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My honest opinion on things that I find interesting about the real estate industry. I'm here to help you save money and avoid making mistakes.

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2008 

I received an email alert from my preferred lender  telling me that 30year fixed rate mortgages were down to 5%.  I figured that it had to be a mistake.  I called him this morning and told him I wanted to refinance if the rate was still available. I had a first mortgage at 5.75% and a home equity...
11/26/2008
I stumbled upon this video and it brought tears to my eyes. My wife says that it's been around for awhile but it passed by me unnoticed until yesterday. Some guy, Matt, has done some quirky dance, kind of an Irish jig, in famous and not so famous places all over the world. Some places he is all a...
11/24/2008
Does your buyer's agent seem to be pushing you towards one house vs. another one for no appearant reason?  Like the saying goes, follow the money. There was a featured post this morning that disturbed me.  It suggested that sellers should increase the buyer's agent commission on their homes in or...
11/23/2008
I stumbled upon this video and it brought tears to my eyes.  My wife says that it's been around for awhile but it passed by me unnoticed until yesterday. Some guy, Matt, has done some quirky dance, kind of an Irish jig, in famous and not so famous places all over the world.  Some places he is all...
11/23/2008
I just saw the deal of the year.  A home that I had tried to sell 3 years ago for $450,000 went into foreclosure and just got listed for $152,000.  This home was built in 2004 on the foundation of an old home.  It was built in the craftsman style of the original home so it fits in well with the ...
11/19/2008
The Onion does some great satire. This one made me laugh just because it's so true.   In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?
11/17/2008
The world runs on trust.  When you can't trust someone, you stop doing business with them. I'm feeling that way with the government and the Federal Reserve. You can't trust  a word they say anymore.  Paulson says that he changed his plan about the bailout before the legislation was even passed.  ...
11/17/2008
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11/16/2008
Government bailouts are nothing new.  Whether or not the government should get involved in helping a particular group of people at the expense of society at large has been debated for centuries. It was written about back around 1850 by a French economist named Frederic Bastiat.  His book, The Law...
11/14/2008
Maybe my memory is going bad.  Weren't we just told last month that it was so critical for the government to buy troubled mortgage assets in order to unclog the system?  Here's the latest: Paulson also said the government is no longer planning to buy troubled mortgage assets, the original goal of...
11/12/2008
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