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2010 

  Well, it's that time again, time to highlight some of my fave bloggers who made it to the feature board and some others that the AR Gods seem to have missed when handing out their little featured gold stars.  First and foremost, I want to give a big shout out to Patsy Overton who was awarded w...
07/31/2010
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 bus...
07/30/2010
Effective immediately, USDA Rural Housing approved lenders all over the country are now resuming their USDA programs.  The new guarantee fee for USDA Rural Housing purchase transactions has now been raised from 3% to 3.5%.  Furthermore, many lenders may now require that loan documents must have a...
07/29/2010
In the first four parts of this series, I provided some background info on what happens with most mortgages after the close of escrow as well as some of the different types of lenders available to consumers and the advantages and disadvantages of those types of lenders.  In Part 5 and Part 6, I p...
07/28/2010
I don't reblog very often and not because I think there's anything wrong with it but it's just that I want to keep my reblogging down to posts that I feel are going to be something valuable to the consumers in my market.  Therefore, I tend to be really selective about what I reblog. Well, I came...
07/27/2010
Right now, there are 30 4bd properties in Simi Valley that are eligible for up to $200,000 in down payment assistance.  Many of these homes have been remodeled and/or upgraded and are NOT like all the other run-down, dilapidate dumps you've been seeing.  Furthermore, many of these properties are ...
07/26/2010
Well, it's that time again, time to highlight some of my fave bloggers who made it to the feature board and some others that the AR Gods seem to have missed when handing out their little featured gold stars.  First and foremost, I want to give a big shout out to two really great bloggers who were...
07/25/2010
In the first four parts of this series, I provided some background info on what happens with most mortgages after the close of escrow as well as some of the different types of lenders available to consumers and the advantages and disadvantages of those types of lenders.  In Part 5, I want to expl...
07/25/2010
That's right fellow rainers, that's me with another commission check that was a direct result of my AR blog.  I received a call from a consumer who had come across one of my blogs about a local down payment assistance program here in Los Angeles county.  She was a first time buyers and she was h...
07/19/2010
I'm baaack!  Yes, that's right, I've been having so much fun highlighting some of my fave bloggers that the AR Gods seem to miss when handing out their little featured gold stars.  How long will I continue to do this?  I don't know, for as long as I enjoy it I guess.  First and foremost, I want t...
07/17/2010
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