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Sizzle vs. Steak or Sizzle AND Steak?

Sizzle vs. Steak or Sizzle AND Steak?

It’s often so difficult to choose who to work with in a real estate transaction. It’s tough to know the great agents and loan officers. I believe finding the great ones can truly prove to be a gift to your future. What is the “Steak”? To me, that’s the part of the agent or loan […]

Short Sales Will Increase Dramatically in 2012

Short Sales Will Increase Dramatically in 2012

It seems that the banks have finally realized that a short sale is a better option than foreclosure for them, the homeowner and the neighborhood. It is for this reason we believe that 2012 will come to be known as the year of the short sale. CNN Money reported on this exact point: “We believe […]

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Here comes Spring, historically the time of year when buyers awake from the winter slumber of the holidays and snowfall, and go on their pilgrimage to look for new housing. Houses look better in…[read more]

Buyers & Sellers Beware...Costs Are Going Up!

Buyers & Sellers Beware…Costs Are Going Up!

In a move to increase their financial standing (and to get the FHA back into required capital requirements), on Monday, HUD announced [read more…]

“As A Home Seller, Why Should You Care About Involving A LENDER In The Home Selling Equation?”

“As A Home Seller, Why Should You Care About Involving A LENDER In The Home Selling Equation?”

One thing many real estate agents have learned is the importance of having a team of professionals to facilitate a smooth transaction. Having a lending expert on the team, can make available the following services to you…all for FREE: They stand ready to screen all potential buyers. Today’s lending landscape is a rapidly changing environment. […]

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

Today’s ever changing real estate industry has brought upon some very challenging questions from our clients. We as counselors, want to put forth the best, non-emotional advice that we can, in hopes that we can help our clients and their families navigate the rough waters of the short sale process. The most prevalent question and […]

Selling? Waiting Until The Spring Makes NO Sense

Selling? Waiting Until The Spring Makes NO Sense

Late last year, banks were warned that they needed to guarantee that the paperwork necessary to start a foreclosure process on a family was both accurate and complete. Since then, the banks have slowed down the foreclosure process while they re-examined their procedures. They are now confident that all the required documentation is in order. […]

How To Pick Your Lender

How To Pick Your Lender

In the whirl wind that surrounds the home buying and mortgage process, how can a consumer be sure that they are working with the right lender? I mean there are so many choices…here’s some things to consider…[read more]

Thinking of Selling?

Thinking of Selling?

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Shadow Inventory: Luckily, Here It Comes

Shadow Inventory: Luckily, Here It Comes

One of the biggest challenges to the housing industry throughout the rest of the year will be the increase in discounted properties coming unto the market. There is a glut of foreclosures that have been delayed by the court systems in many states while paperwork was corrected. The banks are rectifying their paperwork and processes. […]