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Making Sense of Jumbo Mortgage Rates

From Steep Premium to Discount In the wake of the 2008 Financial Crash, rates on jumbo mortgages (over $417k in most parts of the country) skyrocketed to 7% or even higher. Assuming you could find one. Fast forward to Fall 2015, when jumbo’s can now be had for as little as 3.75% — a slight discount to...
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Realtors and “Non-Billable Hours”

Realtor “Loss Leaders” First of all, how can professionals who are paid via commission have such a thing as “non-billable hours?” Don’t you have to be a lawyer (I was), CPA (ditto, a long time ago), financial advisor, etc. for that to apply? Technically, yes. But what I mean by “non-billable hours” for Realtors is...
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