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"Where is the easiest place to get a home mortgage?" That was the question I was asked during a break in a seminar I recently attended in Los Angeles. When my fellow attendee learned I write about real estate, she presumed I would know the easiest mortgage lender. Then she explained how she had been trying to buy a modest condo or maybe a small house. But her problem is irregular income as a freelance writer. However, she proudly told me her FICO (Fair, Isaac and Co.) score is 672. That's quite good. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Next, she explained how she found a "cute" (that usually means small) two-bedroom house not far from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), which she especially liked because she travels on her writing assignments. She said an "old couple" was selling it...