Archive for February, 2010

Find a Reason to SHOP

February 25th, 2010

If you’re looking for a reason to SHOP, this information might just allow you to find a real sales event. The investment you make will keep paying you dividends for years to come.

They are sponsored by you, the tax payer, and implemented through various departments of the Federal Government.  The first one is… Read the rest of this entry »

“What can you do that others can’t in a cookie cutter industry?”

February 12th, 2010


Yesterday, someone asked me a very intriguing question. It’s one that we should all ask more frequently.   Yet in nearly 3 years of sending out my weekly commentary, no one ever has.  Either we are all suffering from an appalling lack of curiosity, or we’ve lived in Minnesota too long!  Minnesota Nice dictates that we practice our very best company manners at all times, keep some emotional distance, and by all means avoid confrontation. Any of this sound familiar to your gene pool? Read the rest of this entry »

Fixing the Economy and Forecasting Home Prices

February 5th, 2010

This is shaping up to be an unusual year in many ways.  I’m in Carefree, Arizona today attending an intimate workshop with some of the top mortgage professionals in the country.  In the past week, 4 inches of rain fell over this area and that’s typically about as much rain as they get all year.  Clouds are building again today for another shower here in the Valley of the Sun.

I was talking to someone this week about whether or not they thought the tax credit was going to make this a record breaking spring market and he said that most consumers’ motivation to purchase is going to be based on: “Is my money safe?  If not, when will it be?  Then, I’ll buy”. Read the rest of this entry »