As of 2016, Susan is no longer practicing in the USA and retains this blog as a service. Clients may call or email for a professional realtor or lender referral in Whatcom and San Juans counties
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Nosediving starts to feel normal after a while. So a two day hike up in the stock market is met with waxing lyrical soothsayers promising the worst is behind us. Who among us believes this bunk? Reality check: The FDIC released a report today that admits 305 banks are on their watch list now...th...
WHAT--You haven't heard of biznik? It was started by a Dan McComb and his team of technogeeks in Seattle, WA and it's really taken off. It's all about meeting up in real life by using online network tools. This social networking site is really ripe for creative community builders like Active Rain...
HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS is working! Our Fannie Mae Freddie Mac lenders are rolling out the new 105% DU- refinance for folks whose home is underwater with a mortgage higher than the house value. If you have a loan without Mortgage Insurance now (would have been 80% 1st or an 80/20%) combo then the ...
A very important point on the absolute NEED for home inspections!We're in the middle of an economic and individual housing meltdown in this country. People are losing their homes, banks are losing their assets. To comfort the government, banks and homeowners, new appraisal regulations are being...
Mea culpa! All of a sudden, with business hopping around here and I am finding the sudden popularity hard to take. What a problem to have eh? I have been literally run off my feet--unable to return calls in a reasonable time frame. Hardly subtle way to tell folks they don't matter!!! Worse yet, ...