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Doug Duncan Senior VP of Fannie Mae

Doug Duncan Senior VP of Fannie Mae
By Christina Suter on Mar 31, 2016 at 06:07 PM in What's New, Real Estate Issues

Douglas G. Duncan is Fannie Mae's senior vice president and chief economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses on the economy, housing, and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. Duncan also oversees corporate strategy and is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their potential impact on the company and the housing industry. He serves as the Chair of the Fannie Mae Corporate House Price Forecast Committee.

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Bigger Pockets' Brandon Turner

Bigger Pockets' Brandon Turner
By Christina Suter on Feb 03, 2016 at 01:42 PM in What's New, Real Estate Issues

This week on the Ask Christina First radio show I had the opportunity to interview Brandon Turner from bigger pockets. With over 400,000 members, bigger pockets has democratized real estate letting investors share information and network instead of top down guidance. Brandon is an active real estate investor and vice president of growth at bigger pockets. Turner started investing at age 21 and he and his wife currently own 45 residential units in western Washington state, with the goal of owning 100.

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Holiday Business Tips

Holiday Business Tips
By Christina Suter on Dec 23, 2015 at 07:06 AM in Business Issues

No matter what religion you are or what your spiritual practice is, it’s the time of year for giving. Do you run a business that has giving as part of it? Do you provide a service to people? Does your product serve others by helping them do something more easily?

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Industry Trends

Industry Trends
By Christina Suter on Dec 19, 2015 at 06:55 AM in Business Issues

A client asked me recently, what I thought was a great question. He inquired, “How do I know what trends are affecting my industry?”

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Your Vision & Your Business. Yes, It Matters!

Your Vision & Your Business. Yes, It Matters!
By Christina Suter on Dec 19, 2015 at 06:51 AM in Business Issues

Every one of us started with a vision, we started with the desire to make a difference. We could see how we could do something better, from taking care of dogs to selling cars, every business started with a vision. The visionary saw how they could run a business, and for me, my vision kept me up at night. That vision is core to your company, to your sales, to your strategic plan and the growth of your company.

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Real Estate Marketing with J. Massey

Real Estate Marketing with J. Massey
By Christina Suter on Dec 03, 2015 at 03:44 PM in Real Estate Issues

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Investorpreneur J. Massey again. J is an author, speaker, community leader, husband and father of four. His company provides clean, safe, affordable housing to people who need it when it matters most and teaches others how to do the same. He also teaches people how to get their real estate business off the ground.

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J. Massey & Personal Breakthroughs

J. Massey & Personal Breakthroughs
By Christina Suter on Dec 03, 2015 at 03:34 PM in Real Estate Issues

J. Massey is a husband, father, entrepreneur, real estate developer, and investor. He hosts the podcast Cashflow Diary and is a master facilitator. It was my pleasure to have J. on the radio show and during our discussion about where his first real estate transaction came, he shared the following.

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Systemic Systems Part 2

Systemic Systems Part 2
By Christina Suter on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:22 AM in Business Issues

This week I will be continuing the discussion of systemic systems and the affect they have on your business.

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Systemic Systems

Systemic Systems
By Christina Suter on Nov 07, 2015 at 11:25 AM in Business Issues

Over the next few weeks I will be discussing a topic that involves the systems that affect and keep your business flowing. Author Peter Sange provides a great example of a systemic system and just how much it can affect your business in his book, The Fifth Discipline.

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Coming Up: Systemic Systems

Coming Up: Systemic Systems
By Christina Suter on Nov 05, 2015 at 11:32 AM in Business Issues

Over the next few weeks I will be discussing a topic that involves the systems that affect and keep your business flowing.

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