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By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What day was the best day to lock a mortgage interest rate last week? THURSDAY! But - if you snoozed on Thursday? You lost on Friday! By the time the markets closed for the weekend, nearly all of the Fed-led gains had been drained from mortgage bonds. The speed at which mortgage rates can change ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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      "Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-Free Productivity".  This is the Second post in my series, "I Recommend This Book". David Allen, author of the international best seller, Getting Things Done, has been called the "Oracle of Organization" by Time Magazine! David Allen has spent 25 yea...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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A report released last Wednesday reports that the Big Apple is the "most walkable" city in the United States. In fact, many of its residents are able to forgo owning a car or can leave their cars behind when accessing neighborhood amenities such as grocery stores or coffee shops. This is accordin...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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    U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) announced a few weeks ago that after the August recess, he will introduce “Homestead: Act 2,” a 21st Century Homestead Act.  The idea behind it?  To reduce the housing glut AND.....he says, "....to put Americans back to work."  Inspired by the Homestead Act of 1...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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 "The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions." John Hancock One of my strengths - or "talents" (since this is a "talent contest") is INFLUENCE. What IS "influence"? When we use our INFLUENCE, we are attempting to have our ideas understood and accep...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  "I Recommend This Book" is a new series I am beginning where I will be sharing a short synopsis of books I have read that have made an impact on my business or my life. The first in this series is "The Go-Giver" by Bob Burg with John David Mann. Genuine success in any business is based on genui...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  According to information provided at www.Military.com, paydays for military retirees and those who receive portions of retired pay are changing for September and December,as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) changes its pay schedule to comply with the 2011 National Defense Autho...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Happy Labor Day to you! Hopefully you are enjoying time with family and friends!Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the ecomonic and social achievements of American Workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor. Today we celebr...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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 So .....you're a leader.  Maybe you have built an incredible team around you - or maybe you just have one assistant. Maybe you don't have a "team" but you are the leader in your family or your community. The truth is - we ALL are leaders of something or someone - even if we are only leading our ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Today at 8:30 A. M. ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report for August 2011. The "jobs report" usually has a big influence on mortgage bonds and mortgage rates. The jobs report is a monthly issuance, providing sector-by-sector analysis of the U.S. workforce ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Good news and bad news.  Economists were predicting the ADP employment figure for August would rise by about 100,000. The bad news -  it only increased by 91,000.  The good news - it increased.  The report “suggests that the trend in employment moderated somewhat in August at a pace below what ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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    The following is important news I wanted to share from www.Army.mil. Active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, as well as veterans, who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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This is the final post in a five part series on how to use DiSC® testing and personality profiling to perfect and improve your sales approach and build better relationships with your team members and referral partners. I hope you have enjoyed - links to previous four posts are below. The final D...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Many experts are trying to put their finger on why buyers are not flocking to the great housing buys they can find right now coupled with historically low mortgae interest rates.  Dr. Mark Dotzour doesn't say it exactly like this - but the message he brings is clear to me ... "IT'S THE UNEMPLOY...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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This is the third of a five part series on how to use DiSC® testing and personality profiling to perfect and improve your sales approach and build better relationships with your team members and referral partners.   The High I Personality The "I" in DiSC® personality profiling stands for influenc...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Remember 30 - A Virtual Memorial Below are the names of the gallant men who died in the service of their country and its people, when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on August 6, in support of Operation Freedom. Please take a moment - READ EACH NAME.  You may not have known a...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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This is the second of a five part series on how to use DiSC® testing and personality profiling to perfect and improve your sales approach and build better relationships with your team members and referral partners.   The High D Personality According to DiSC® personality profiling, the High D pers...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Well, not totally "wordless"...... Saw this post on Facebook today ........ Seismologists have determined that the earthquake in Washington,D.C. was not caused by a fault line, but by our Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves.   Earthquake:   1. A series of vibrations induced in the ear...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What exactly IS "personality profiling"?  It is really just plugging into what OTHERS want!  We all know the Golden Rule, which states, "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you."  Dr. Tony Allesandra, a national public speaker, quotes The Platinum Rule™*, "Do unto others as they woul...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  "The greatest tragedy is being forgotten"tm. Wounded Warrior Project   The Boot Campaign is asking everyone to "Remember 30" this month. August 25 is the day slated for the national memorial to the 30 lives lost on August 6th. A little background on the Boot Campaign- I became involved in the B...

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