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Entries from February 28th, 2011

RISMedia Features Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Real Estate

Here is a great article about our brand. I am so excited to be a part of it. http://rismedia.com/2011-02-27/real-estate-3-0-the-evolution…

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MLS Search Change

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Site Updates

I just wanted to let everyone know I am changing my MLS search. My new home search will give you more details and show your more than just 10 pictures. I hope everyone likes it. It will be coming soon. Update: The new search is live. Give it a try and send me your feedback.

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FHA Raising Monthly Mortgage Insurance

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Finance

HUD recently announced that they will be increasing monthly M.I. M.I. is the fee HUD charges monthly with your payment. Currently the M.I. fee is .90% of the loan amount, but this monthly fee will increase to 1.15%. That is a .25% increase. Don’t get (M.I.P) Mortgage Insurance Premium. and M.I.(Mortgage Insurance) confused, they are [...]

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Loosening of Lending Belts

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Finance

For the past couple of years, getting a home loan has been getting harder and harder. Finally, there is some good news. Both Wells Fargo and Quicken Loans have decided to lower the accepted FICO score for an FHA loan to 580. Previously, all FICO scores had to be over 620. This is great news [...]

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Tags:credit score·FHA·FICO·home buying.homes·houses·housing market·loans·mortgages

Look who is a Rainmaker!

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Meta

I was just recently interviewed for Frogpond.com. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://frogpond.com/Julie-Johnson-FP7-80

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February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Marketing, Real Estate

TheAgent.tv was picked up by RISMedia’s digital version with a great article about the new comedy series. The story was sent out in RISMedia’s daily email. Here is a link to that article: http://rismedia.com/2011-01-26/dallas-broker-turns-heads-with-new-web-comedy-series-the-agent/

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Technology Won’t Replace Good Realtors

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Technology

By the time potential home buyers contact a Realtor, most have already spent hours mulling over the dozens of listings they’ve found online. Does this mean that Realtors will become obsolete? Not the good ones. Modern realtors have adapted to technology but the basics haven’t really changed. We are still their consultant and the professional [...]

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Tags:finding homes·finding houses·Good agent·home buyers·home sellers·Real Estate·technology

Ready for Spring

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Weather

What a crazy winter! Inches of snow and ice have hit the Dallas area harder than I have ever seen in my life time. Instead of being out showing houses, I am stuck at home with rolling blackouts. The temperatures are so cold in Texas that our power grid cannot handle it. So, ERCOT decided [...]

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Tags:Dallas·homes·power·Real Estate·Rolling blackouts