After the storm, the rainbow comes

Mortgage and Lending with V.I.P. Mortgage

One of the best things I like about living in Tucson is the dramatic storms we get.  From my patio I can watch the storm clouds building and moving up through the valley.  Many times there is a lot of lightening dancing through the sky and ferocious winds.  Usually, there will be torrential rain for a while and you may not be able to see more than a few feet in front of you - but then, after the storm, the rainbow comes.

 Tucson Rainbow

The last two years in our business has been quite like a desert storm.  All the guideline changes came with the speed of lightening and roared through like ferocious winds blowing apart what we had all gotten comfortable with.  It has been hard to see ahead to the future, to know where home values would finally settle, when the foreclosures and short sales would slow down enough for us to catch our breath and what the rules would be to obtain a mortgage.

Today feels like the storm is coming to an end.  The lightening has slowed.  The winds have calmed.  The torrential rains have diminished.  And I know after the storm, the rainbow comes.


Posted by

Jane Penttinen, Sr. Loan Officer
NMLS #222178
Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC

Jane Penttinen (Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC - Sr. Loan Officer): Loan Officer in Tucson, AZ 

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Comments (10)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Jane - that looks like Saddleback?  Gorgeous storms out that direction - love this photo.  I'm not so sure the storm is over - I think we might have a ways to go yet....

Oct 08, 2009 11:47 AM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Hey Anna! - The storm is almost over!  I can see the rainbow coming.  It's there - really!

Oct 08, 2009 12:06 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Storms are one of my very favorite life experiences, and a major reason I love Tucson!  Thanks for sharing.

Mike in Tucson

Oct 08, 2009 02:57 PM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Hey Mike!  Happy Friday!  Storms are a little different here, aren't they?

Oct 09, 2009 12:53 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Jane, I never liked storms until I met my husband. He loves the rain and I enjoy them with him.  While in Hawaii, after a rain, we saw two rainbows was awesome. I've got to find those photos...

Oct 11, 2009 05:47 AM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Rebecca - I LOVE rainbows!  We see them all the time from our patio.  Please find the pictures of the double ones - I'd love to see them.

Oct 12, 2009 03:06 AM
Home Loan Search.Online
Home Loan Search Online - Newnan, GA

One of my favorite times is when we just come out of the storm and everything is calm and we know that the future is bright. 

Oct 14, 2009 02:23 AM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Hi Darrell!  Thanks for taking the time to comment.  I guess that's why I like rainbows so much - they show us that the future is bright indeed.

Oct 14, 2009 02:58 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I love rainbows....great picture Jane!


Oct 15, 2009 01:49 PM
Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Thanks Debra.  We get to see rainbows from our patio after almost every single storm.

Oct 16, 2009 01:04 AM