorite scenarios to help clients is when someone is involved in a relocation.  When people are moving state to state or cross country to an area they're not familiar with, it adds another set of str...
03/01/2019
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins Does anyone else 5-4-3-2-1 their ass out of bed every morning?  After reading this book, I am.  Bright and early.  Well, this time of year, maybe not so bright - but early!   Before I dive into the book, I first have to mention where I heard about it - Compass Sou...
02/25/2019
Those Who Can't Do, Teach       As someone that once aspired to be a teacher, it pains me to write the title of this post.  As a member of the real estate industry, though, I find it necessary to point out some things that bother me about our industry.       The best - the VERY best - in the mort...
01/25/2019
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