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While news stories, articles, and blogs continue to be written about “Strategic Default” and how those facing foreclosure shouldn’t be allowed to walk away or have their mortgage balance reduced, punishing foreclosure victims only continues the pain for all of us. The problem we face isn’t one of...
01/18/2010
So you've finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel.....   your 24 hour days of endless driving, picture taking, research, and data entry have all paid off and you've earned yourself an REO listing!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  DRUM ROLL PLEASE....... Ok now, how do you keep them coming?  Tra...
01/18/2010
Home prices have hit bottom in most areas of the country, but they're not like a rubber ball. Sellers can't expect much of a bounce. At the Center for Economic Policy Research, in Washington D.C., analysts are predicting that the pricing arrow is pointing up, but not very far. There are still too...
01/16/2010
I was inspired to write this post by a thread I was following on Trulia where a buyer was buying a home in New Jersey and it was NOT disclosedthat the house was a short sale until attorney review.  So now I must ask all you listing agents, are you asking the question(s) EVERY listing agent MUST ...
01/10/2010
Are You A Victim Of The Market? Vancouver WA Real EstateIt seems that you can barely turn on the news without hearing about how "The Market" has taken another victim. It seems this market has been indiscriminately targeting sellers and their agents and casting hexes on them. Their homes have been...
01/10/2010
During the Christmas and New Year's Holiday I got a chance to catch up with a lot of my old friends and family and of course we got to talking about the mortgage and lending industry!  Yes, believe it or not, this is still a very popular topic these days!  : ) We got to talking about horrible loa...
01/08/2010
Internet Lead Conversion in the Year 2010 Oh no, not another post about these companies that sell leads to unsuspecting and unknowing agents who will do almost anything other than picking up a phone themselves to promote their business. Now what I'm about to say comes from experience and research...
01/07/2010
Every one has temptations that we must contend with everyday, and I am not talking about the personal ones Tiger Woods succumbed to, there are already enough blogs on that. I am referring to temptations that every Realtor must face on their road to a successful real estate career. Inspired by The...
12/30/2009
Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing, from a low of 4.5% around November 27, 2009 to above 5% on December 22, 2009.  For the past two months I've been warning that this will eventually happen. It's not because the economy is recovering; it isn't recovering.  The reason mortgage rates will r...
12/26/2009
Dear Consumer, I understand your frustration, disappointment & even your anger about Realtors. You have been let down, lied to, and in some cases stolen from. And I do not feel sorry for most of you. Let me share this story with you: I had a computer that was constantly losing memory. It is now w...
12/23/2009
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