Oregon Home Loans Mortgage Officer - New to the Active Rain Blog Experience

Mortgage and Lending with First Priority Financial

I am new to active rain and so this blog will be an introduction. I have a wonderful website called www.mortgageconsumer.com. I also have a blog called www.mortgageconsumerblog.com. However, I now wonder about just what are the benefits to blogging here compared to blogging on my website blog.  Can I copy my blog information from my blog to this blog or is original content the key. I certainly need to find out about the rules and the protocol about blogging here and setting up links too. I feel like I just embarked on a long journey with this website and I'm excited to participate further. Plus, what is with this point system and what advanatage is it to even have points? I love the fact that there is so much to discover about this site, but I feel at home here since I have been a loan officer for 7 years and I know the business pretty thoroughly.

Next blog will be thoughts about the industry and the mortgage business and the rates and the volitility. If a person doesn't have something to say about what is happening in our industry well....... how can one not express their thoughts when so much is going on.

For example, is it true that over 150 billion dollars has been lost in the mortgage meltdown? How many NEGAM loans did you put your client's into and why? Was it worth it knowing that many of the loans you originated might have been the ones now blowing up? Or were you the one of caution who advised clients away from teaser rate mortgages and convinced them to lock in a 30 year loan at 5.25% so they could sleep sound at night.

I consistently guided my clients seeking Oregon Home Loans, or even those clients from California seeking poor credit home loans away from the teaser rates, and so I too get to sleep well at night. Of course, I did not get many refinances from them because the rates have never dropped as low as what they were during the refi boom of 2002 and 2003, but I sure get lots of referrals from these satisfied clients.

Have a good evening.



Comments (3)

Susan Davis
Austin, TX
Excellence Advocate

Welcome to the rain!

To your success!


Feb 28, 2008 12:23 PM
Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland


Welcome to Activerain. A lot of questions. First of all the question regarding duplicate content is a little bit of an urban legend. All content has a timeline. Timelines then are referrenced by first through the last. The site that has the greater juice may enjoy a higher page rank. You do not get penalized nor do you lose ranking if you copy your own stuff. ( at least that is how I understand it)

Points in Activerain (AR). The points system probably has its greatest value in AR for establishing rank. Do a search in your state ( our State ) Oregon and you will notice the top people and there points alloted to them. By writing posts and commenting is how you rise in the ranks via points. Other than that I imagine it has some sort of childish bragging rites attached to it.

Writing duplicate content or copying from one blog site to another could be done I guess. Most people though prefer to write the bulk of an article on one site or the other, then write a teaser on the other site with a link to the original article.

Good luck and good writing.


Feb 28, 2008 12:36 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Hi Allen,

I see this is your first post on Active Rain.  Congratulations!!  I just wanted to welcome you to a fantastic Real Estate Industry Network!  Welcome aboard, I hope you'll continue to Blog, and invite others.  

I’ve added a link to a post called, “NEW MEMBERS – Start Here” that will hopefully get you up and running with the least amount of effort, and also help you to navigate around Active Rain more efficiently.

I hope you'll find this to be a useful post in helping you get started. 

Again, welcome to Active Rain, the best place to start, and have a Blogging experience!

Good Luck to you and your business!  B-)
Feb 28, 2008 04:41 PM