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Thanks for visiting my ActiveRain blog. Here, you'll find information about what's going on in the mortgage market, ideas to build your real estate business, and other blippits I think you may find of interest.
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Weak employment data pushed mortgage rates lower last week.  Against expectations of 110,000 new jobs created in August, last Friday's Non-Farm Payrolls report showed a loss of 4,000 jobs. The story made headlines all over the country this weekend but its connection to mortgage rates is not alway...
09/10/2007
Ok, so why the flames? Because I'm burning this joint up! LOLOnce I got the hang of working with ActiveRain, I decided that (no matter what, I would do a post on what my first 30 days have brought me. Well, I'm glad to report that I passed the 25,000 mark within just 30 days of becoming an Active...
09/08/2007
This morning, the government reported that the U.S. economy lost 4,000 jobs in August.  Led by losses in manufacturing and construction, this is the first time since 2003 that the economy has failed to add jobs in any given month. Markets had been expecting a job gain of roughly 110,000, but many...
09/07/2007
The Federal Open Market Committee meets September 18, and traders are aren't quite sure what to expect with respect to the Fed Funds Rate.  Will the FFR stay unchanged?  Will it FFR decrease?  If it decreases, by how much?  These are questions that are perplexing market participants.  Luckily, we...
09/06/2007
I was surfing the web and came across an interesting site. Maryland Yard Sale Online is "the largest, fresh, new, booming yard sale website in Maryland.” Further divided by county, the site will let you post up to 10 items for sale for free per month – forever! They also offer paid upgrades for “...
09/05/2007
We all know that real estate is a seasonal business. When the economy is good, real estate is booming. When things slow down or when rates go up, real estate goes on life support. Do you have a second stream of income to protect you not only from the economy, but from the different seasons in whi...
09/05/2007
Yesterday was a rather drab day in mortgage circles -- not much happened and mortgage rates idled.  The bigger story was how liquidity appears to be slowly returning to some areas of the beaten-down mortgage market. Specifically, liquidity is returning to prime, fixed-rate, full documentation jum...
09/05/2007
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took to the pulpit Friday in Jackson Hole, but his remarks made little impact on mortgage bond trading.  The Fed is aware of economic issues related to housing and mortgage debt, Bernanke said.  He implied that the Fed wants more evidence that inflation has s...
09/04/2007
What: The 4th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival will star Arturo Sandoval. Also in the line up are legendary vocalist Ethel Ennis, smooth jazz wunderkind Marcus Johnson, Frederic Yonnet and his jazz harmonica, and Dani Cortaza, a new young jazz guitarist.When: Saturday, September 8 from 2:00 - 1...
09/04/2007
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Every now and then, reflect upon on the past with the aim of searching for techniques that have made you successful . . . not only in sales, but in all other endeavors as well. Perhaps recalling a summer job during high school or college will unearth a skill that you can use now in your real est...
09/04/2007
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