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Learn how to read a title or pest inspection report; understand lender language; identify the tools your pending transaction team needs to do a GREAT job for you. My name is Diana Turnbloom and I am a leading expert and educator on transaction management!
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  Yesterday, I was invited to train a NEW transaction coordinator for an agent. In meeting the agent, I could tell she was a little rattled. She told me, "I'm really stressed and overwhelmed with everything right now. I've got 4 pending sales and 6 more coming in!" Ah, I remember those days when ...
06/11/2008
Well, I cannot believe it! After only one extension on the FHA loan approval, the buyers have approval today! Right on time, too! Maybe my perception of FHA needs to change....a lot! I'll keep you posted to the end. Although, it ain't over till it's over, I'm starting to feel better about this tr...
06/11/2008
I promised I would give you updates on my FHA transaction I'm working on. The buyer's loan approval was due yesterday (6/3), however-FHA did an appraisal review and they are having a second appraiser go out today. The loan officer did say that they are putting a "rush" on the second appraiser's r...
06/04/2008
Should first/second/equity lines include rent-back PITI payments?  Yesterday, I was working on a terms class I'm teaching in a few weeks and stumbled across some interesting facts on seller's rent-back and buyer's PITI (principal, interest, taxes and insurance) payments. In defining what a buyer'...
06/04/2008
Am I missing something here?  I work in an area that up till now rarely dealt with FHA loans due to the high home sales prices and low FHA loan caps.  I just started working on a pending sale transaction where the buyer is going with an FHA loan. Horror of Horrors! My first thought was to load up...
05/28/2008
When are agents most exposed to potential liability?  Tomorrow I'm offering a free info webinar on transaction management courses I teach to real estate professionals.  In thinking about the benefits of taking the classes it occurred to me that most disputes arising from clients and agents occurs...
05/21/2008
This post is Part 2 of my Contingency Removal lesson and research I'm doing for my upcoming one hour webinar Understanding Contingency Removals  I actually went through the California Association of Realtor's purchase agreement contract and could not find anything specific other than the buyer h...
05/15/2008
I'm teaching a class in a couple of weeks on Contingency Removals. I would have to say one of my biggest challenges is to get the buyer's agents to properly remove a contingency! I want to share with you who your contingency removal should measure up to. That would be Judge Judy. Heaven forbid sh...
05/08/2008
No, I have not been sniffing the fumes to get high. But I have been using it to highlight the areas we want our clients to sign and date. I was teaching a transaction management class last week in Sacramento and while I was boasting about my highlighting expertise, a student mentioned she had tak...
04/30/2008
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    Hey, I'm on video!My hubby Steve and I had dinner a couple of weeks ago with my buddies Brad Andersohn of Active Rainand his lovely wife Debra, Rod Verette of First American Title and his wife Joyce at a great restaurant in Vallejo, CA. called Baci. (I'm a picky eater-the food was excellent, ...
04/18/2008
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