Tag: real estate

So, it has admittedly been a little while since my last post.  Okay.  A long while.  This is the point where I tell you I’ve been busy, and you, my loyal reader or readers, admonish me for using that tired excuse.

But an interesting thread has popped up in one of my industry LinkedIn groups, and I think it merits comment and consideration.  more

They’re everywhere!  In my in-box.  In my mail-box.  At trade show booths and in the marketing collateral I get.  They’re content marketing newsletters, and it would appear that the good people of the mortgage and real estate industry have picked up on their value. more

Happy New Year!  Well, it’s only been about 112 days since my last blog, or so my Linked In app advises.  So it’s probably time to practice what I preach. (Blogging Rule # 101(a):  Post consistently)   more

My apologies for the lengthy delay.  I’ve been busy!

One of the things I have been doing is observing the way our industry reacts to the sea change affecting it every day.  The regulatory scheme is different, and getting differenter every day.  (Nice thing about blog postings is that one doesn’t need to use perfect grammar all the time.).  more

I know, I know.  What does that mean?  Isn’t social media all about networking by its very nature?  Well yes.  Unless it’s not used that way. more

I’ve been serving the good people of the mortgage and real estate industry now for about eight years.  Eight good years, mind you.  During that time, I’ve seen the industry discussion go from bundled services and Alt-A loans to RESPA reform to mortgage fraud and predatory lending to the subprime meltdown, servicing fiasco and reg-apocalypse.   more

Admittedly, I’ve offered some strong opinions here recently about the government’s new take on the mortgage and real estate industry.  I stand behind those and remain cynical that anything leaking out of our nation’s capital under the guise of a “solution” is really that. more

As I sit here today and sign off on checks directed to my federal, state and local governments, I have to admit I’m not humming “God Bless America” under my breath.  In fact, like many, I’m muttering something I hope my four-year old son doesn’t hear.  But it’s not because I don’t believe I should have to pay taxes. more

This week, I’m going to overstep my bounds a little bit. That’s ok, I feel very strongly about this. Plus, I don’t work for the CFPB (in theory, they work for me, right?).  more

One of my favorite pastimes is challenging some of my more stubborn friends and colleagues in the mortgage industry on their absence from the wide, wacky world of social media.  Most of these folks are extremely intelligent, extremely successful and have been at this for a long time.  Usually, when I ask why they haven’t gotten involved in something like LinkedIn, I get a wrinkled brow, a smirk or wry grin, a low, guttural sound and then an explanation from the following list.  more