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Certified Mortgage Planner, Certified FICO Pro and Certified Military Housing Specialist blogging about mortgages, real estate, economics, politics and community events.
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2009 ended on extreme volatility for mortgage rates and mirrored the broader market throughout the year. Although home loan rates fell to the lowest rates ever in 2009, mortgage rates have trended upward since mid-November. There is much anticipation for higher rates ahead as the Federal Reserve ...
01/03/2010
Thank you for reading my ActiveRain blog where I share my personal insight as a mortgage planner. Did you know that I also write an outside blog dedicated to Northwest Indiana mortgages and real estate? This is a summary of my newest blog entries from the past week from WelcomeHomeNWI.com. Publis...
01/02/2010
As we begin to enjoy the last hours & minutes of 2009, there is so much anticipation for a better 2010. 2009 has definitely been a challenge to so many households in Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicago land area. I should know as not only have our mortgage clients and Realtor partners expre...
12/31/2009
Educating Real Estate Agents On How To Use Modern Technologies To Better Their Business Will Never Be The Same! On January 4th, 2010 dozens of the most respected educators in the real estate industry converge to host most exciting event of its kind, the Virtual Real Estate BarCamp. Virtual Real E...
12/31/2009
I'm sure you have heard it a thousand times from mortgage professionals such as myself as well as other Realtors. Mortgage rates will rise in 2010. Don't believe me? Did you catch this 5 minute video of Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist of National Association of Realtors, talking about mortgage ...
12/28/2009
Tis the season of giving and last week proved just that as mortgage bond traders gave back the remainder of their gains going back as far as August. This meant that home loan shoppers felt their Christmas bliss get snatched from under their feet as the Grinch had made his presence known the entir...
12/27/2009
Thank you for reading my ActiveRain blog where I share my personal insight as a mortgage planner. Did you know that I also write an outside blog dedicated to Northwest Indiana mortgages and real estate? This is a summary of my newest blog entries from the past week from WelcomeHomeNWI.com. Publis...
12/27/2009
Did you hear what U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had to say about lending practices today? In an interview on National Public Radio, Geithner was quoted saying the following: "Right now, the real risk we face is that banks are not lending enough and not going to provide the capital busi...
12/22/2009
During this past weekend, I was able to contribute and participate in a cause that provided free Christmas dinners to deserving families in my home town of Chesterton, Indiana, and the surrounding neighborhoods. This had nothing to do with providing a mortgage or home loan finance options. This d...
12/21/2009
To all my fellow ActiveRain bloggers, here is a gift that will keep on giving to your career and your online presence. I wanted to share a promotional advertisement that was sent to me for a Flip Video this morning. For those who have not purchased a video camcorder this may be your moment.      ...
12/21/2009
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