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Too Clever by Half is Dumb

Recently, I came across a post on Facebook. This was by an agent that purported to show why it’s so much smarter for a seller to use a realtor versus an iBuyer. This is new. Being “in the business” I knew this to be a truth as incontrovertible as water is wet and fire burns. […]

Rates Don’t Have to be a Gamble

Since the Fed’s announcement last week and the ongoing . . . uneasiness surrounding a trade war with China, the markets have been a little less than settled.  And that’s been a very good thing for interest rates.  In real estate and mortgage circles, I’m not hearing any complaining. What we do continue to hear, […]

Underwriters Are Not Evil (Not All of Them)

On a recent loan, we needed one simple document from the borrower’s bank, nothing more.  We weren’t seeking lost pages of an Ernest Hemingway novel. I’ve read some of his stuff, and anything lost can stay that way, if you ask me.  The borrower went to one branch and they were told that what we […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Once in a while, someone will ask me to name my favorite loan type.  VA?  Conventional?  FHA?  USDA?  My answer: it’s none of those; my favorite type is one that is CLOSED.  That was cheesy, for sure.  I felt my eyes rolling as I typed it.  Sorry about that. Regardless of the eye rolling and […]

The Costs of Generosity

Someone sent me an article this morning about Big Banks that will offer a program to help people get into a home by providing them with up to $10,000.  Honestly, as I read deeper into the article, rather than sitting there and mumbling to myself that this is another cheap shot by the big boys […]