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The economy has been showing signs of weakness causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet in the past few days. Part of the reason for the fall is the concern over the jobless figures which have not shown signs of getting better. One of the effects of the downturn is stock prices has be...
The wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a lot more Veterans. One of the Veterans greatest benefits is the VA Mortgage Loan. The VA Loan allows a Veteran to purchase a home with no down payment and the seller can contribute to the closing costs. Unlike other types of loans such as C...
Want Some Tips For Keeping In Touch With Your Clients and Prospects Easily? I was reading a post the other day on the LinkedIn Active/Rain Group. The question was "What are your ideas on post closing follow up with buyers and sellers? How often and for how many years?" Andy Zoda commented "I'd sa...
One of the most common things heard from Veterans is “I don’t know what benefits I qualify for.” can be somewhat tough to navigate and there are many websites that promote bad or inaccurate information about Veterans benefits. Small wonder that many Veterans have questions about what they’...
The Defense Financing and Accounting Service made a rule change effective November 1, 2010 on reimbursements for hotels made using an online booking agent. The new rules about hotel reimbursement state that you submit a receipt from the hotel along with your online receipt from the booking agent....
Have you made an application for a mortgage loan recently and all of a sudden your getting mail and/or phone calls about mortgage loans? You are being contacted because of something called a Trigger Lead. What is a Trigger Lead and how did they get your private information? A Trigger Lead is gene...
There's an old saying in real estate that it's about Location, Location, Location. This is especially true right now. While the national S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed prices fell year-to-year in the latest survey the housing market rebounded in the Washington, DC area showing a 4% in...
School may be out for summer but it's not to early to start thinking about the fall and the new school year. Recently I found a blog post on the Military Duty Stations-Blog titled Homework and Schoolwork Website Resources. The blogger opened the post with "I am an information miner….I could sit f...
Would you sell a house using an ad like this? Back in the day real estate was advertised in the newspaper in classified and and the real estate section, in homes magazines, and by mailing post cards. Today the newspaper and home magazines, although still used, have been largely replaced by the In...
We all know the economy and the real estate market have been experiencing a tough time over the past several years. But some light is beginning to appear at the end of what some have thought of as a dark tunnel. In recent weeks major publications including The Wall Street Journal, CBSMoneyWatch.c...

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