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What kind of agent i want to be December 17, 2009

Filed under: Good News,Making a Difference,Social networking — Rolland @ 11:42 pm

img_2010_logo_full Over the last year, I have learned a lot about my industry, myself, and life in general.  Some of the best things have happen in last couple of months.  Personally I am taking that as nothing but good signs for 2010!  Woohoo!

I have read so much this last year, feel like it is all I do at times.  Lot of people in the real estate field talk about which system they use and why it is the best.  Social media pro and con, what to wear, how to walk, anything and everything you can imagine.  Yet, the other day I got another e-book and it hit me right between the eyes.  It spelled out to me the type of person and agent I really want to be.  I want to be a relationship based agent, and human being.  That the relationships I work at and build will enrich my life as well as the other person.  Be honest, be genuine and everything else will work itself out.  No doubt it will lead to lower stress and a healthier life.  Yes, this is what I want!

It is very exciting to have my focus and goals set out.  Having this road map to guide me forward, and I am so looking forward to the amazing people in my life that I am going to only grow closer to.  Keep your eyes open, I will be popping by and into your world!

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TARP funds to be tapped? December 8, 2009

Filed under: Economy,Mortgage Information — Rolland @ 10:31 pm

Couple of our leaders are thinking creative financing is not dead.  They are wanting to tap into the TARP funds to help distressed homeowners.

The idea is to take 3 billion to help those homeowners, while tapping another 1 billion for local and state governments to use to purchase foreclosed and troubled properties.  Additionally, giving bankruptcy judges the ability to make changes to interest rates and principal owed to creditors.  Needless to say, this has met with some resistance from the financial community.  "The combination of unemployment and foreclosures may be the greatest threat to our economic recovery," Waters said.

This week on the Hill, this is but one of more then 100 other proposed amendments to financial reform being introduced.  Some believe that this sudden move by members of congress, is coming from the Congressional Black Caucus, who have been putting the administrations feet to the fire on how unemployment and foreclosures are effecting minorities.  With only 6% of homeowners enlisted in the administrations foreclosure prevention programs, concerns that help is just not reaching people.  Fighting over the low numbers reported are circling around homeowners that have submitted paperwork to get on the program and that they are waiting approval to benefit from the program.  While the Treasury Department claims people are not submitting the paperwork and supporting documents correctly.  Seems like the dogs are chasing their tails.

In a nut shell, the financial sector is not happy, the government is in the middle (or so they are trying to) and the American homeowner is hanging on looking for help wherever it comes from.

 

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