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By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Housing and Mortgage Industries Benefit from the 2009 Economic Stimulus Plan  Signed . . . Sealed . . . Delivered . . .Tax cuts and spending programs are the target to revive the US Economy. Yes the $787 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan is signed sealed and delivered to the American people. Scaled ...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Happy Friday! I just love this thought and I hear it more and more these days from both sides. A day does not go by with out hearing the jingle from that well known radio station WFMW or WIIFM (What's in it For Me). "Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccess...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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This story, RANTshould bring it right home for the good people of Wisconsin - I am quite sure that this is happening all over this great land. This is a personal opinion from a professional mortgage planner who is tired of the snide comments and back lashing we have endured over the course of the...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Less than 30 days into the new administration, Fannie Mae released information on their new change to roll back a very unpopular guideline change that occurred less than 12 months ago. Information from the revision to the Selling Guide says" Fannie Mae is committed to providing financing opportun...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Closing on your new home is an exciting time. You have just received word from your Realtor that your offer has been accepted, the closing date is set and you are pulling together all the final details. The final step is the settlement or closing.    If not prepared, the settlement statement (ie:...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Have you ever been so afraid and pushed yourself right through it? Felt that sinking feeling and forced yourself forward? It is said that F.E.A.R. is an acronym for "False Emotions Appearing Real". I have heard that statement on numerous occasions, but it wasn't until I was faced head on with it ...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAFFY - Saffy is a 2 year old Australian Shepherd - The owner was living in an apartment and could no longer care for her. I got her when she was 4 months old. She looks so much like my Neenah, who died a few years back. I just couldn't resist that face.  

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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Did you know that identity theft often occurs when you are obtaining your Government Free Annual Credit Report? Therefore, you must protect yourself before you become another victim of America's fastest rising crime.  So How Is Identity Stolen With The "Free Credit Report" Scam?  1.  "Phishing" i...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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When the House Is Not Selling Remember . . .  "Presentation is Everything!" As a private seller, you have to make sure that your home is presentable to a potential buyer, and keep in mind that, in a competitive market with more inventory than we've seen in some time, Presentation is Everything! ...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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It is sad to say but our society seems to decide our value by our credit line or credit worthiness. With a good credit report, it is likely you will participate in and enjoy many of the finer things in life. However if your credit report is "challenged", you probably will not. Few creditors, if a...

By Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE
(AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953)
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SHOPPING AROUND? HERE'S THE INSIDE SCOOP ON HOW TO DO IT RIGHT! First: make sure you are working with an experienced, professional loan officer. The largest financial transaction of your life is far too important to place into the hands of someone who is not capable of advising you properly and t...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 Kaukauna, WI will host a Town Hall meeting at the Kaukauna High School with Barack Obama right here in the Fox Valley. I pondered about attending this historic event and then this morning I was in Kaukauna previewing a home and decided to swing by the school and see if t...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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No it's not an April Fool's joke and it's not a typo; Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers is taking over Brett Favre's position, as host for the annual Packers Offense-Defense softball game that is. The game which will be held at the Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadiu...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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I wanted to share a little trivia with you about the Fox Cities in Outagamie Co., WI. Did you know that the Fox Cities are a combination of ten communities along the Fox River in what is known as the Fox Valley? They are Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Combined Locks, Grand Chute, ...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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Through the years I've always enjoyed working with first time home buyers and in particular commendable first time buyers who take the proper steps to make the home buying process enjoyable for themselves and in turn their agent.  Not too long ago I was covering the phones when a call came in fro...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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In the Fox Cities area it's a Buyer's Market, unless you're selling and then it's a Seller's Market. What if you're doing both you ask, well....perhaps it's a wash. There's no question that of late the Real Estate Market has been volatile in many ways, a virtual roller-coaster if you will. So how...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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I was reading my daily email version of Realtor- The Daily Real Estate News and came across another tool to help enhance Real Estate Blogs. The Adobe Store has available a product called Vlog It which creates video blogs, according to the advertising it's faster and easier than traditional video ...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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Appleton, Fox Cities and surrounding areas are alive with home buyers and home sellers but there's something different about them. I don't mean different in a bad way either, far from it. I've found that both home buyers and sellers are very educated on the national real estate market conditions ...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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April Fool's day we heard the big announcement that Brett Favre was coming back for one more year, the story seemed to be picked up by newspapers and TV and spread nationwide in no time, well... it was April Fools. Then we read the official reports from Brett that he is retired and not coming bac...

By Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
(Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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With all of the negative hype in the news day after day about a nation wide housing slump, the conditions here in Appleton and the Fox Cities have actually been fairly resistant to it. There certainly has been a slow down in our area but our figures do not directly reflect the National Associatio...

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