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I had my last closing for the year.  I wanted to share some details with you because this is something I have never experienced with a VA Loan before, as a lender or REALTOR®.The loan was submitted to VA for final VA approval about a week before Christmas with a closing date of 12/4/17.  First we...
Life can change in a single moment.Two weeks ago tonight, I went to bed ahead of my husband.  We hugged, kissed and said our nightly, "Good night and God bless you.  I love you bunches." It was the last words we ever spoke.  He didn't wake up in the morning.He was a REALTOR® and we worked togethe...
The first step for a buyer who is not paying cash for their purchase is to preapprove for a mortgage.   Gather the required paperwork (tax returns, bank statements, wage statements) and speak to a lender about your situation about 3-6 months before you'd like to buy a home.  That way, you know if...
My website vendor of 12 years flew the coup.  I am looking for recommendations for brokerage sites that are easy to maintain, add listings, agents, and idx that will no break the bank.Please share those you like or dislike and why.  Thanks.
If you aren't planning for success, you are planning to fail. Do you do an annual business plan?  Do you put it in writing?  Is it SMART?   S SpecificM MeasurableA AttainableR RealisticT Timely How often during the year do you compare your results to your plan to see where you are?  Do you adjust...
What are your family Thanksgiving traditions?   Who cooks?  Special menu items?  Do you travel far for the holiday festivities?  Do you go shopping on Black Friday?  When do you decorate for the rest of the season? Every family is different.  Now, we travel 3 hours to my son and his family home. ...
It's time to share your Thanksgiving recipe with us.  Just post yours by replying and lets try some new and delicious things. Here is one of my favorites:Cranberry and Orange Sauce recipe Cranberry and Orange Sauce ingredients list:4 cups of fresh cranberries. 1 ½ cups of brown sugar. 2 cups of o...
It's that time of the year when crazy sets in.  So much to do.  So little time.  On my list: 2018 Planning.  If you aren't planning for success, you are planning to fail.  How'd you do with your 2017 plans goals?  I beat my financial goals.  I didn't meet my weight goal which means I have to crac...
I have been gone alot lately.First, I had a great trip to Alaska.  If you find me on Facebook, there are lots of photos there and I'm only half done posting them.Then I got back to the prospect of Irma hitting the entire State of Florida.  We evacuated as ordered to Birmingham, Alabama.  (More ab...
We are cruising Alaska, porting in Skagway, Juneau, Ketichikan and Victoria.  This will be the 47th state I have visited.  Alaska is a bucket list item.  The remaining two states are North and South Dakota.  We plan on them for next year!  What should we be sure not to miss?  All suggestions will...

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