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The Naked Truth About Real Estate & Lending

  For those of you who are paying attention, you might remember that I wrote about an experience I had at my local gym with a gentleman who was heavily “inked” – that’s the cool way of saying he had tattoos, in case any of you are wondering. As we sat in the sauna, he […]

Odds Are in Your Favor

  According to the US Census Bureau – that bunch who make every party worth attending – the homeownership rate for the first quarter of this year is 64.2%. In comparing that number against the same time last year, they stated, “The homeownership rate of 64.2% was not statistically different from the rate in the […]

Humble Pie Tastes Awful

  Recently, a friend of mine sent me a link to a story with a note that read, “This will make you laugh.” My friend hasn’t been wrong before, so I clicked on the link and gave it a read. I’ll recreate it here and let you decide if my friend chose well. The author […]

Herding Cats: Notes From an LO

  Someone much wiser than I once told me that there are always three sides to a story: Party A’s side, Party B’s side, and the truth. In the mortgage/real estate world, that’s especially poignant. On a recent transaction, the real estate agent representing the sellers was eager to get the appraisal ordered –we had a […]

Home Ownership – It’s in Our American DNA

  Each week, I’ve tried to take both simple and complex mortgage-related topics/issues and put them into terms here in this newsletter that make them more easily understood.  Since I’ve been doing that for quite a while, I have to be honest and admit this: I’ve come up dry this week on what to talk […]