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Last November I wrote a post entitled Buying 3 Months After You Sell Your Home in a Short Sale.  It was a real winner, at least in my eyes, but it also made it's way to the top of my blog scroll with the gold star.  The cliff note version of the post was that you can buy after a short sale.  Howe...
Yeah...just another dumb Speechless Sunday Photo.  But hey, what can I say?  I'm a sucker for my kids.  Here's big sister, Claire, trying to mentor (or boss around) little sister, Tessa.  Tessa's now 3 and 1/2, and Claire's now 8, and they get along very well.  I think Claire, with 3 brothers, l...
This is hot off the press!  If you bank in Saint Charles, Illinois, this is a huge loss to our community.  Really a bummer.  I know the folks who've ran this bank.  To say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement.  I've done banking in the past with Valley Community Bank and they have ver...
Co-Borrowers are borrowers that sign in order to help the main or primary borrower qualify for a loan.  The big hub bub in mortgage banking recently has revolved around Non - Occupant Co-Borrowers.  Non-Occupant Co-Borrowers are borrowers who will help the borrower guarantee the loan's performanc...
In my quest for a great Friday Night Meaningless Relaxation song, I give you Sara Evans. She's doing a remake of Radney Foster's "A Real Fine Place to Start." Frankly, I love his version. I like his version so much better, but he doesn't have a real video out on You Tube. Just a honky tonk live v...
Depending on their particular situation, different Senior Homeowners age 62 and older need different reverse mortgages.  Some Senior Homeowners may need to borrower the most money available to them in order to pay down debt, while others may simply want the peace of mind that comes from having mo...
So here we go again.  A big thaw?  Nawwwww, not here, not now, but I do feel something in the air.  So while I was searching for my great "wordless wednesday" photo, I got all warm and fuzzy thinking about warm and sunny.  I have lots of sunshine in this photo.  Sure, the weather's great, but so...
I read this book about 15 years ago. It was written by Slavmir Rawicz. He was put in the worst concentration camp up in Siberia in 1940. He escapes with a few others and begins a 2000 mile journey in their escape from Siberia, ending in the deserts of Mongolia. They pick up an 18 year old woman a...
After my years of floundering through high school and college, I decided that I'd become, just like the army say..."be all that you can be".  I got purposed in life and decided to use the skills and DNA that God had given me to do the most I can down here during my time walking this planet.  Now ...
I went out of town for a few days for some R&R. Got back tonight since the kids had the day off for President's Day. While I was driving, my kids and I were cranking my I-tunes. I ended up playing the following song, which is one of their favorites. As I'm always looking for the new and the old, ...

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