Archives for July 2012

Appraisal Problems

2012 has been such a funky year for appraisals. Possibly the most problematic year that I can remember too. The sharp incline in activity, multiple offers and overbids leading to price escalation has made it harder than ever to appraise a home. Once upon a time the loan officer or mortgage broker you worked with had […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 212

Finally, the post arrives! Yes, indeed it was Erckenbrack Park in Friday’s pic and congratulations to Debbie Yeung who arrived first and won the $30.00 Chevy’s gift card. Also answering correctly was Edna, Jeff, Matt, Ellen, Bill and Debbie. Thanks for playing folks, see you again this Friday.

Funky Foto Contest Week 212

Picnic plans anyone? This looks like a nice spot. This weeks question…where is this spot? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Chevys. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. The winner along with all […]

Exhaustion

You’ve been busting your butt looking at homes for most of this year since you decided that buying was the path you would take last fall. You’ve spent hours searching online. You really had no idea it would be like this in 2012, you thought your timing was perfect…unfortunately everybody else thought the same thing. You’ve […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 211

Nice! Friday’s pic was indeed of the PJCC’s wall. Congratulations to Bill Hastings who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Sweet Basil Thai. Also answering correctly was David, Dana Ferri, Ellen, Nessa, Debbie, Artem, Mazen, Larry, Patrick, Suresh and Shuhbrata. Thanks for playing folks! See you again this Friday!  

Funky Foto Contest Week 211

Nothing like a good wall shot to start your day, huh? This weeks question…what building is this wall a part of? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Sweet Basil Thai at Beach Park Plaza.  All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand […]

A Wholesale Disappearance

Last week Wells Fargo shut down its wholesale lending division. These are loans that are originated by mortgage brokers but ultimately serviced by Wells. It’s thought that this decision was made because Wells came out on the wrong end of a discrimination lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice. Wells settled for $125 mil. Turns […]

The Unscrewable Pooch

Tom Wolfe, in his book “The Right Stuff” talked about how pilots feared making mistakes or doing something stupid that could often ruin careers, or worse, end up in tragedy. The pilots called it screwing the pooch. Don’t screw the pooch, they said. When the few select pilots were chosen for the astronaut program those […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 210

Long day!! OK…congratulations to first time winner Janet Marble who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Safeway. Also answering correctly was Debbie, AR, Jim S, Nancy, Nessa, Harish, Chris, Bill, J Kwan and Sam. Great job folks! See you again this Friday!

Funky Foto Contest Week 210

OK, now this is really pretty darn easy. This week’s question, where exactly is this tower? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Safeway. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. The winner along with […]