Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did I Get The Lowest Rate?

Did I Get The Lowest Rate?

Last week, next week, today, tomorrow? The question I regularly field in these days of refinance is “did I get the lowest rate?” Here’s the simple answer: I don’t know if you did or didn’t. I have been selling mortgages for nearly 12 years (on Labor Day each year I celebrate the anniversary of my […]

Time to Rock

Time to Rock

Last month we talked about the debt ceiling. That’s done. Or is it? Now it’s the bloodbath on Wall Street and global, marcoeconomic insecurity. Or something like that. Here’s the thing, there comes a time in every refinance boom (we ARE in one), when I look at my own loan (this cobblers children do wear […]

Is the Writing on the Wall?

Is the Writing on the Wall?

Talking heads (small “t”, small “h”, not David Byrne, et al.) talk. A lot. It is truly hard to keep up with what they say, whether it is consistent with what they said before and what they might say in the future. To be specific, let’s talk about the debt ceiling, S&P’s downgrade of US […]

False Start

False Start

As I shaved this morning and enjoyed my daily dose of news, sports and weather complete with traffic and weather every ten minutes, I braced for the monthly employment report. I was undertandably nervous because a better than expected job number, while wonderful for the US economy, could leave you standing on the platform watching […]

No More

No More “Dancing on the Ceiling”

What is happening here? Something is going on That’s not quite clear Somebody turn on the light We’re gonna have a party It’s starting tonight Oh, what a feeling! When we’re dancing on the ceiling Lionel Ritchie, 1986 For weeks now, I have been thinking about this awful late 80’s (is the “6” year mid- […]