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Rosemary Brooks always has the most thought provoking articles. Yes! This can and has happened.  A property is short sale listed (listed over 1 month) and the homeowner ask about the new plan for loan modification.  My suggestion was to go back to the lender and try to get the modification.  When...
I loved reading this post.  I'm glad to know there are real estate pros out there that care enough about people to tell them the truth. Sadly these days America is scandal central. It's hard to read through a publication such as The Wall Street Journal, or the average local paper for tha matter, ...
With more and more foreclosures taking place every day, appraisers, real estate agents, engineers and many other professionals are being called on to spend a lot of time in empty houses doing appraisals, BPOs, inspections and repairs. Here are some tips that hopefully, will keep folks safe when g...
Trial loan modifications consistent with these Guidelines may be offered to homeowners beginning on this date, March 4, 2009, and may be considered for acceptance into the Home Affordable Modification Program upon completion of the trial period and other conditions. These Guidelines, however, do ...
Interestingly, the case they are speaking of was an appraisal company that tried to influence an appraiser that did work for them. At the bottom of the article are other cases where mortgage brokers are being sued for the same thing.   “Frontier had sent an appraisal request form to a licensed Ce...
Top Ten Reasons to keep your appraisal license 1. Your family and friends will think you an expert on when the market will “bottom out”. 2. You’ll become adept at being virtually invisible when driving through bad neighborhoods. 3. You’ll qualify as a contestant on “The Biggest Loser” as a result...
Great thought from Mary on why the heck appraisers use foreclosures to value your home.Okay first let me BUST a MYTH out there. The administration is telling people that even though YOU are not going to get bailed out while your neighbor who is going through foreclosure is, you should be happy be...
What can they be thinking? The Governor of Washington has introduced legislation that would eliminate the state's appraisal board.  The reason?  It will save the state $8,000.  That's right, I didn't leave off a zero, eight thousand dollars.  As far as I can tell, most states don't have enough ov...
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10/20/2008 is a service where renters can get credit for making their home rental payments on time.  A lot of renters plan to be homeowners one day but have a limited credit history.  Getting credit for on-time rent payments is a step renters can take to improve their credit situation.


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Rita is an Appraiser in Laguna Hills, Orange County California. This blog is for real estate pros that want more than money out of their career.