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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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Are you interested in growing and becoming a GREAT leader?  I wanted to share a link to the first ever EntreLeadership Podcast by Dave Ramsey - hosted by Chris LoCurto. The live EntreLeadership program teaches the in's and out's of growing your business - you can check it out on-line to possibly ...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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The Absorption Rate is the ability of the real estate market to absorb or sell all of the houses for sale in a given amount of time. For example, if 100 homes are sold every month and there are 1200 homes for sale, it will take 12 months to sell all of the homes currently for sale. If there are 2...

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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Do you ever feel like Josey Beth? Just peeking over the edge? If you are a sales professional, are you hiding out in a basket (or your office) when you should be networking? Reaching out to potential clients? Making those sales calls? Setting up a database? OR - are you just sitting......peeking ...

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 have always heard that "knowledge is power" but I say that ACTION is power! Yes, we would all agree that we DO need knowledge. But it is very common to see a very "knowledgeable" person whose talent is wasted because they never take action. The following are a few tips for taking action, to bre...

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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From all of the pricing indices - on a month-over-month basis - it appears that home values have gone up slightly over the last quarter.  Because of this, some are calling the  "bottom" to the housing market – at least from a price standpoint.   However, it is important to realize that prices are...

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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Federal Reserve Statement.....Can You State That in English? Tuesday, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent.  With a vote of 7 to 3 - this was the first time in 5 meetings that the nation's Central Bank...

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 burning question..........what will be the impact of the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on mortgage interest rates? Volatility and uncertainty rule the day for sure. This morning, I will share with some possible scenarios: Mortgage rates normally run parallel to the country’s Treasury bo...

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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Can we have a little perspective today? Somewhere today, a mother....father....brother.....wife.......son......daughter......grandparent.......is mourning.....Today, those family members, friends and America are mourning the loss of 30 U.S. troops who were killed when Afghan insurgents shot down ...

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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  My almost "Speechless Sunday" with a photo of my daughter, April Giddens, who recently was named the Louisiana 2012 Teacher of the year! As a VERY proud mother, I just had to share.  One of the awards is the use of the 2012 Mercedes Benz you see here for one year. Also pictured are her children...

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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Have you ever dreamed about the Perfect Purchase Transaction? Close your eyes and think about it for a minute: Few inbound phone calls. Your cell phone rings with only new clients. Clients leave so ecstatic with your service that they hand you three names of people they know who are ready to sel...

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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More than once as a mortgage banker, I have had clients react with shock and disbelief when we share their credit score with them. "But I always pay my bills on time!" many will exclaim. To which we have to inform them the cold, hard truth - your credit score  is determined by more than merely ti...

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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  At 8:30 AM ET Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the July 2011 Non-Farm Payrolls report - the JOBS REPORT. Mark it in your calendar. If you've been watching mortgage rates fall to new all-time lows this week and if you or your clients fear a mortgage rate reversal, Friday, Augu...

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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  BREAKING NEWS- USDA Loans Will Have Monthly Mortgage Mortgage Insurance as of October 1, 2011. For the first time in the history of USDA, the Single Housing Guaranteed Loan Program has Implemented an Annual Fee. The annual fee will be calculated based on the guaranteed loan amount and based on ...

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 Direction for Mortgage Rates?  It depends......Upon Two Events This Week: The resolution of the U.S. debt ceiling debate, due Tuesday; and,  The July Non-Farm Payrolls report, due Friday. Mortgage rates will be volatile as markets grapple with the expectations for the above events, and their...

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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  At Team Thaxton, we are dedicated to bringing you the most current and important housing news each and every day. It's hard to get involved in the ’what ifs’ of politics.  But I will say that the current debate in Washington has caused somewhat of a paralysis with some potential home buyers.  ...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Tiburon located in North Bossier off Swan Lake, is two distinct communities: Village of Tiburon and Tiburon.  The location of Tiburon is ideal as it is only about 10-15 minutes from Barksdale Air Force Base, and minutes from shopping on North Airline Drive.  This community also has convenient ac...

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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Setting expectations with the home buyer - how important is it?  VERY!  If you read my blog from a few days ago, "Homebuyer Dissatisfaction With Real Estate Companies is Up Says J. D. Powers.  So How Is It that My Clients Are Satisfied with THEIR Realtors?", you know that setting expectations is ...

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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Recently I received the book "Go for No: YES is the Destination - NO is how you Get There" by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz. The book was from my corporate office as the "Book of the Month" and I placed it on the "stack" of books I plan to read. Since I read one or two books per week, I am con...

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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J. D. Power and Associates 2011 Homebuyer/Seller Study reveals that even though conditions in the real estate market maintain that it is a buyers' market, home buyers indicate they are less satisfied with real estate company services compared with last year's study, while home-sellers during 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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Testimonials are not about bragging or tooting your own horn. Sharing your successes with your client base and associates is an essential part of growing your business and your reputation within the community. And a great way to do this is by utilizing testimonials in your marketing efforts. Not ...

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