Can you believe it’s March already!?!?!?! Where does the time go? Here are some things happening in my life right now that I hope will brighten yours. 😊😊 Opportunity lies outside your comfort zone It was Monday morning around 10 am. I’m sitting safely in the middle of the room for a sales meeting with
It’s Wednesday at lunchtime, and your loan closing is less than a week away. Your mind is racing with the events of the last week and excitement about what’s to come. The sellers cashed your deposit check. The boxes are halfway packed. The kids are excited about making new friends and swimming in the pool
happy family at home in front of new house
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you could taste it? That thing you want so badly can be tantalizingly close at times, and other times so far away you can barely hold onto the dream. Self employed borrowers know this feeling. It’s the feeling they have when they start their business. The feeling
Ed and Helen were referred by one of our awesome Realtor partners. They had purchased their home 25 years ago and were looking to downsize to a smaller home with less maintenance. They came to us extremely nervous about the process and how much has changed over the years. After all, getting a mortgage isn’t
sunrise over the horizon as seen from travel by plane
When crazy events happen in your life, do you ever wonder if maybe the universe creates a little chaos every now and then so you will learn an important lesson? It seems like that happens to me all the time 🙂 All my well-laid plans go out the window and the messages I’m supposed to

Secrets of A Real Estate Appraiser

For many in the real estate business, the appraisal process can be a bit like Santa’s annual visit: it’s origins & methods are shrouded in mystery so while you hope & pray for a fantastic result, it isn’t really clear whether any one thing will make this year dazzle & amaze or sink the whole
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Many people consider the debt they owe on their home loan one of the most significant burdens in adulthood. That’s why so many decide to pay off their mortgage years (or even decades) sooner than they really need to pay it off. While it may seem like early payoff would be a positive step for
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