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December 5, 2011

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Housing Market Stats, Loan Modifications, Mortgages, Selling Real Estate

The Obtusely Obvious Advice of the NYT

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So the new breaking news from the NYT is that 79% of the mortgages that were closed in 2011 were refinances. That would make sense, wouldn’t it?  I mean, there is very little selling and the economy is on life support so how else could there have been originations? Not to mention the fact that […]

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December 3, 2011

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Selling Real Estate, Short Sales

Sometimes a Short Sale Pays

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Many lenders are beginning to realize that it makes far more sense to allow a Shortsale and even to pay for one. One case of such a payment occurred to an Illinois homeowner who fell on hard times. Chase gave him a $20K for his troubles. This makes sense as a straight foreclosure will generally […]

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November 21, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Miscellaneous, Selling Real Estate

If Oscar Suffered as I with the NYT

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Okay, I know it sounds like I pick on the NYT.  Well, alright so it does not just sound like I am picking on them, I am picking on them. The greatest smart ass in history (Oscar Wilde) once said “Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, […]

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November 20, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Foreclosures, Housing Market Stats, Mortgages, Selling Real Estate

If Only Lombardi Were in Charge of the Mortgage Crisis

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I love Vince Lombardi quotes. One of my favorites is: “There are three kinds of people, those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and then there are those poor individuals who stand around and wonder what happened”. Whenever I read the NYT, I am reminded that the writers and editors of the […]

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November 15, 2011

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Miscellaneous, Selling Real Estate, Short Sales

Agents Learning New Skill Sets

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I have always said that the key to maintaining relevance and being viable in a market is the ability to adapt and learn new skill sets. Lately, real estate agents are becoming quite adept at assisting in the clearance of non performing mortgages. Part of those skill sets are learning all of the facets of […]

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