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Today we launched a new button on ActiveRain.  The "Suggest Feature" button.   With the volume of great content and fantastic Blog posts being submitted daily from our RainMakers, we have created a new and powerful tool that allows members of the community to make suggestions for posts and articl...
07/28/2010
IS THAT ORIGINATION POINT ON YOUR HUD-1 DEDUCTIBLE?  READ THE IRS WEB SITE AND THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY YES, YES, YES. YOU'D BE SURPRISED HOW EASY THE IRS WEB PAGE IS TO READ.     Agents and loan officers sometimes advise buyers and sellers about the deductablity of the certain items on the HUD-1. ...
07/27/2010
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  Three Little Words That Work!!(1)The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...' Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.  Then wh...
07/24/2010
WHAT DOES THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SAY ABOUT BUYER REBATES (or SELLER REBATES)?  This is a follow up (I can't ReBlog my own blog post) to the post of July 20, 2010, TO REBATE OR TO NOT REBATE. THAT IS THE DEBATE and it's a lot more complicated than some would think.  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES S...
07/24/2010
Image via Wikipedia One of the forums in which I participate has had stories on both sides of this issue for a couple of months… with the more conservative members saying that there is a 3.8% sales tax on the sale of homes, and those that are more supportive of the President and his policies say...
07/24/2010
We just had another scam hit our area. This one is where an out of the country buyer tries to ratify a contract and "snail" mail a deposit to our escrow company. Next they cancel the contract (based on HOA docs) and try to get the escrow company to wire deposit back... (all before his original ba...
07/24/2010
Tell me it ain't so....sales tax when you sell you home!? Here is the web site to this article.... http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/mar/28/health-laws-heavy-impact/ you can read other comments and  leave your comments their also.... March 28, 2010 in Opinion Health law's heavy impact Paul G...
07/20/2010
  IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION - Hot topic - Reduction of seller concessions on FHA loans to 3% max     I wrote this article the other day, HUD seeks public comment on three main issues for FHA loans. - The main issue and focal point is that FHA wants to reduce the seller concession from 6% to 3%. I ...
07/20/2010
GUIDELINES ON BECOMING A LOCALISM MASTER Sounds arrogant, doesn't it? I can tone it down - how ‘bout a great Localism writer? A good one?  Heck, maybe you don't even WANT to write Localism posts. If that's the case, perhaps your time is better spent elsewhere rather than reading this. To each his...
07/17/2010
The concept of getting your website to the first page of Google seems like an almost impossible task to many.  People spend months writing more and more content for their site, getting backlinks, and editing things without ever getting your website to the first page of Google.  You feel defeated ...
07/17/2010
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