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Did You Know that Appraisers are Monitored?

Did you know that appraisers are monitored by FNMA? Today, I’d like to highlight the plight of the appraisal world.  An appraisal is used to judge the property’s acceptability for the mortgage loan requested in view of its value and marketability. … Continue reading

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We Live Lives of Cash Flow

If there’s one thing I say nearly every day of my life, it is this:  “We live lives of cash flow.” When it comes to providing expert mortgage advice for clients, this is typically what it boils down to for … Continue reading

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Are You Playing the Net Worth Game?

Too many people are playing the wrong game with money. I have devoted my career to helping home buyers and homeowners make smarter financial decisions to achieve their short and long-term goals.  I’ve become a student of cash flow and … Continue reading

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Finishing 2015 Financially Strong

We are in the fourth quarter!  In less than two short months we will be welcoming in 2016 and setting those ever popular New Year’s Resolutions.  For many people, money is at the heart of these annual goals, since many … Continue reading

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A Quiz to Help You Make SMART Borrowing Decisions

Making the right borrowing decisions when it comes to getting a new mortgage is critical.  As we teach every day when meeting with homeowners and new home buyers, how you handle the financing of your home impacts virtually every other … Continue reading

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The Future Is So Bright

I know what you’re thinking…Timbuk 3’s hit song in the 1980’s, The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.  Yes, I did listen to that song recently on a road trip, with my kids laughing at the ridiculousness of the … Continue reading

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The House versus Home Conversation

One of our favorite discussions to have with new clients is what we call “House versus Home”. It goes like this: “When you hear the word ‘home’, what words comes to mind?” Clients typically pause for a minute before beginning … Continue reading

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The Story of the Magic Penny

If you had the choice between taking $3,000,000 in cold hard cash right  now, or a single penny that doubles in value every single day for 31 days, which would you choose? If you’ve heard this story before, you already know that … Continue reading

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Consumers Think It’s Easier Than Ever To Get A Mortgage!

Consumers who believe it would be easy to get a mortgage today jumped to a record-high 54%, Fannie Mae’s February 2015 National Housing Survey found. On the other side, the share who believes it would be difficult to get a … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Ugly Debt, Part 1

 “Debt–the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – Part 1 There are three types of debt, “Good”, “Bad”, and “Ugly”. Let’s discuss the differences and provide some direction for addressing your debt-related issues. When discussing debt with clients, too often … Continue reading

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