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RECENT BLOG POSTS
A recent court case in Florida signifies problems for banks wanting to foreclose. A bank filed for foreclosure and submitted an assignment of mortgage as basis for the case. The court found that the mortgage was carried on the books of Fannie Mae and, thus, didn't belong to the servicing bank. Ap...
09/20/2010
The Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report was released on the 17th.  It shows that household net worth, which is defined as assets less liabilities, plunged by over one and one-half trillion dollars during the second quarter of this year.  This huge decline seems to be mostly due to drops in corpo...
09/18/2010
Fannie and Freddie now own more than 191,000 homes and they are foreclosing on homes at a higher rate than the homes are selling. They are warning lenders to reclaim homes quickly once the available foreclosure alternatives are exhausted.  The two mortgage companies now own more than twice as man...
09/17/2010
RE/MAX founder, Dave Liniger, recently stated that "Investor Business Will Grow."  According to Liniger, who cited surveys by Campbell Communications, investors have purchased approximately 20% of the homes in the national market during the past year.    Liniger states that first-time buyers will...
09/16/2010
Waterfront on the Butler Chain's Lake Sheen-Disney Fireworks across the lake nightly. YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcnrJOufdsQ
05/16/2010
Wonderful custom home decorated to a high standard and located on Lake Conway in Belle Isle (south-central Orlando metro area).  Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DLTkNP3iNQ Price is $799,900. 
05/16/2010
Just listed a great home in SW Orlando for $819,900.  Here's a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-dbivJF7GA
05/16/2010
01/31/2010
I just finished taking the CDPE course and passing the test (of course-LOL).  I'd heard from many agents that this was the single best course they'd ever taken, so I was prepared for a great experience.  I've also encountered a number of other agents who expressed doubts that the designation was ...
07/24/2009
Bloomberg recently published a report that the government's Home Affordable Modification Program may result in an unexpected drop in credit scores. The article cited one consumer whose credit score dropped 59 points.  That's not as bad as the results of a foreclosure, but it's still bad and it ma...
07/17/2009
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