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WHO TO YELL AT!

Story Title: Shelby to 30-Year Mortgage: Drop Dead

Story_Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2011

Comments: How about giving us a link to the remarks so we can send him some of ours.  I have a few things to tell him in common course english!. If you have his email address send it too.
Gary Ardesson

Mohave State Bank

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Editor’s reply: Get in touch with Sen. Shelby at http://shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby.

YOU GOT IT WRONG

Story_Title: Owner-Occupants Few and Far Between in So. Fla.
Story_Date:  Monday, October  3, 2011
Comments:  Article misleading because second home owner and owner occupants are counted the same for conventional financing and agency condo approval. Although the percentage listed of owner occupants may be accurate, the remaining owners are not all investors. Most are second home/ seasonal residents; hence, they do not apply for homestead exemption.

Dan Doherty
Palm Beach Gardens
FL

MetLife Home Loans

Editor’s reply: Sounds as if it is the way they are counted is misleading, and should change!

THROW THE BOOK AT THEM

Story_Title: Leader of $98 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced
Story_Date:  Monday, October 17, 2011
 
Comments: Only 9 years?
Joyce Hanson
Evergreen Home Loans

Bellevue, Washington

Editor’s reply: The biggest mortgage fraud sentence I remember was for 99 years! Guess which state? (Texas) In that one the judge explained that he was sentencing this person for an additional two years for every lie she told the court. Apparently the judge thought there were many!
 
YOU GOT IT WRONG, PART TWO

Story_Title: ReMax Finds Higher Home Sales in 53 Markets
Story_Date:  Friday, September 16, 2011

Comments: First paragraph is incorrect. Year over year gains were seen in 47 of 53 markets, not all 53 (according to the press release).

Timothy Griffin
Brafton

Boston MA

NEVER FORGET 9-11

Story_Title: New Tower Sparks Old Memories
Story_Date:  Friday, September  9, 2011

Comments: Thank You Mark. It is a day to not forget.
Larry Jones

Americal Financial Group
Calistoga, CA

Editor’s reply: Thank you, Larry. 9-11-2001 is indeed a day not to forget!

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