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Did all the complaining work? It appears that the controversial Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC)–an appraisal system that was the brainchild of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and caused much aggravation amongst Realtors, home buyers and sellers, mortgage brokers and appraisers–may be thrown out ...
With the crazy economic challenges of the last few years many people have begun to question the way they live their lives. This may take shape in the way we spend our money, what things we buy or decide to go without, the trips we take and what forms of entertainment we seek. Vanity has taken a b...
I am sure you hear it all the time, as do I. In fact, just the other day I heard it from a perfect stranger! I was in a long line at the airport and he was complaining, then made a suggestion as to how the customer service people could help the situation. I asked him why he didn’t share that info...
Rachel LaMar, J.D.'s Blog 1,278 views   Off the Beaten Path in Carlsbad, CA Written by Rachel LaMar, J.D., Broker in Carlsbad September 28, 2009 5:49 PM General Area in Carlsbad No comments 1 view Everyone who lives or has visited Carlsbad, CA knows that it is famous for several things—the beaut...
Are we in for a national crisis with option ARMs  resetting in the next several years, or it is all just a bunch of baloney?Option ARMs were the most popular types of mortgage product between 2003 and 2006, as they provided many borrowers who otherwise would be unable to afford a home with a chan...
Has anyone wondered lately what happened to good old business ethics? With the overwhelming number of short sale and REO properties on the market, it seems that many agents need some lessons. I have heard countless stories from agents (and have a few myself) about listing agents abusing their aut...
It’s back to school time and my house is so QUIET! School started today for my children and if you are like me, that means it is time to address home projects that were put off during the summer. This is a great time of year to make sure your house is safe and running as efficiently as possible. ...
“Staycations” seem to have been popular this summer, and my family was no exception. I wanted to share what a WONDERFUL time we had right here in our own neck of the woods. It was like being in Hawaii, without the plane flight and dinners that cost  as much as a week’s worth of groceries. Where d...
I recently received an email from a friend that really hit home. She asked if upon seeing members of the military, “have you ever wanted to say thank you, but didn’t, and later wished you had?” I know that personally every time I see a member of our military I have wondered how to say something t...
What seems to be the problem with short sales these days? It seems that they are getting harder rather than easier. Over the last several days I have spoken with numerous agents who have short sale listings. The general consensus is that the lenders are not responding to offers, give conflicting ...

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