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July 2010

Real Estate is an enormously exciting, fast-paced and diverse industry. Whether you are interested in the foreclosure market, property investment, commercial reality or even in the economics of real estate, there is ample opportunity to make your mark. Follow the patterns of the market, the advice of professionals, and even the personal stories of first-time realtors by using the links provided below. These engaging and insightful real estate blogs will give you the tools and expertise you need stay on top of trends, overcome obstacles, and stand out in the real estate industry. via Jan O'Brien - Real Estate... Read more →

Facebook Movie Preview - Social Network

"The Social Network" Movie is due out this fall and is based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich. Mezrich wrote the story of how Facebook started without any input from Zuckerberg. His primary source was Facebook's co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who was the company's original business manager but later had a legal dispute with Zuckerberg. The book is a great read and tells a compelling and fascinating story of the origin of Facebook. Discover the power of business coaching – Book a Free 30-minute consultation with Jan Posted via email from jan obrien's posterous Read more →

HUD Seeks Public Comment on 3 Policy Changes

For the next 30 days, HUD is seeking public comment on the following policy changes, each of which are designed to mitigate risk to the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund while promoting sustainable homeownership for FHA borrowers: Update the combination of credit and down payment requirements for new borrowers. New borrowers seeking FHA-insured financing will be required to have a minimum FICO score of 580 to qualify for FHA’s flagship 3.5 percent down payment program. New borrowers with credit scores of less than a 580 will be required to make a cash investment of at least 10 percent. Borrowers with credit... Read more →

Facebook Expected to Reach 500 Million Users in July 2010

Facebook reached 400 million users five months ago. This time last year, it had just reached 200 million, and eight months before that it was at just 100 million. The site launched in February of 2004, and has since become the most popular social site on the web. via Facebook continues to impress with continued explosive growth with an estimated 500 million users in July. Look for launch of "Facebook Stories" where users can share how Facebook has impacted their lives. Posted via email from jan obrien's posterous Join the WBNL Coaching Wanderers Club - The online, virtual coaching... Read more →

Press Release - Jan O'Brien Receives 2010 Best of Kalispell Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan OBrien Receives 2010 Best of Kalispell Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, July 7, 2010 -- Jan OBrien has been selected for the 2010 Best of Kalispell Award in the Insurance Agents & Brokers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small... Read more →

Register no later than 5 pm (EST) Friday, July 16 and you could have a chance of winning a brand new iPad. I will be joining Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (PRERS) for the 2010 Summit Conference and delivering the session Business Acumen for Real Estate Leaders. I am excited to sponsor this registration contest that will select two lucky winners for Apple iPads. Read more →

Zillow to Power Yahoo Real Estate

Yahoo is outsourcing yet another product to an outside company. Tonight, Yahoo is announcing an exclusive partnership with real estate listings and search site Zillow . As part of the partnership, which will go into effect later this year, Zillow will power all for-sale listings on Yahoo Real Estate . The financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. Zillow’s will integrate its 4 million for-sale listings on Yahoo’s real estate site, where users will still be able to search for home listings by the same parameters as on Zillow’s site, such as by geography, price and other criteria. For-sale... Read more →