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Your local real estate market can be like a layer cake.  You know the kind I'm talking about, the one with the big base where the next levels get smaller and smaller until they hit the top. The base is the starter home market.  This is where the action is in most markets, good or bad.  There's al...
10/25/2011
Signing, is when you go to the closing table to sign your loan doc's.   Enough slang in that sentence for you?  Of course, everyone knows that you'll need to sign a whole stack of papers when you complete a real estate transaction involving a mortgage.  What's confusing for most borrowers/buyers ...
10/22/2011
Your loan hasn't ben sent to the Doctor-to get healthy.  We don't have a secret "loan hospital" for sick loans.  No when we refer to a loan as having gone to "Doc's", we are referring to sending your loan to have the Loan Documents prepared or drawn. What this means to you as a borrower is, your ...
10/22/2011
So, here's an old trick that this dog knows....It's funny, whenever I find business is slow, I can trace it to a time in a previous month or two where I didn't work so hard. There's a reason that sales trainers push you to do "the 90 day burn" or "84 days to success" or........ Put in the effort ...
10/17/2011
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I used to be an avid reader of newspapers.  In fact, it wasn't uncommon for me to read two a day..... Used to be....Funny, now that I live by myself how I don't have the time.  I swore that I would always be a newspaper reader.  Kind of like how I swore I would always read books and not on an e-r...
10/16/2011
Someone very close to me recently had to come up with $2,400 to rent a two bedroom apartment, between the deposit and the first months rent......a lot of money, but way cheaper than buying, right? I'm working with three customers right now who will be able to purchase a house with significantly l...
10/15/2011
Yesterday, a fairly sophisticated home buyer called me about a pre-approval.  He and his wife own a home, and a vacation home.  This is a successful business couple who are doing well in the residential construction market despite the current economy.  He indicated that they wanted to buy a new p...
10/15/2011
So....if you haven't heard, there's been a bit of a recession, brought on by the housing and mortgage crisis.  Many so-called "experts" tell us it's really hard to get a mortgage, and speak of ridiculous rumors as fact (things like you have to have 20% down, and it's harder than ever to get a mor...
08/31/2011
I'm not a Real Estate Agent, just a lil' old lender, but I have a bit of a question for you agents out there.  Why do you advertise property on the web, but not tell me anything about the property? I've been either an agent or a lender for 30 + years, which makes me always interested in what's go...
07/14/2011
Underwriter - underwriting - When you mention underwriting to people outside of the business, they imagine mysterious, all-knowing prophets sitting in some cloistered ivory tower, conjuring up new methods of torturing buyers, realtors and loan officers with difficult conditions on loans.  In real...
07/07/2011
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