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Lots of the time when a client/referral partner and I talk about meeting somewhere, there is always the dilemma of where to go that is easy for both of us.  I almost always try to make it easy by saying that I will go to them.  This looks good to my client, and just makes it easier.  I am also no...
I have seen lots of blog posts where people put all their contact info on the bottom of each blog post.  As a someone that is always trying to promote myself, this is very tempting.  The more people read my info the better, right?  Well, I have heard many times that you should not do that, but I ...
How many times have you gone to your email after a long/fun weekend, and realized that you had accidently sent some emails you shouldn't have?!  Well, now Google has something to help you! This program will make answer some math questions if it is late at night, over the weekend.  It is only acti...
Travel and Leisure magazine just came out with a new list of top cities through out the country.  Portland was ranked very high on the list, as it usually is.  The article is here. This brings great pride to me, because people are seeing how wonderful Portland really is!  I do not think I will ev...
I just had a friend call me freaking out saying that his dad had just been laid off.  He had only been working at this new job for about 6 months or so.  He was a powerful person in this little company, with a ton of experience, and enjoyed the job.  His boss's boss came to him and said that they...
Intense time line on the whole mess.  Very detailed, with lots of pertinent links. Here it is. 1968: The Government mortgage-related agency, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) is converted from a federal government entity to a stand-alone government sponsored enterprise, often ref...
I am always looking for great ways to improve a clients expierience with getting a home.  I have a client right now that is looking to purchase a short sale home, from WaMu.  I have been in close contact with the realtor, and she is very frustrated with how long the bank is taking.  She is now as...
So, we are all feeling this market.  As the credit tightens up, and loan programs go away, it is not hard to be discouraged.  You may even be questioning your knowledge in the biz, when something that was true yesterday has changed today.  It is hard to follow it all.  But, it is important, becau...
I went skydiving for the first time this past weekend.  It was  a BLAST!  Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl-alvyhKXs If anyone has any questions about it, let me know!  I recommend it to everyone!
I was just going through some news articles on the housing market, and I came across this: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/03/eviction.suicide.attempt/index.html when I read it, I was in complete shock.  90 year old tries to kill herself after the cops show up to evict her?  Can you believe it?  I ...

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