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2008 

Hello all:  I just returned today from vacation and encourage all of you to take one whether you feel you need one or not. I was lucky enough to spend it on the Oregon coast with my family. The weather was fantastic and we spent alot of time outdoors whether it was biking, hiking, or eating fresh...
07/26/2008
I've read a lot about the subject of who it's better to get a loan through. Bankers or brokers? Here's my take on what makes the most sense. First of all, I'm a broker. Theoretically, a broker can work on the customer's behalf to find that perfect loan by shopping with a number of lenders. Of cou...
07/17/2008
Good morning all: I came back from vacation on Monday to see that Washington Mutual's stock had dropped 35% in one day. It's now trading in the 3's which is down from over $40/share. Of course they say they're safe but who knows these days. Wa.Mu. has had a rough ride the last year along with sev...
07/16/2008
Hello everyone: I thought I'd give you a Northwest Market update. I know everyone is wondering about how everyone else is doing. And the media doesn't help. They only report the failures; not necessarily the success stories. So here goes. Up here, there are signs everywhere of a slower market. I'...
07/06/2008
Good morning: I hope all of you had a fantastic 4th! We ended up down at my brother-in-law's house. He lives on a small lake and had about 75 people there. It was a lot of fun. I was thinking yesterday about the current real estate market and, although it's still tough, there are signs of life ou...
07/05/2008
Hi all: I opened our local newspaper this morning to the announcement that Starbucks is closing 600 stores and laying off 12,000 employees. This is on top of other news such as Boeing's stock price declining from a high of $110 to $65 and shipments by both FedEx. and UPS being down as much as 20%...
07/03/2008
Good morning all: I just wanted to wish you a happy and safe 4th of July! I always look forward to my brother-in-law's bash at his house. He'll usually have 40-50 people show up with all kinds of food and fireworks. What do you do? I tend to like the 4th because it's such a great family event alt...
07/02/2008
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