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QC University Class Available For Review

Understanding HUD/FHA Property Preservation Guidelines is online at www.QCUniversity.com and open for review. Students may view the course material but no testing material has been enabled. Feedback is requested. Please use the feedback block on the course home page (lower left column). The course text will be available as a free download at Amazon.com...
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Puzzled By HUD FHA Property Preservation Guidelines?

Download Your Free Copy From Amazon.com July 2 – July 6 The content of this ebook came about by way of the creation of an online course for property preservation contractors. The course is one of a group of courses on topics the understanding of which is essential for the success of property preservation...
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Investigation Into Whether Field Asset Services, Inc. Withheld Pay From Workers

There is a short summary of investigation post at www.sfmslaw.com:  Welcome to the webpage maintained by Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) for its investigation of certain employment practices by Field Asset Services, Inc. (“FAS”); Asset Management Specialists (“AMS”), Safeguard, CoreLogic, Five Brothers, Cyprex, Good Choice Preservation and Aim Your Way, LLC (“Aim...
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Court Invalidates Independent Contractor Agreements

An article by Todd Lebowitz, posted at www.mondaq.com, tells of a court decision that may be of interest to those in the field services business. In Todd’s words: “The decision shows the lengths to which courts will go to invalidate independent contractor agreements, including rejecting the parties’ contractual agreement to apply Georgia law, which...
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Field Service Rep Receives Police Escort Off Property

Before noon today, a mortgage field services rep thought he was getting the royal treatment when he contacted the security / maintenance office of a prestigious condo complex. As he has always done in the past, he phoned ahead for permission to enter the gated complex and was told that someone would meet him...
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Gulf Thunder Corp Receives 2014 Best of Mobile Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gulf Thunder Corp Receives 2014 Best of Mobile Award Mobile Award Program Honors the Achievement MOBILE April 23, 2014 — Gulf Thunder Corp has been selected for the 2014 Best of Mobile Award in the Marketing Consultants category by the Mobile Award Program. Each year, the Mobile Award Program...
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You, Me and The Other Peas In The Pea Pods

The 80-20 rule – nonchalantly mentioned, most often misunderstood, greatly overused and lacking the credit it deserves, in my opinion, as one of the laws of the universe. The 80-20 rule is also known as the Pareto principle, the principle of factor sparsity and the law of the vital few. A business consultant by...
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Licensing For Property Preservation Contractors

Comments in groups are trending toward discussions of restricting numbers of contractors in certain areas and the licensing of contractors. I can’t say much on restricting numbers but maybe I can help with the licensing issue. What most contractors do not realize is that licensing and enforcement is probably already in place in your...
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A Boy Named Sue

At times I find myself having to bite my tongue or almost ready to explode from the inside just because I know something I should not say but want to… or I was told something in confidence and asked not to share – but I want to. Today, I am going to loosen my...
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Tools And Equipment Crossword Puzzle Added To Download Library

Gulf Thunder Corporation and Mr Preservation™ introduces a new and fun training option for the field services industry: crossword puzzles. Free crossword puzzles will be added to the CubicYard™ Download Library in PDF fomat for printing and solving at your leisure. You can complete this interactive crossword puzzle online here ....
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Domain Names For Sale

  Gulf Thunder Corporation has the following domain names for sale: AerialFieldServices.com CleanUpBusiness.com FieldChase.us FieldInspections.com FieldInspectors.com FieldRepsWanted.com FieldServiceApps.com FieldServicesNetwork.com HUDApps.com HUDHandBooks.com InspectorCareers.com NorthAmericanSalvage.com PropertyPreservation.us PropertyPreservationContractor.com PropertyPreservationWizard.com REOLink.com REOManual.com REORiches.com REOSteals.com RepoCaptain.com USAFieldServices.com USPropertyService.com WhatIsPropertyPreservation.com, .net, .org WirelessFieldServices.com Contact Terry Platt: terry@gulfthunder.com...
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Is Safeguard Going To Demand Everyone Wear Contacts?

The field services industry required a move from 35 mm cameras to digital cameras. Then, the industry began demanding digital cameras with builtin GPS. What’s next? If Safeguard Properties gets wind of this article, will the field services industry start requiring all of us to wear contacts?...
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Crossword Puzzles Added To Downloads Library

Gulf Thunder Corporation and Mr Preservation™ introduces a new and fun training option for the field services industry: crossword puzzles. Free crossword puzzles will be added to the CubicYard™ Download Library in PDF fomat for printing and solving at your leisure. You can complete this interactive crossword puzzle online here....
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We’re Going After Safeguard

Jon Chavez, writing for The Blade, has published an article about the Federal National Mortgage Association battle against Safeguard Properties. Mr Chavez’s article indicates Toledo’s Fair Housing Center now has a complaint with Safeguard Properties. Michael Marsh, is quoted in the article, “We are going after Safeguard. Specifically, we are looking at the properties they...
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What’s My Job

What’s My Job? When was the last time you saw a hula hoop or a typewriter, a yo-yo or a coffee percolator? Do you even know what they are? Or maybe you know what they are; at least you think you do. You’ve seen pictures of them or saw them used as props in...
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