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It's Pumpkin time!   In an effort to talk about something other than the turmoil in the financial markets, I decided to check with my family to see what was on their minds.  My 6-year-old daughter reminded me that Halloween was almost here and that we needed a pumpkin.  Those...
10/05/2008
Hi Team, First I want to welcome all of my new subscribers and to thank everyone who has referred new viewers and new clients this week. I truly appreciate it. Wow - that sums it up after another crazy week in the financial markets. The House and Senate are set to vote on the $770 billion "bail ...
09/29/2008
One of the criticisms the public seems to be making of the bailout is that it is focused on bailing out the greedy on Wall Street and does not do enough to address the issue of the people.  What is the issue of the people you ask...helping them avoid foreclosure.  Here is a quote from CNN/Money a...
09/28/2008
The number of phone calls and emails I receive about the liquidity crunch and the troubled financial markets has continued to pick up.  As an avid reader of both contrarian and main stream press it often difficult to articulate exactly what is happening.  It is especially tough trying to keep it ...
09/28/2008
Here is my weekly video email that I send out to my strategic partners. Please let me know your thoughts...   9.22.08 Two Minutes with Todd - $700 Billion!   CLICK HERE to Play Video   Hi Team, I hope everyone had a great week. The market is off with a thud this week - both stocks and mortgage bo...
09/22/2008
FHA has issued a new Mortgage Letter today (2008-25) to address the issue of "Buy and Bail" for all new case numbers being issued.  For those of you who are unaware of this term (ok, I won't call you naive) it is when someone buys a new home under the auspice of renting their current home when th...
09/22/2008
Hi all, I'm a new AR member who is very excited to be part of the community. I want to contribute in a positive way.  I am a mortgage banker/broker located in Scottsdale Arizona. I have my MBA and CMPS (financially literate). Many of my freinds accuse me of being a bond-nerd as I love watchign th...
09/19/2008
It's Friday night, the weekend has begun, and we should be out having fun...this week has brought big news in the financial markets however the last two weekends the government and the big financial institutions have been hard at work making deals.  We know for sure that there are meetings about ...
09/19/2008
I just got turned on to a great servcie by another Active Rain member, Andrew Monaghan (don't want to steal credit).  It is called VoiceCloud.  When a client calls and reaches your voicemail, the service transcribes it into an email and/or text message and sends it to you within a few minutes.  N...
09/17/2008
Hi team, It's time to start broadcasting from Phoenix AZ.  I have been a silent member of this community for too long.  There is so much happening in the real estate community - not just here in AZ - but accross the country.  I am looking forward to using this forum to educate, express, and to me...
09/13/2008
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