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Good afternoon all! I'm going out on a limb here. Most of you are probably aware of Amazon's announcement to enter the real estate marketplace. It will be interesting to see what form that takes.I remember when BoA acquired Countrywide Home Loans. I predicted it and was actually interviewed by In...
Happy New Year to all of you! It appears several of you had great years. Congratulations!Now that 2016 is over it's time to reflect back on what worked for you. Have you done that yet ?Here are my two biggest  takeaways for 2016. And, yes, I had a  pretty good year and am expecting even greater t...
Hi all: As an outsider, I've been thinking about if we're due for another real estate meltdown. I would say yes but in a different way.The last meltdown was due to easy money and too much new inventory. Although lenders have tried to ease their lending criteria, it's still pretty tough to get a l...
Hi all: I was recently inspired to go back to my very first post here on Active Rain. That was in 2007! I spent 8 years in the mortgage business and was a relative newcomer (one year) when I joined The Rain at an acquaintance's suggestion. It's interesting how the content hasn't changed much. The...
This is such a great and positive post about the mortgage loan process by my friend Gene. I hope it goes viral! The UnSung Advantages of the New Mortgage Process   “Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” ― Tom AlthouseInaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and cour...
This is great information from my friend George. It hits close to home as I am in the pest business. Thanks George! I am asked fairly regularly by Realtors about Pest Inspection Guidelines For Mortgage Loan Programs.  The guidelines for pest inspection have not changed in several years, but Realt...
Hi all: We are being blessed with amazingly warm weather for this time of year in Seattle. I hope it continues.With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some bedbug prevention techniques. First of all, please understand bedbugs don't discriminate. We here at Paratex find bedbugs in 5 star hot...
Hello: And it's a gorgeous day here.I wanted to update all of you on what we're seeing here at Paratex in Seattle as far as pests in 2015.Seasonally, we always see ants. They tend to come out when the weather warms up. This year it was sooner by about a month as we had a mild winter. Up here we t...
05/07/2015       Good  morning! I hope you had a nice weekend! I've been fortunate to be part of Paratex Pest Control for a little over 4 months now. In that time, I have learned a lot about pests and how they are specific in different regions. In Seattle, pe...
02/17/2015 Good afternoon. I hope you're well. Bedbugs were all but eradicated in the United States back in the 1940's. Now they're back with a vengeance. What happened? Bedbugs in Seattle and how to fix them! The advent of bedbugs in our country again are due to the huge increase in ...

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