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OK....So You're thinking that your chances of getting a jumbo loan or refinancing your jumbo loan have the worst odds? The market sucks, home values have dropped and the no income loans of days of yore are like a dinosaur from a different time era that no one wants to remember. So You're Saying I...
My wife called me today and asked me if I knew "Jane Doe," a local realtor. I said I did, why? She said that her friend is using her and that she's a total freak. They regret listing their house with her, but are actually so scared of her that they're afraid to call and fire her.  REALLY????  How...
A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to have a one on one session with Brian Buffini....not with a Buffini coach, but with Brian Buffini himself. He was pointed, kind, humble, gracious and knowledgable. How I was blessed to recieve this is another story itself for another post. We talked...
I love going to church.  I go almost daily for a weekend mass or just for hanging around a bit in prayer at adoration.  But Sundays are pretty much a mandatory thing in our family.  When I joined Active Rain, my youngest was just a newbie floating around the Bettag household.  Now, this little ki...
It was a great week at the Bettag House.  My oldest turned 14, tomorrow my 2nd oldest turns 12.  But the fun here was with my 4th, Grant.  Grant had his first reconciliation, a pre-requisite, prior to his first communion.  I was telling people that I''ll probably go to hell for this, but I couldn...
I have not blogged as much as I would have liked, but I am being consistent.  Frankly, that's a good thing for me. It means that I"m not depressed or suicidal, but I am ready to pull my hair out of my head because of all of the business that I'm dealing with right now. In the process of bulding a...
Gotta tell you, life isn't this simple.  It's not this easy, and there is no magic pill, but I will say that when the stars align and the kids are rested and fed, it really doesn't get much better than this.  Here is Grant and Tessa.  They're both running around like freaks over the Christmas Hol...
I'm anxiously awaiting for my closing that occurred on Friday to fund today.  We had a client approved for the mortgage, but at closing there were issues.  But this time, it wasn't the typical closing issues, the seller forgot to tell his probation officer that he was moving.  If he left the resi...
Sales 101 - Know me, like me, trust me. That's the fundamental mantra of those getting in sales. Last year I had the privilege of handing out 17 purchase constract referrals.  BUT I HAD NEVER REFERRED BUSINESS TO OUTSIDE OF MY LOCAL MARKET. WHY? BECAUSE I HAD NO, ZERO, ZILCHO, NADA RELATIONSHIPS ...
There's a lot of responsibility when you're the head of THE FAMILY. Sure....I didn't really set out to do this. Just wanted to hang with the family, but when Don Vito Corleone went down, I got the call......as THE GODFATHER....OF "THE FAMILY." I will tell you that I never thought that Facebook wo...

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 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
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