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By the Numbers

Last week, it seemed, the big news in the real estate/mortgage world was that conforming loan limits were increased for 2019. Without a doubt, that is interesting and tells us that, among other things, the housing market continues to strengthen and our economy continues to improve.  I’ll pause here for you to do the happy dance. […]

The Value of Expertise

A corporation was refitting a building for a new production facility, and they needed to know where to drill a hole in the floor to install something and avoid damaging existing piping and wiring. They called a local engineer who came out, spent about twenty minutes making some measurements, marked the spot where the hole should […]

Communication is Not One Sided

Let me set the scene for you: a young man is getting ready to leave home for his first year in college, and his grandparents have sent him a check for $500 to help him purchase things to get started in this new phase of his life. FATHER:  “Take the check to the bank today […]

Deal Killer: the Unknown

Let me tell you a little story.  The subject of this story was a college athlete.  Specifically, he was a swimmer, and a darn good one at that.  He and his relay team had won a lot of competitions and accolades, and they made it all the way to the Olympic trials . . .  […]

Calm Before the Storm

In light of recent events, I was really going back and forth on whether I should use this title for this week’s edition of Priority Pulse, but I believe once you’ve read it, you’ll agree the title is fitting.  Are we good? Recently, an agent came to me with a very young borrower who wanted […]