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Income Tax At Its Birth In 1913

History of IRS Form 1040 A reader of my emails, Jonathan Hubbell, was generous enough to send me a most interesting form. He is a Broker Associate at First Team Real Estate in Mission Viejo. The form was the very first IRS Form 1040. He properly corrected a statement that I had made that Income […]

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WHERE AM I TODAY?

John Hancock Tower I posted this photo on Facebook a few days ago, and many people knew the answer. In front of a green screen, but it was on the 94th Floor of the John Hancock Tower on Michigan Blvd in Chicago, Chi-Town, Windy City, the toddling town, etc. Michigan Avenue The Magnificent Mile on […]

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FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT FOR RM’S IS WORKING

Acquiring Date In its fifth year, FHA’s policy of requiring the financial assessment of the borrower’s ability to pay has cut tax and insurance defaults by over three quarters and serious defaults by over two-thirds. This article by New View Advisors quotes Ginnie Mae data, they state, “We grade Financial Assessment’s performance as a solid […]

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TODAY AT 23312 MADERO, MV

Go Raptors I just got my new Toronto Raptor shirt – Go Kawhi Leonard #2. I have been supporting so many teams that never win, I figured that I would support Toronto. #2 being from Inland Empire and an Aztec made it easy. But I loved Fred VanVleet’s final games. Wichita State Shocker, listed at […]

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HAVE YOU BEEN GHOSTED AT WORK?

Don’t get Ghosted The sub-title of this article is: “How to ensure new hires show up and job candidates don’t suddenly vanish.” We had a couple customer service people move away, one had a baby, so we were in hiring mode. Ghosting has happened to us, and we are nice people. Play by Play Candidates […]

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IRS LIENS; INTERESTING

Trustee Sale Foreclosures In my recent MLO classes I asked some questions about Trustee Sale Foreclosures. Even with experienced real estate agents and mortgage loan originators, there is confusion on some items. One is: “What happens when there is an IRS lien on a property and there is a Trustee Sale?” The IRS lien will […]

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Now Is A Great Time To Get A Broker’s License

Why, You Ask? One Major Reason: Test grades: Three years ago, the passing rate for Broker’s exam was 39%Two years ago, the passing rate was 41%Fiscal year to date, the passing rate is 56%For the math majors this is an improvement of 44% DGE Guarantees That You Will Pass Or Your Fees For Our Crash […]

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Short Commercial For Duane Gomer Education

We Are Approved To Give Presentations By: California Department of Real Estate: Real Estate License Renewals, Real Estate Courses to Qualify to take the State Exams for Salespersons and Brokers licenses.Nationwide Multistate Licensing System: 8 Hour Safe Act Continuing Education, 20 Hour Pre-Licensing Course.California Secretary of State: California 6 Hour and 3 Hour Notary Courses.And […]

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