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HI Active Rain comrades, I am a mortgage broker and I have a real easy to use Mortgage and Debt to Income Calculator.  You can either add this link to your favorites or save the excel spread sheet to your computer.All you have to do is input the numbers and it will give you the important numbers ...
04/24/2008
Still being a newbie to active rain I am trying to dedicate myself to this blog thing.  It has become more than a blog thing now because I really see the value in it.  Not only is it a great networking tool but I am getting some incredible advice and insight to the real estate side of things.  Ac...
04/23/2008
Back in the day (1991) I started my journey as a professional basketball player.  I learned some valuable lessons about team work and role play.  As a collegiate athlete I was the big fish in a small pond and the most valuable player on my team.  In my freshman year I broke the single season scor...
04/23/2008
There are two types of sales people in this world.  Oh, we could give them all kinds of lables that project our feelings of negativity or acceptance upon them, such as: Passive (inside sales) or Aggressive (outside sales).  Make no mistake about it, there are two sides to this coin.  I like to ca...
04/15/2008
What is really on the horizon for our real estate and finance industry?  If you have read the new AP poll article on housing today you probably had the same sinking feeling in your stomach that I did.  Also if you watch the financial news channels like CNBC or FOX BIZ and you see their desperate ...
04/14/2008
Well as strange as it may seem I have run up against some extremely dumb luck. It appears that I will have to bring a law suit against google because of it's negligence to update active rain content.  Active Rain has some incredible search engine optimization JUICE.  Active Rain is the place to b...
04/09/2008
Just wondering if anyone else has had a problem with google returning old content from your profile to their search engine results.  If so what did you do about it to get it worked out? Thank You,John Cookman
04/08/2008
I hope you realtors are paying attention to whats going on in Washington.  We  mortgage brokers have been fighting the greedy bankers for years, but now they are coming after you.  If you haven't read the article on Dick Gaylord's (NAR president) letter to congress trying to thwart a move by our ...
04/07/2008
Just wanted to make a Note to Realtors - Don't forget that the USDA loans are still making it possible for low credit score borrowers to acheive 100% Loan to value.  FHA - is still a great program but most lenders are capping their minimum scores to 580 for Manual underwrites.  You can still find...
04/07/2008
I love the Active Rain community and I love your opinions.  Active Rain is the number 1 place on the internet to get good professional opinions.  I say this because my research on the articles that have been posted demonstrate a level of knowledge about our Real Estate and Mortgage industry that ...
04/04/2008
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