I was honored when Jeff Belonger asked me to write this review.
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: I don't know who said it - but I remember reading somewhere that "you'll be surprised at the number of posts to read through!' And it's true. We write a TON of good stuff... but frankly sitting here as the Monday Morning Coach - I gotta tell you guys - I was SHOCKED at how many people are just cutting and pasting CRAP without even TRYING to analyze the information! I counted 8 JAPENESE CANDLESTICK CHARTS! Okay - so you pay for it - but come on!
ANOTHER INTERESTING NOTE(yes, I'm going to highlight the posts - just give me one more minute): I'm not including my own posts. Having just read some REALLY good stuff - I have to admit that while I wrote one fairly good post - it's more like a mini-series piece. REAAALLLLY long posts are not nearly as well received, and as one friend reminded me, "Have you seen the movie, A River Runs Through It? The father sends the son back to his desk again and again after reading an essay. He suggests each time "fewer words." ...or something to that effect." Great advice - hope when Sarah does it next week she'll find something I've written that IS worthy!
So... the envelope please! This week's winners are:
My friend, Ed Nailor, wrote about Underwriting Guidelinesand why they're getting tighter. Apparently it's not that all the underwriter's are caggy old people who are stuck in the basement like I thought!
Zach Dahl with 8646 points is back to blogging on AR. Not sure where he's getting his quotes from, but if he keeps it up it looks like he might get some business from Internet blogging! (Which is afterall the goal!)
Jeff Belonger frankly wrote some of the best pieces I read. He's the master at breaking it down into bite size pieces - something I hope to do a better job of. You should just read all of his posts frankly - but I especially liked the 3rd installment of the Mortgage Process.
Thanks again to Jeff Belonger for the opportunity to write this week's review. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the things that I learned while preparing this post.
The next 2 members :
•1. Sarah Eubanks 02/25/2008 through 03/02/2008
•2. Ed Rybczynski 03/03/2008 through 03/09/2008
•3. Larry Bettag 03/10/2008 through 03/16/2008
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