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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CRS - Buyers Representation


CRS - Certified Residential Specialist - another level. If you are looking to buy a home, find out what a CRS can do for you!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

What is a CRS?


Like many other careers, there are various levels or specialties that one can work to earn. CRS is a Certified Residential Specialist. This video gives a brief description. For more, call me and I'll be happy to explain.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ALL

Seems to be pretty solid - ALL generations have the desire to own their home. Rent works in some cases and for some reasons - I am renting right now. But, the bottom line - and not just in America - people of all ages - all generations - clearly prefer to call a home their own!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Pillow Fight

Those were the good old days!

If you have little ones now, remember - it is sort of a right of passage. I do not know anyone who never experienced a pillow fight at some time in their life. Some still do - as adults!

Home is a "feeling" - not a place - pillow fights and more! When you are ready for your new - or first - home, we are ready to help you. Even if you are not ready now, call and let's get to know one another. We do not send junk mail and we do not hound you to death. We will try to answer your questions.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Alternative Home Search and Financing

Looking for a foreclosure, government owned, auctions, and other alternative ways to find your home? While, in most cases, I cannot help you with these, I am open to sharing the resources to facilitate your search. If anything here works out for you, please let me know and share your experience. This blog is all about helping folks get a home of their own.

In no particular order:

Fannie Mae Homes HomePath.com

Fannie Mae Financing HomePath Financing

Freddie Mac Homes HomeSteps.com

Freddie Mac Special Offers

HomeSales.gov Search Homes

Auction.com Real Estate

Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America Getting a Mortgage


As always, this information helps others only if it is working. If you find a broken link, please let me know.


DIFFERENCES

Fannie Mae vs Freddie Mac Diffen

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

RANT

What is with this country these days?

This group of photos got my hand slapped by Facebook today! The almighty gods at FB scolded me for not being within their standards of nudity. WHAT? The holier-than-thou Puritanical attitude that prevails today is getting ridiculous. Boys will be boys (and girls will be girls) - they did not used to be ashamed of their bodies. They were not told to hide themselves.

What happens if someone posts a photo of a naked baby on a bear skin rug today? Facebook does not like such things? Why? There are many reasons for sharing such pictures far outside lust or porn.

It has gotten so ridiculous that today, you go to the changing room at the health club and see late teens covering themselves waist down with a towel while they slip off their gym shorts! They have never been in a school locker room? What is THAT like today? I have no clue about high school locker rooms today or the ladies locker rooms at schools or gyms. But I do know that if these kids later join the military, they will be very unprepared!

I have traveled the world. In many places, locker rooms are co-ed - and NO ONE CARES! Admittedly, that was a challenge for me to get used to (I am an American after all) - but, I got over it. When in Rome.... actually, I think it was Germany - the first time!

OK - so this post is highly unusual for me - perhaps the first real RANT but.......

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

20 Loans - 19 Countries

I have written about Kiva previously. Today (well, actually yesterday) was 2 years with their program thanks to PayPal. If you have not had a chance to check it out yet, please do.

Did 2 more loans today to folks in 2 more countries - up to 20 loans and 19 countries (including one in the USA). The fun is helping someone help themselves! You can get started building your portfolio with as little as $25.

I am working toward their Ambassadors level to take this up a notch - joining through the link here will help that effort. Nothing in it for me financially, but as I understand the program - they will help make more loans available to folks in need.

Thanks for reading!