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  • Seven Habits of Highly Successful Loan Officers by

    This is the first article in a series written by Ralph Lovuolo and Kabir Mahadeva, inspired by Steven Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. We believe that highly successful loan officers have the self-discipline to repeat certain behaviors until they become habits. If you learn these and follow them on a daily basis, you will achieve success beyond your expectations. This series deals with fundamentals, requiring only your self-discipline, a pen and paper, and your desire to become a highly successful loan officer.

  • Finally, More Homes for Sale by

    (CNBC) - For the first time in over six months, the supply of homes for sale is beginning to rise.

  • Growing Labor Shortages Impeding Housing and Economic Recovery by

    (NAR) -- Growing labor shortages in all facets of the residential construction sector are impeding the housing and economic recovery, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

  • Natural, Organic & (almost) Free Ways To Increase Real Estate Values In Your Condominium & Homeowners Association by

    Per the Community Association Institute (CAI - the industry trade group) - at the end of 2012, there were 323,600 community associations, 25.9 million residential housing units and 63.4 million residents living in a community association (condo, HOA, co-op)

  • The Loan ‘Shopper’ from Hell by

    In the lending business, there is a term called a “shopper” to describe a person who is calling every lender in town to find the best deal on a loan. Experienced lenders can usually spot a ‘shopper’ a mile away, while more inexperienced lenders are easy prey. Many times a ‘shopper’ will pretend that the lender is their only lender, while he or she is working with half a dozen lenders at the same time.

  • DeMarco Pushes Housing Finance Reform as Fannie Profits Soar by

    (Bloomberg News) - Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac, the two government-seized mortgage financiers, appear increasingly likely to pay billions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury, focusing attention in Washington on what should replace them.

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