The XBroker: November 2006

X-Rated Musings..and Calling Candybags!

          Controlled Chaos               Coined from 'this guy' I know in S. California who is part Sun-Tzu, part Gordon Gekko, part Machiavelli, and I even think he has some affinity towards Darth Vader. Although he'll probably tell me that all these guys (minus Gekko) are pansy's, for perpetrating that I 'know' his MO next time we speak...which will probably be soon. Actually he's a pretty nice guy, if he happens to like you. 

Anyway, thats my life right now, Controlled Chaos!!!

Nice meaningless intro huh... No! Darth Gekko is in the middle of a real estate market that is softening quite rapidly as real estate owners are dumping property cheap. I'm in the beginning of some due diligence and have been meaning, for like eon's, to talk with Mike @ Altos Research...who I am now noting in my Blackberry to contact in the morning....Anyway, I hope to follow-up with a post on real estate strategies for todays market, very soon.

The rest is just random observations, some self serving, most not...

TechCrunch displays some cool new widgets for the web designer world from Google, Blinkx and 30 Boxes.  Speaking of Google their

 

Thanks to the nod from Truth in Lending Services ;) Right back atcha! Innovative and needed service provided for some mortgage consumers...

 

Brokers First Realty out of ATL just popped up on my radar a few days ago...some intriguing posts not to be missed here, especially Commissions, Incentives and Ethics.

 

I never plug Sellsius or Jim Cronins Real Estate Tomato enough, although they certainly don't need my plugs...Their content has been tops in the Real Estate Blogosphere here recently, actually for awhile. Jim is offering a comprehensive (training and all) blogsite software package for the real estate professional that looks like the cats meow and clued me in on a solid and simple picture editing tool for blogsite integration....How To Save Money On Your Mortgage With One Account … from the Sellsius crew was even more interesting after I did my own poking around...

 

Kevin Boer, a Realtor who gets his Tech on, publishes some polished and compelling opinion on his blog at 3Oceans, and looks very familiar to me....Kevin...have you ever been to one of Robert Kiyosaki, of Rich Dad lore, 'retreats'? Hmmmm.

 

MortgageX (of no know relation, and not Web 2.0-ish) contains a great historical mortgage rate index reference for you mortgage and finance geeks.

 

There has been an anonymous blog commentor out there running with the handle 'Candybags'...who is this person? Candybags...you out there? If anyone knows Candybags, please point them this way.

Comment balloon 21 commentsJeff Corbett • November 19 2006 07:37PM
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