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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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The P.S. (postscript) in any letter is the second most read statement after the headline. So, add a P.S. in every single one of your letters. You could use it to provide a general summary of whatever you said in your letter. Or you could write "teaser" information to get a rise out of your recip...
09/02/2007
You can’t list a house with no equity. Well, you can if you don't mind working for free. You will occasionally run across a listing where the owner does not have enough equity in the house to pay for your real estate commission. You obviously cannot help, but a private investor might. If you ref...
09/01/2007
You can never educate your customers too much. As their agent or lender, you need to tell them in excruciating detail, everything you do for them. Like an attorney, who lists every minute he spent on your behalf, you can list every action you take for them. There is nothing more powerful than a ...
09/01/2007
When you're looking for a new home, here's something to keep in mind: many communities and almost all condos have Homeowner’s Associations. These are groups of people who live in the community and have been elected to make sure the rules of the Board are followed by all homeowners in the communit...
09/01/2007
"If only I knew what my street was like before I bought the house!" Ignore the statewide statistics, forget the city figures.  Phooey to the neighborhood.  Reinforcing the notion that all real estate is local, meet Street Advisor, the definitive guide to America's many streets. Unfortunately, the...
08/31/2007
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View the pics, and then read the poem at the bottom. Be blessed!  Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine, after the rain ....   Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall, But God's always ready, To answer your call ...   He knows every heartache, sees every tear, ...
08/31/2007
Mortgage rates unexpectedly increased yesterday afternoon as the U.S. stock market staged a late rally.  By the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.9 percent, or 247.77 points. This is a typical pattern.  When stocks are moving higher, investors want to ride the wave ...
08/30/2007
What: Mount Horeb Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Roy Hopgood, Jr., is having their 1st Annual Free Community Health, Wellness & Resource Fair. When: Saturday September 1st, 2007, 10:00am-3:00pm Where: 534-40 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53212 Stop by and take advantage of *FREE* he...
08/29/2007
As mortgage guidelines loosened between 2002 and 2006, homeowners often used their home equity to retire credit card and other consumer debt.  They did this by increasing the size of the mortgage and taking "cash out" from their home. As you'd expect, this type of mortgage transaction is called a...
08/29/2007
When the National Association of Realtors® releases its monthly Existing Home Sales report, people tend to watch every word, fact and figure in the statement in hopes of decoding the real estate market. It's all wasted energy.  It's impossible to use the NAR report in everyday living because the ...
08/28/2007
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