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Living Room Realtors: The Coolest Brokerage Office I've Seen Yet........ On my trip to Portland for the Portland RainCamp, we spent a couple of days touring the city, and as you can see from my other blog posts, I'm a big fan of Portland now! Great city, very progressive, very apparent respect fo...
07/16/2010
 We need to do something about short sale buyers who flake for no good reason..... How many times have you finally heard the angel choir singing when you finally get that written approval from the bank, only to find out after all this time that the buyers have changed their mind for no good reaso...
07/16/2010
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!What's The Best Remedy for Trying to Recuperate from a Long, Hard, Sports game in the sun? I had a USTA Tennis match today and the weather was very hot. It was a VERY tough 3-set match that seemed to have gone on forever! Anyway, I am feeling so beat, sunburned, and just...
07/16/2010
Another example of how an appraiser can blow a deal...... You may have read a blog I posted titled "My BPO bank appraiser shows up today, and it's not really the appraiser!" In that blog I stated that the appraiser never set foot in the property.  He sent a young kid to take pictures and did the ...
07/15/2010
Calling all Zillow featured Agents: What's been your experience thus far? I had spoke to a Zillow rep at the Portland RainCamp regarding the possibilites of advertising as a featured agent on Zillow in certain zip codes. The only thing is, I'm a little apprehensive because they require you to con...
07/15/2010
What is the legal procedure in your state to attempt to change the zoning on a residential property? I have a client that is going to be purchasing some residential property for a special purpose that would require permits from the city. It must be residential property that is also zoned as Agric...
07/15/2010
Where do you spend your advertising dollars? Just wanted to do a little survey from my Active Rain peeps as to where you choose to spend your advertising dollars, and why? Which forms of advertising have you found have worked for you? Print? Radio? Television? Cable?  Internet? Bus Benches?  Door...
07/15/2010
Below are some great rates for the week. These rates are typical for the PURCHASE borrower will excellent credit and a sizable down payment, exclusive of FHA for the down payment. Take a look at FHA 5/1 ARM rates below, as those rates are at 3.25% for all loans up to $729,750 with a 3.5% down pay...
07/15/2010
Are you happy with your E&O Insurance? E&O Insurance (Errors & Ommissions Insurance) varies from one broker to another, not only in just premium price, but in format. Some brokerages charge their agents on an annual basis, others charge on a per-deal basis, and yet others may take a different app...
07/15/2010
I had a new escrow officer do something today that made me want to strangle him! I have a short sale that I have 2 lenders on that I have both written approvals. The buyer ended up canceling escrow, and we immediately found another buyer who came in all cash, 20 day escrow, $250,000 deposit. We o...
07/15/2010
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