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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Happiness...It's a Daily Endeavor I admit it, I'm not always a shiny, happy person. Does that mean I'm a grouch? No. I have my bad days just like anyone. You know what I'm talking about...those days where you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. You're exhausted. You have a full day of work ahea...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Reverse Mortgage Calculators in Palm Beach County, Florida Many reverse mortgage sites, including my own, have a reverse mortgage calculator in place to help potential clients gauge if a reverse mortgage is right for them before contacting a broker or lender. Many ask the obvious question such as...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
(Realty Empire Incorporated)
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 Get to know the Town of Miami Lakes   “Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community." Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate.   Understanding local conditions in the Town of Miami Lakes is important when it comes to buying and sellin...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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The Reverse Mortgage Program is About To Change Following President Obama's signature of approval and the Senate's decision to pass the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013, which gives the Federal Housing Administration the authority to implement changes that will stabilize the reverse mor...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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The Reverse Mortgage Program (As We Know It) Is GONE...October 1st! The Department of Housing and Urban Development, and reverse mortgage industry as a whole, has begun to slowly reveal what their plans are for the reverse mortgage program, following the Senate and Presidential approval of Revers...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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If You Work During Your Vacation...Is it Still a Vacation? I guess depends on your definition of vacation. The fact of the matter is, "vacation" doesn't mean what it used to, and the introduction of mobile devices, that are just as good as laptops (but twice as small), as well as Wifi have made i...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
(Realty Empire Incorporated)
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  The FBI arrested two South Florida mayors Tuesday morning on kickbacks and bribery-related charges.    Aug 6, 2013   The FBI said in a press release agents arrested Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and Sweetwater Mayor Manuel "Manny" Marono at their offices and charged them in two separate compl...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
(Realty Empire Incorporated)
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  I love my career as a Real Estate Broker. Especially when you see the impact you have on peoples lives, by turning their dreams into reality. I am proud to be a Realtor.       Alejandro T. Buyer      “ Just a few months ago, I got in touch with Stephanie Leon to help me and to advise on the pur...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Are 'Empty Nests' a Thing of the Past...? It used to be that parents would have their children, take care of them, watch them go off to college and never come back (only visited) unless something dire happened. Since the 2007-2009 recession, however, it seems like senior homeowners are experienci...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Can Creative Retirement Planning Save Older Americans...? It's the question everyone keeps asking themselves without really find a clear answer for it. In truth, it's been known that retiring in the current financial climate would be a hassle but after working 30+ years, older Americans expect a ...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Retirement Savings Gap Reaches $14 Trillion... It's Time to Start Saving With a Reverse Mortgage Retirement savings, savings in general, seem to have fallen by the wayside according to an article published by Reverse Mortgage Daily, which states that a recent report by the National Institute on R...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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A Blog By Any Other Name...Is Not Your Blog Your blog is you, make it your own. Blogs are still a relatively new thing. It's a new thing that's quickly catching on but still, it's new, compared to other forms of communication. Nonetheless, blogs provide an interesting outlet for establishing your...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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The Less You DRIVE...The Less You DO I'm always driving. Even if I wasn't a reverse mortgage broker, I'd still be driving because I live in Miami.  Could I survive without driving? Probably. Do I want to? Not really. I dread not having the ability to go somewhere when I want to. It's frustrating,...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Successful Social Media Marketing Takes Time (and Effort) You bought the books, you took the classes, you learned what was necessary, but now you have to implement it. You have to get on ActiveRain and Twitter and Facebook and starting producing good, viable content that your readers, followers, ...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Solutions to a Reverse Mortgage with a Non-Borrowing Spouse It doesn't always happen but it can. You are becoming increasingly impoverished during retirement under the crushing weight of mortgage payments, medical bills and other unexpected expenses.  You consider a reverse mortgage because you a...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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When is Competition Unhealthy? When it doesn't benefit the consumer... Is competition healthy for the economy? Of course it is. It offers consumers a variety of products and prices and forces companies who charge higher prices to either lower them or create a more affordable line of products. If ...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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When is Color 'Too Much Color'? It's difficult to know! Whenever I'm writing a new post, I always have to ask myself this question because I like color. I like how it calls attention to things in your post, in a sense, and focuses the reader's attention on the most important details before they d...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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The Negative Effect of the Media Is the media helpful? It's a question we keeping asking ourselves because the immense benefits of a global, interconnected economy have been better than good, they're been great!  But what happens when the media is against you? Well, it will probably be the worse ...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Adapting to Changes in the Reverse Mortgage Program The changes come to the reverse mortgage market are just around the corner but will you be able to adapt to them? Change is part of life, it's essential to keep life interesting and necessary because it presents new challenges for us to overcome...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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When Temp Jobs Raise, Does the Economy Recover? While the housing recovery continues, you would expect there to be less temporary jobs and more permanent ones, right? Well, people must have been asleep the day this was discussed in economics class as 'temp' jobs have jumped more than 50% to 2.7 m...

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