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Old 02-26-2010, 04:02 AM   #76
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Btw, if anyone knows any sort of psychology/criminal law based entry level jobs. Please please PLEASE point me in the right direction. Psychology is such a useless major to hold a B.A. in cause you can't do shit with only a B.A. as a psych major.

DC/MD/VA area only. Though I am willing to look into moving (no further than PA) for the right job/salary.
Check out the FBI, or the Federal Government in general.
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learn arabic and this suggestion is ++
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:37 AM   #79
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To you guys doing dev, etc what are the better degrees/focuses right now?

I know MIS was big here recently but it seems that there's always something new to focus on for getting hired. I know that SharePoint specialisits seem to be in demand.
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Check out the FBI, or the Federal Government in general.
DRave, a good friend of mine works for the FBI if you want to go that route. I could put you in touch with her if so. Lemme know.
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so if you don't want to pay retail for a jersey, etc works out as long as we have the product available

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I am a government attorney. As such, I have no skills.

That will be $5,720.00.
What dept do you work in?

Currently i rep plaintiffs in suits against DC (atty gen), DC WASA (water n sewer), Dept of Health (OAH), and of course our quasi govt friends WMATA.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:55 PM   #83
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I like the idea of this thread. I'll play.

My education background is business administration. I worked as a mortgage broker for a while, so I know a lot about the finance side of real estate. I no longer work in the industry, but I know lots of people who do. Anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable mortgage consultant, I know plenty of people. Also, I have a few realtors in the DC area that I'm close with. Basically, if you're looking to purchase or refinance, I can help out for sure.

I am going to buy my first home in the next few months. The house we are currently renting in Locust Point, Balt is going up for sale when our lease ends in mid-October. I get the right of first refusal with the offer being 199k.

The prev owner bought the house for 173k in 2005. A few years before that the house was sold for less than 100k (im assuming alot of rehab was done, teh rehab isnt the top quality inner city living style we were hoping for with exposed interior brick, gourmet kitchen etc but the rehabs done is moderna and quality enough). The house base was built in 1875, its about 1100 - 1300 sq ft, 2 levels, good size backyard with about 70% of the back yard grass for my dogs. The neighborhood is amazing for Balt city. It is on the penisula that Fort McHenry is on. There are no bridges leading anywhere else so the only traffic on the roads are people who live in the community. There are joggers, a great huge dog park very close by, there's yuppies moving in and rehabing these houses from 200k range to 450k and up. On friday nights, the old people in the neighborhood sit out on their stoops and listen to the Os games.

Anyways, I really like the neighborhood. Im going to be 32 in august, my lady is going to 31 in aug., we are planning on getting married and having our fisrt child in the next 5 years. With that said, we still party hard and dont think we can move out to the burbs just yet. (living in locust feels like the burbs to us compared to fells point, I dont have to worry about my honey going to the store to get some beer type safe).

Anyways, for real i can talk on here,

I am an attorney. I make 40k with my 9-5 firm and make another 15-20k per year with another law firm i work for. I have about 50k i can put down up front. My parents said they could probably help me with 5-10k as well.

I am getting pre-approved loan offers now.

So far I got an offer of 5 and 1/8 percent on a 200k 30 yr trad fixed mortgage with a bunch of additional fees, etc totaling about (without looking at the offer again) 8k.

I just read the fed rate is 4.67%.

my credit score is 684.

QUEStions finally, so sorry man:

1) what is a good offer/percent i should expect? should i expect the 4.67 percent?

2) should i, as a buyer in this climate, be paying closing costs or should i tell the seller and agent to cover it?

3) can you PM me anyone who might give me 5 percent or lower on a 30 yr fixed mortgage of about 160 to 200k?

4) any first time home buyer incentives left?
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Nice thread.

I am an Enterprise Java programmer, and I specialize in IBM products. I write highly-specialized custom business applications by client request -- not stuff you'll find in the store. I've written applications for Johnson and Johnson, Shell Oil, BP, and Coca-Cola, among others. Most of my experience is related to process management, but I've done some cool stuff with radio, GPS, sensitive receptors, AI, etc. I have lots of experience in the petroleum and environmental health and safety industries. However, for the past three years I've been writing a real-estate application for Sotheby's International Realty.

I also have/had a network certification from Cisco (CCNA), but that was about 10 years ago, so I'm not up to date on the latest stuff.

So, if you need help writing a java app, or with general object-oriented programming concepts/best practices/design patterns, I can help. Or, I could help you program your Cisco router and setup your T1 connection.

Aside from my professional life, I have a long list of hobbies, and I am generally proficient in all of them: Rock Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Rafting, Shooting, Guitar, Harmonica, Woodworking, Gardening, Cooking and Break Dancing.
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I am going to buy my first home in the next few months. The house we are currently renting in Locust Point, Balt is going up for sale when our lease ends in mid-October. I get the right of first refusal with the offer being 199k.

The prev owner bought the house for 173k in 2005. A few years before that the house was sold for less than 100k (im assuming alot of rehab was done, teh rehab isnt the top quality inner city living style we were hoping for with exposed interior brick, gourmet kitchen etc but the rehabs done is moderna and quality enough). The house base was built in 1875, its about 1100 - 1300 sq ft, 2 levels, good size backyard with about 70% of the back yard grass for my dogs. The neighborhood is amazing for Balt city. It is on the penisula that Fort McHenry is on. There are no bridges leading anywhere else so the only traffic on the roads are people who live in the community. There are joggers, a great huge dog park very close by, there's yuppies moving in and rehabing these houses from 200k range to 450k and up. On friday nights, the old people in the neighborhood sit out on their stoops and listen to the Os games.

Anyways, I really like the neighborhood. Im going to be 32 in august, my lady is going to 31 in aug., we are planning on getting married and having our fisrt child in the next 5 years. With that said, we still party hard and dont think we can move out to the burbs just yet. (living in locust feels like the burbs to us compared to fells point, I dont have to worry about my honey going to the store to get some beer type safe).

Anyways, for real i can talk on here,

I am an attorney. I make 40k with my 9-5 firm and make another 15-20k per year with another law firm i work for. I have about 50k i can put down up front. My parents said they could probably help me with 5-10k as well.

I am getting pre-approved loan offers now.

So far I got an offer of 5 and 1/8 percent on a 200k 30 yr trad fixed mortgage with a bunch of additional fees, etc totaling about (without looking at the offer again) 8k.

I just read the fed rate is 4.67%.

my credit score is 684.

QUEStions finally, so sorry man:

1) what is a good offer/percent i should expect? should i expect the 4.67 percent?

2) should i, as a buyer in this climate, be paying closing costs or should i tell the seller and agent to cover it?

3) can you PM me anyone who might give me 5 percent or lower on a 30 yr fixed mortgage of about 160 to 200k?

4) any first time home buyer incentives left?
I bought my first home (Colorado) in April for $212K and I got 4.875% FHA loan with 0.3 points. My credit rating is a little higher than yours, but not by much. I only put down the required 3.5% for FHA loans (~$7.5K). Hope that helps a bit.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:20 PM   #86
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I am a personal injury (mainly auto negligence) and criminal defense attorney.

Recently I have started working with another firm who does alot of civil work in DC as well. (ranging from slip and falls to wrongful death to admin hearings)

I can assist you if you have any questions re. maryland law. I also have friends who are police officers and asst states attorneys.

I can assist you in where to go in Baltimore City as well. We know alot of bar and restaurant owners in the city and we know good food and times as well.

So, if you were rear-ended or got a traffic ticket, PM me and I can email or PM back to you information. I can also do peope searches to see what criminal and civil suits a person has been a party to.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #87
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I bought my first home (Colorado) in April for $212K and I got 4.875% FHA loan with 0.3 points. My credit rating is a little higher than yours, but not by much. I only put down the required 3.5% for FHA loans (~$7.5K). Hope that helps a bit.
Thanks. what is a FHA loan? i assume fed home application loan?

So FHA allowed you to only put down a 3.5% down payment?

How do you apply or qualify for a FHA loan? i can google this but id like to know what steps you took if you get the chance.

What was your offered mortgage rate with buying points?
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Thanks. what is a FHA loan? i assume fed home application loan?

So FHA allowed you to only put down a 3.5% down payment?

How do you apply or qualify for a FHA loan? i can google this but id like to know what steps you took if you get the chance.

What was your offered mortgage rate with buying points?

you can still get no money down loans, I was just cursing Navy Fed and saw they offer them.
Navy Federal: Mortgage Rates

But you said you got $50k saved up so you should be good.
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The FHA is the Federal Housing Administration. It's government lending. They will lend up to 97.75% of the appraised value of a property, and the loan you're looking for is well within their limits, and your credit score will be fine as well. They typically lend at lower rates than private lenders, however with FHA loans you are required to escrow taxes and insurance, and there is always MI (mortgage insurance) attached to the loan.
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OTM- I was in the mortgage industry for a while. One of my best friends (was a groomsman in my wedding) has weathered the ups and downs and is still a successful and trustworthy mortgage professional. If you want his info let me know. He's the man.
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