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2009 

I decided to take a week off and head down to sunny Orlando. The goal was to relax a little. I have been down here for three days and all I can think about is business! I think maybe it is party due to the fact that I LOVE what I do. I love this business. A part of my business plan of course is b...
03/31/2009
I have been reading some blogs around the internet. There seem to be a lot of people hurt over hearing that "Now is the time to buy". Three years ago, consumers were hearing the same thing from Realtors as they are now. These same people are now going into foreclosure or have less money in their ...
03/30/2009
I live on a street that has many homes for sale. If you stand at the right angle you can see a row of Real Estate signs in each yard. Not ONE sign represents the same real estate company or the same Realtor.  I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say things like "Well, I am just goi...
03/23/2009
"IF A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY APPEARS, DON'T PULL DOWN THE SHADE." Tom Peters. And last week, the Fed saw their regularly scheduled meeting as a window of opportunity to make a blockbuster announcement. On Wednesday, the Fed announced that over the course of 2009, they will purchase an additional $...
03/23/2009
I posted this over the weekend but wanted to RE POST because I think it is important for everyone to see!!   I have some friends who decided to refinance their home. With interest rates being back down in the high to mid 4's it is a good time to save some cash. He asked me to have some coffee wit...
03/21/2009
As we all know, scamming and fraud is a threat to all of us. Anything from identity theft to basic call in or mail in scams. The commonality between most of the scammers is that they tend to hit people while they are down. They prey on older people and generally those of us that are desperate. Fo...
03/20/2009
Some experts are saying that credit scores should be less affected by foreclosures or short sales than they would have 3 years ago. They are suggesting that FICO adjust its scoring system to our economic times and because of the bad lending over the last few years. The reason being is that the ma...
03/20/2009
Has anyone seen the Refi rates on a 30 year loan? The rates just dropped down to 4.75%!!  Now is the TIME TO BUY! The plans to continue our economy stimulus has kept up. The feds just gave One Trillion dollars towards mortgage backed securities!! This has led to the drop in rates.  I am sure many...
03/19/2009
I generally watch less than 3 hours of tv per week and even then it is just a couple shows that I record. That leaves me with 0 hours of commercials (Fine by me). About a month ago I just happened to have the tv on in the background. I was doing some clean up around the house and wanted to break ...
03/19/2009
March Madness ~ Whether or not you are a fan of college basketball does not really matter when March rolls around. Generally within each office there is someone that starts handing out those brackets and collecting your money. Sometimes winner takes all and other companies give all the money to c...
03/19/2009
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