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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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"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." Another holiday shortened week will add to greater volatility as Santa and the Grinch try to impart their ways onto home loan shoppers. Monday will start with mortgage bonds taking a back seat to the holiday whims of stocks as there are no schedule...
12/20/2009
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...
12/20/2009
What's a Tweetup? The Twitter Meetup Project: n. A real world meeting between two or more people who know each other through the online Twitter service.Are you using Twitter or curious about learning more? Please join us for our monthly gathering where you will have a chance to meet the people be...
12/14/2009
This week has plenty of economic reports in addition to the last meeting for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). With no economic reports on Monday, all attention will be around the Dubai bailout and the new legislation awaiting President Obama's signature. On Tuesday, all eyes will be on t...
12/13/2009
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...
12/12/2009
Calling all Realtors in Northwest Indiana. You are cordially invited to attend this month's Realtor Mastermind - Today's Real Estate Reality. If you have not had the chance to attend our previous Realtor Masterminds, take 30 seconds to preview the information that has been provided in the past to...
12/09/2009
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to provide a free mortgage consultation to a family in Northwest Indiana who had their home listed for sale. Many things were discussed as-is par for the mortgage planning process and it was refreshing to see a home buyer take the preliminary steps to see if they ...
12/08/2009
Before we discuss this coming week, let's reflect on last weeks big news. According to Friday's release of the November Employment report that jobs are making a comeback. There is still some apprehension as many want to see if this is just to to the seasonal holiday employment or if the jobs are...
12/06/2009
This time of year just screams family, good eats and gifts. It is also the time of the year that many will inevitable go over budget and indulge their vices. In my ten years as mortgage planner in Northwest Indiana, I know that many homeowners will be calling shortly after the New Year to discuss...
12/05/2009
To all the real estate professionals who commented on my last featured post about the association between ActiveRain and Google rank, I am going to share with you a quick video tip to help you on your way. So check out this brief clip and satisfy your need for Google Juice baby! Now you know the ...
12/04/2009
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