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BarrysBlog_FBInspirational Quote of the Day
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal; I had an ambition to build. – John D Rockefeller

Rates
It’s been a real roller-coaster ride the past 7 days. I’m talking about the kind of roller-coaster that when you get off you feel like throwing up, even if you had a good time. No idea what that means. All I know is this: rates for a 30yr fixed mortgage are at 5.25%. ARMs are still below 5%, but there are rumors that the banks quoting low ARM rates may start to pull out of the game this week. We’ll see…

Report Cards
Perl Mortgage was recently given a grade of A+ by the Better Business Bureau. This means there have been zero complains about us in the past 36 months – quite an accomplishment in an industry as crazy as the one we are in. Also, I don’t want to brag, but this grade is only two away from what I averaged when I was in school (which was a C+). Do you have any complaints, suggestions, or compliments – we would love to hear them.

Inspirational Quote of the Day 2
The painting was a gift, Todd. I’m taking it with me. – Vince Vaughn, Wedding Crashers, 2005

Trivia
Congrats to all of you that guessed last week’s answer – Barry Manilow. This week, be one of the first ten people to email me the correct answer and you will win your choice of either a Barry Schwartz- Perl Mortgage pen, or a Tootsie Roll tootsie pop. Who am I: I turn 46 tomorrow. My music has sold over 100 million records and I’ve had ten # 1 hits here in the U.S. I sang on the original Band-Aid recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” I was successful in my band (1981-86) but have more hits as a solo artist – including one hit that American Top 40 host Casey Kasem refused to say the title of because he thought it was too racy (along with some radio stations). After my huge success in the late 80s, things started to go downhill. I was arrested by an undercover cop in a public restroom for lewd conduct, and have had several arrests due to my addiction to cannabis and sleeping pills. Don’t worry for me though because I can recover. I’ve got faith.

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