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Opting OutWhen talking with a client about doing a mortgage preapproval one of the first things we do in today's world is help the client "opt out" of spam to avoid getting their phones and inboxes blown up when their credit is run.For those that don't know, a "trigger lead" occurs when a hard cr...
02/22/2024
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I'm a snarky son of a....wonderful woman, my mother is a Saint.   But I can be snarky, difficult, stubborn, and sometimes mean (when I'm mean, it almost always comes from a place of humor that misses the mark).  But, when I go down that path, I try to consider what I'm adding to the world.To that...
08/02/2023
The Fed has once again hiked the Fed funds rate, this time with a .25 hike announced today.  This brings the Fed rate to 5.5%, the highest level in 22 years, signaling tighter credit, more expensive borrowing, and more pressure on banking profitability as the Fed continues to wage war on inflatio...
07/26/2023
5 Things Agents Can Do To Improve Communication Throughout a real estate transaction, there's a lot of communication by a lot of involved parties.  Buyer, seller, buyer's agent, seller's agent, buyer's agent's transaction coordinator, seller's agent's transaction coordinator, escrow, title, insur...
07/12/2023
What Makes You Exceptional? This month, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and I want to know what makes you exceptional?   It is estimated that in the United States alone, there are OVER 3 MILLION real estate agents, with over 1 million REALTORS.  While the number of US adults that are real es...
07/01/2023
Support the Middle Class Borrower Protection Act of 2023 On June 23, 2023, H.R 3564, The Middle Class Borrower Protection Act of 2023, passed the US House of Representatives with bipartisan support.  But the work is NOT finished, and YOUR VOICE is needed to get this much needed legislation throug...
06/30/2023
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In today's tight-inventory real estate market, there's often a preference, either real or perceived, toward cash buyers.  "They're buying cash" is often used as a way to portray a buyer as some kind of powerhouse.  Sellers are often told that cash offers are better, because "it's cash!".  In real...
05/23/2023
Ok, last blog about the recent changes to LLPAs (loan level pricing adjustments)- I hope.  But in the spirit of working to force FHFA to get it right, I'm finding it necessary to highlight the topic again.A LOT of people believe that the May 1 LLPA changes were cancelled, abandoned, or pulled bac...
05/22/2023
FHFA DTI Adjustment Rescinded Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to ActiveRainers on Tuesday's call, and discussed recent changes to FHFA Loan Level Pricing Adjustments.  In that call, I discussed a change that was scheduled to take place in the coming months to pricing based on a borrower'...
05/10/2023
EDIT - I've updated the registration links below - they should now allow you to register I was fortunate enough to join some fellow ActiveRainers this week and present some information on the recent Conventional loan LLPA changes.  Since yesterday, I've continued to see some misinformation circul...
05/03/2023
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