Stan McLaughlin's (stanmc) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
I was going really strong, blogging almost everyday and commenting several times per day, and then...I got caught up in transactions.  I love doing real estate deals, but I love talking with my AR friends. I have gotten down a system which works for me and allows me time to blog nearly every day....
It's hard to feel sorry for someone that has there home on the market for $3.99 million, but......I do feel sorry for NBA all-star Allen Iverson.  The Denver Nuggets star guard has had his 14,000 square foot home in Pennsylvnia on the market for a year.  He is obviously not getting the traffic he...
As most of us know, on Sunday the United States government seized control of these two mortgage giants.  According to Neil Irwin in the Washington Post this morning, the move was a "dramatic bid to restore faith" in these companies.  Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced the takeover.   In t...
Hi fellow Realtors.  As we all know, down payment assistance is going away is approximately 25 days, some in 15 days.   I read a post by Kevin Obrien in Roseville, MN. today about this issue.  In the body of his post, Kevin gave a site address where all of us Realtors, Loan Officers, and anyone e...
After Attending the Keller Williams Realty Mega Camp in Austin, Texas the past few days, I appreciate the fact that I am a selling Realtor in Oklahoma.  I heard several big-time mega agents that announced they would be happy with a 50% drop in business from two years ago. Let me explain.  Some ar...
There is a Realtor in our office that has a veteran getting ready to close next week using his eligibility.  Today, she found out that her buyer will have to re-enlist for another tour in order to close on his home.  He is going to Iraq within the week, and because his duty is up in 10 months, th...
I do not know if anyone thinks like I do, that the new $300B gift to Fannie Maye is not going to do anything constructive for our buyers in the coming months.  Restrictions on FHA downpayment, DPA, change re: leasing current home to qualify for new one, hits on FICO  scores less than 720. The fin...
When I think of how incredible is was when the US Women's Gymnastic Team took the Silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I am amazed.  Not many experts gave this group of girls (Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Alicia Sacramone, Chellsie Memmel, Samantha Peszek, and Bridget Sloan) much chance to...
Oklahoma City metro area, or in the bedroom community of Norman, I can assist them with their real estate needs.  I am proud of two recent national press releases about my community.  First, Oklahoma City was named home to "one of the country's strongest housing markets," said.  Anothe...
Has anyone done an FHA loan for a customer since 7/14? We just did our first customer offer since the FHA changes just over a week ago.  Since they are putting less than 20% down on a 30 year loan, there MI was a lot higher than it would have been under the old guidelines.  There  credit score wa...

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