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I Love Randy Glasbergen

I saved a mortgage-related cartoon by Randy Glasbergen in 2005; things were so much different four years ago.  Who would have imagined the changes that would come about in such a short period of time?

The cartoon depicted a couple sitting in front of a loan officer, who's telling them "As an alternative to the traditional 30 year mortgage, we also offer an interest-only mortgage, balloon mortgage, reverse mortgage, upside down mortgage (emphasis mine), inside out mortgage, loop-de-loop mortgage, and the spinning double axel mortgage with a triple lutz."

For your morning chuckle, or just a good cry, check out this one.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsMike Jones • April 17 2009 08:27AM


Wow, how true is that today, huh?  Thanks for sharing...scary world we live in!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 12 years ago

Ahhh yes, I remember those days very well.  My favorite was the negative 3G loan.  The pressure of that loan was strong. 

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate almost 12 years ago

Yeah, changes are coming at us like a bullet....fast and tooooo many.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 12 years ago

Sad...seems like trickery and loan packages are sooo thick...It just shouldn't be so complicated. 

Posted by Rita Bradley, Valuation Consultant in Orange County California 949-916-3263 almost 12 years ago


I think you're going to confuse people! The "the spinning double axel mortgage with a triple lutz." is more commonly known as "The Option ARM"a combination of several useful tools into a "Ronco" like device for people who don't know how to use any of them, but were sold on the idea that they schould have them all.

There are few that can do even a "spinning double axel" to add "a triple lutz" requires one to be double jointed! I guess that's why so many masochist that tried it are out of joint!

What worries me most is that we've lost not only the all-in-one  plastic pocket rocket, but also the real professional grade tools that were so useful!


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 12 years ago

Je suis heureux aussi ! Merci. Randy Glasbergen is great. What would makers of The Secret say. Seriously, I prefer adding one or both of our community banks to my list of lenders for clients from out of town or out of state. My reasons will show up in a BLOG. Once again, one of your posts is spurring me to action. Thanks Mike.

Posted by Sherry Siegel, Managing Broker, EcoBroker, ABR (BrokersGroup, serving Sequim and Port Angeles) almost 12 years ago

Is that all we have to do is say everything is fine? I'm going to start telling my sellers that and see what they think.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 12 years ago

Mike - That is so funny!  The last one, "spinning double axel mortgage with a triple lutz" had me in tears laughing. . .Way TOO true:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 11 years ago

Just like when Bubba told Forrest Gump,


  • pineapple shrimp,
  • lemon shrimp,
  • coconut shrimp,
  • pepper shrimp,
  • shrimp soup,
  • shrimp stew,
  • shrimp salad,
  • shrimp and potatoes,
  • shrimp burger,
  • shrimp sandwich

..."  :) kate ford

Posted by Kate Kate over 11 years ago

Hi Mike.

OMG, I love Randy's stuff.

I contacted him a few years back about using a few things, yet never follow through after that. Yet his humor is "laughing-out-loud funny"  for me. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 11 years ago

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