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2014 

This FHA Stuff Has Been Terribly Frustrating! In mid-March, I received a call from Ed who found my ActiveRain blog.  He manages condominium projects in Florida.  One of the projects that he manages is due to see its FHA approval expire in May.  He contacted me with sufficient time to get the file...
04/29/2014
I Get Off on Numbers Well, not literally, but figuratively for sure. I joined the Board of Finance in my small town of Union, CT, as an alternate in September 2012.  The Board was having difficulty meeting the requirements for a quorum.  In other words, it was difficult to get FOUR Board members ...
04/28/2014
Important Changes to Reverse Mortgages (HECMs) Yesterday, FHA released amendments to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program via Mortgagee Letter 2014-07.  FHA will be holding a conference call regarding the changes on May 1, 2014.  The details of the call are located below. The primary purpo...
04/27/2014
What You Need to Know if Your FHA Condo Approval is Going to Expire Many inquiries that I receive are from condominium Board members or property managers who are late to notice that their FHA condo approval is going to soon expire.  In many cases, there isn’t enough time to obtain the recertifica...
04/26/2014
  Margaret Woda is a real estate agent in Maryland who is a Military Residential Specialist. Her article below provides a very comprehensive list of paperwork that we should all keep organized and in a safe place.  She also recommends keeping a digitized copy in a second location in case a disast...
04/25/2014
I Need to Get a Job as a Government Regulator This made my blood boil. I am a firm believer that the government makes a mess of anything that they get their dirty little hands on.  Such is the case with government bank regulation.  These regulatory agencies are simply another way to steal money o...
04/24/2014
  It is so exciting to find a new home to live in!  I bet we can all think of a time when we were thrilled to have acquired a new place to live. ...and then we have to move.  We have to move the 7,000lb sleeper sofa.  We have to move the stuff in the attic.  And we have to pack all of that crap t...
04/24/2014
  I loved this post! Jon Kolsky's article below speaks to the basics of achieving our potential.  There are so many obsticles we encounter on our way to success and most of them are placed there by us! Please comment on Jon's original article HERE.   Reaching Your Potential…   To attain your high...
04/23/2014
VA Condominium Project Approvals Update This is the final article that I had planned to write about the round table session that I attended in Washington DC last month.  While our company specializes in FHA condominium project approvals, we have also helped to facilitate the VA condo project appr...
04/21/2014
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  Lou Ludwig is a sales and management consultant, success coach, speaker and author.  He posts very thought-provoking articles and his blog is one of my very favorites to read. It can be difficult to view making money as a by-product of our work.  Below, Lou reminds us that we must focus on our ...
04/21/2014
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