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Home built in 1914 needs work according to the appraiser.Sometimes the very people who need help the most are the most difficult to help. My 84 year old reverse mortgage client lives in Spokane in a home built in 1914. In those days homes were built (especially the very modest homes) by the lan...
Do I Need To Sell My Spokane Home Before I Can Qualify For A New Mortgage On Another Property? Part II of III
What If I Rent My Current Property? This scenario presents the “maybe” and the “it depends” answers to the question. If you’re not quite qualified to carry both mortgages, you may have to rent the other property in order to offset the mortgage payment. In that scenario, the lender will typically...
Gosh, how do I spend the last five minutes of my day? Thanks Spokane Better Business Bureau. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading the Harvard Business Review. Your current reference to this publication was not wasted on me! No matter what business you are in, using time wisely and learni...
The Spokane City Council vote was unanimous and Sept 15, 2009 it was announced that a new street going west from Riverside at Division through the Riverpoint Campus would be named for the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Fast forward to January 15, 2011 and I'm still looking for Spokane's own Ma...
Do I Need To Sell My Spokane Home Before I Can Qualify For A New Mortgage On Another Property? Part I of III
Although every situation is unique, it is not uncommon for homebuyers to qualify for a mortgage on a new home while still living in their primary residence. Perhaps you are outgrowing your current house, or have been forced to relocate due to a job transfer? Regardless of the motivation for ke...
Most everyone knows some "basic" rules for maintaining a good credit score, Here are a few tips for keeping your credit score high! 1. Make sure your credit applications are complete and accurate. 2. Do not open too many accounts in a 12 month period. 3. Do not inquire for new credit ...
This may be a face that only a mother could love but this is my mascot. I've used it for years. Why a Rhino? Rhinos are hard charging and thick skinned. When they lower their head to charge, they cannot even see the target, but they charge anyway. When they run off a cliff, they get up and ke...
What a comeback!! What a comeback!! OMG!! OMG!!
Move over Bill Gates...here comes the Mega Million winner! $90 million dollars isn't a bad pay day! Congratulations to Jim and Carolyn McCuller of Ephrata, Washington who won the Mega Millions (a multi-state lottery) along with an unknown winner holding a ticket purchased in Post Falls, Idaho....
Mortgage Brokers and Loan Originators --Important Web Site Compliance -- doing business in Washington State I just received a memo from Claudia GuLit of Mortgage Learning. She states that the DFI is looking into Web Site compliance issues.In case you didn't get the email, I thought I would ...