Teases and Tangles
Hair Quote of the Day: “Some of the worst mistake in my life were haircuts.” – Jim Morrison
I’m pretty sure the only thing that moved slower than this winter was myIntro to Classic Literature class in college. Interesting parallel, in that they both suck the life out of you.
Conference calls in real life can suck the life out of you too.
Wuss’up This Week: Actually, a pretty quiet week when it comes to reports about the economy, which is good – nothing earth shattering that will drive rates up or down. Tomorrow we have Weekly Jobless Claims (expected number 335k) and Retail Sales (expected up 0.2% – I think it will come in higher than this as my wife inexplicably bought the Blossom five-season DVD box-set).
Speaking of Blossom, she did not make this map of the most popular TV shows set in each state.
Interest rates are in a good place right now — we’ve got 30-year fixed rates in the low-to-mid 4s with ARM rates about a point lower. Don’t forget that each rate is determined by credit score, type of home, equity in the home, and if you like to party like it’s 1999.
Don’t forget to remember that for any purchase or refinance loan over $240k I will waive all lender fees – a $995 savings! Want to be a hero to someone? You can save them from a burning building OR take the easier route and forward this blog to them.
I know you lost an hour this weekend, but if you have five minutes, I’d love to hear your feedback. Take this survey to tell me how you enjoyed working with me on your mortgage and you have a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Special thanks this week to David, Mary, and Ron for writing new reviews on my Yelp page! In addition to my thanks, they’ll be receiving a $25 gift card, and if you write a new review of me I’ll send you one as well.
Hair Quote of the Day 2: “If a guy runs his fingers through your hair, there is a 33.3% chance you are being used as a napkin.” – Katie Zack (@katiefzack)
Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed George Michael last week. Want to be entered into a drawing to win this Dirty Dancing swim scene magnet? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “I turn 66 today and I’m lucky to be alive. I’ve had multiple heroin addictions not to mention that Mark David Chapman cornered me one day before he shot John Lennon. So… I’m happy to be alive. Ironic that I talk about life when it was the death of a girlfriend that led to me writing one of my greatest songs of all time. Carole King helped me write two of my other hits that if you combine them together you might get the song title “Sweet Baby Shower.” One more hint for you: that vain guy, it’s not me.”
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