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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I wrote a post about credit scoring entitled What You Need to Know About Credit Scoring. There were 5 variables that affect the credit score of the borrower. Needless to say, I really think that while credit inquiries have the lest amount of weight towards your credit, it also happens to be the m...
04/08/2015
What a quote!!!!  I hate when someone says...."where have you been?"  Times change and so do people and cirucmstances and situations.  I was all in for my first 800,000 points....being #1 in Illinois for years as well as top 100 nationally through A.R., but then comcast went down.....and I mean D...
04/07/2015
We just closed a client this past week. The clients were people, albeit first time homebuyers.  They got pre-approved for a certain loan amount, and the loan officer told them what they needed to do prior to closing.  Some of the comments were: Don't rack up any more debt on the credit cards Don'...
11/29/2014
I have to tell you that I don't get disappointed easily in life.  I rarely rant either.  But, I do have to say that Westbow Press has been less than stellar in delivering what they said that they would.  I wrote a book, NO REWIND, of which I'm thrilled with the final product.  The production piec...
09/22/2014
There are a few common mistakes that borrowers do wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooooooooo often.  I see it time and time again.  Don't make the mistake that a lot of buyers make.   1)   DON'T BUY A CAR BEFORE YOU GET YOUR NEW HOME:    I CANT TELL YOU HOVE OFTEN THIS HAPPENS, BUT IT'S A LOT!!!  The ...
09/02/2014
I have this couple, who I'll call Jane and Jim.  Awesome couple.  Been working years to rehab their credit and get into a position to buy a home.  Credit issues were prevalent due to some not so wise decisions during thei youth, but hey...they have me, Larry Bettag to help them rehab their credit...
06/30/2014
Anyone ever hear of XTERRA?   Neither had I until about 8 years ago.  It's basically the triathalon on steroids.  All terrain.  Not smooth surfaces.  Best athletes in the world.    I became captivated by a remarkable young woman named Jamie Whitmore.  She has won 37 championships and is in the XT...
06/25/2014
I was just sitting in an legal ethics seminar for my continuing ed.  They shared this story with me: Two law partners, running a practice, place an ad on Craig's List for a new legal secretary.  "Need to be young and send a photo.  Must be a great legal secretary.  The last legal secretary could ...
05/19/2014
We took a new application this past week from a client who was relocating back to our area.  She worked for a national company who is moving her from place A to our backyard.  The scenario??  Excellent credit!  Superb Income, Great Assets.....a lender's dream.  We issue a pre-approval and she put...
05/09/2014
There are a few common mistakes that I see borrower do all too often.  I see it time and time again.  Don't make the mistake that a lot of buyers make. DON'T BUY A CAR BEFORE GOING HOME SHOPPING    I can't tell you how many times that I see a new applicant come to me to buy a home.  They say "we'...
05/06/2014
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