What do oil spills and Rogaine have to do with rates and my hair?

June 23, 2010

Good morning!

Music Quote of the Day: “Country music is three chords and the truth.” – Harlan Howard

Did’ja Know: Last year, California led the nation in foreclosures with 133,957. It was okay to have your home foreclosed there because you would fit in with everyone else. But do you want to know where you would feel like a huge loser? That answer would be Vermont, where there were a total of 12 foreclosures. (I’m pausing here for dramatic affect…) On top of that, Vermont houses Ben and Jerry’s corporate office, leads all states in maple syrup production, and has had several Loch Ness Monster sightings. I now know where I am going to live in my next life!!

Market Update:We are entering our 4th week with rates below 5% on a 30yr fixed (and ARMS about a point lower). When will this honeymoon of low rates end? My guess is somewhere between BP capping the oil leak and my car getting the boot for my massive collection of unpaid parking tickets. Don’t miss the boat, Mortgage Fans. Remember – any purchase or refinance over 240k I will do for free.

Music Quote of the Day 2: “Sell my guitars?! Would you tell Picasso to sell his guitars?” – Dewey Finn (Jack Black), School of Rock (2003).

On Second Thought… It’d probably be pretty boring to live in Vermont.

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to all of you who correctly guessed John Goodman as last week’s answer. Want to be entered into a drawing to win really cool stuff? (this week’s prize: a bottle of Rogaine I found in my desk). Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? question. Good luck: “I turned 57 yesterday. My hit video in the 80s starred a wrestler who recently died. That same song was not written by me, and the original lyrics dealt with girls pleasing men. But I cut out the men part of the song so it just dealt with the female population. I was part of the We Are the World chorus and also sang the theme song for Pee-wee’s Playhouse. If you don’t like my music I don’t care. Fire me.”

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