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2009 

I subscribe to the daily webcasts of Think Big, Work Small (TBWS), which is hosted by these two guys, Brian Stevens & Frank Garay.  TBWS was founded a couple of years ago by a bunch of real estate and mortgage people who wanted to teach others in the business how to work smarter to grow their...
09/29/2009
Recently, CBS Evening News aired this segment on what buyers need in order to buy a home.  This is a classic example of the blatant misinformation that the media is putting out there to the public who see this crap and actually believe it.  Don't even get me started on the crap that 60 Minute...
09/28/2009
Yesterday, I came across a post by Joetta Fort titled, Whaddaya Mean, Home Buyers Have to Qualify with YOUR Lender?   It was a great post on the topic of REO listing agents and REO bank sellers demanding that prospective buyers pre-approve with a designated loan rep.  While this post is not going...
09/28/2009
Recently, hubby and I took a sunset cruise on Westlake Island with some Realtor friends.  Besides the wonderful weather, good wine and snacks and the company of good friends, one of the joys of cruising Westlake is the view of some interesting homes. My favorite is the pirate house, which I'm...
09/27/2009
Yesterday, I read a post by Bill Ladewig titled, BROKERS, If you want to be in Business in 2010, TAKE ACTION NOW.   It was a very good post and I strongly suggest that every mortgage professional who doesn't work for a large, national, retail bank (BofA, Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, etc...) read...
09/27/2009
I subscribe to the daily webcasts of Think Big, Work Small (TBWS), which is hosted by these two guys, Brian Stevens & Frank Garay.  TBWS was founded a couple of years ago by a bunch of real estate and mortgage people who wanted to teach others in the business how to work smarter to grow their...
09/25/2009
I subscribe to the daily webcasts of Think Big, Work Small (TBWS), which is hosted by these two guys, Brian Stevens & Frank Garay.  TBWS was founded a couple of years ago by a bunch of real estate and mortgage people who wanted to teach others in the business how to work smarter to grow thei...
09/24/2009
I recently left a really long comment on a post by fellow AR mortgage professional Paul McFadden titled Correspondent lending. Will it go the way of the mortgage broker?  It was a good post about his view on the future of correspondent lending.  I often enjoy reading mortgage related posts from f...
09/23/2009
Because of the dramatic rise in foreclosures, FHA has decided to temporarily waive one of its eligibility property requirements for certain distressed areas.  Effective September 14, 2009, FHA has decided to waive the 90 seasoning requirement for FHA insured properties in NSP eligible areas.  Thi...
09/23/2009
I came across a post today by Jessica Horton titled, I may be a real 'twit', but I won't ever try to scare you into buying.  Jessica writes about how she won't scare her clients into buying now simply because of the $8,000 tax credit.  It was a good post and I enjoyed it, so much ...
09/22/2009
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