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Well- today was a First-   I am helping a buyer with a short sale- knowing that it takes about 2-3 months to even get an answer they decided to list their home just 2 weeks ago- we have it in tip top shape- a few showings but nothing serious- I figured we have time on our side to get a buyer--- T...
Ok- This is for all those lenders out there- since this is your area of expertise, where do you feel interest rates will go?  Short term and long term?  I keep hearing that rates will go up to the 6% range by end of summer?  Rumor or true?  I am curious since the FHA rules will change, funding fe...
Have you heard of the newest search machine for buyers and sellers.  Its called www.listingbook.com    it gives the buyers and sellers full control over searches and what else is on the market.  This is so poweful that I have had sellers see other sellers make price reductions and call me.  I don...
Did you hear the news-  FHA has just dropped the 90 day seasoning rule.  Home owners now dont have to wait to sell on day 91 after just purhcasing a home.  Investors are going to love this, getting the market moving again.  I hope this will make a big difference with the foreclosures being bought...
Welcome to 2010 !!   Happy New year and the real estate world is off and running on High Octane.  On Jan 1st our government did not waste any time getting the new HUD1 in place along with the new restrictions on lenders and title companies.  I dont think this was the best way to punish the lender...
Well Floks-  About 2 months I was helping some buyers and they said we want to wait unitil interest rates go down to 4% before we buy.  At the time they were hovering around 5% which is GREAT !!  But we have been very spoiled in the past years have we not????  My dad paid 17% in 1983 to refinance...
Everyone wants to know when are we at the bottom and when will the prices go up? We get the question every day.  How much will this home go up in value?  Well, maybe not so much these days, but here's something to think about.  What if your house never went up in value - should you still buy?  Cl...
The majority of the calls today are "Can you tell me where all the foreclosures are located"?  YES-- There are many places that REO and Bank owned homes, foreclosures are listed.  Literally thouseands of web sites are out there But that will take you quite a long time to trac them down.  Want to ...
I get more phone calls about when is the "BEST" Time to sell my home?  Traditionally most people have suggested that the spring time is "IT".  Actually it depends on many factors.  Supply, Demand, market conditions, ect.   Actually the "BEST" time to sell is when you NEED to sell.  It used to be ...
I just listed a home in New Market Maryland.  It is a totally rehabed home that is 3-4 bedroom- updated from top to bottom- sits on .78 acres of commercial land-- this home is a one of a kind - great area-  price has been dropped over 100K to sell quick-- investors dream- this will not last long-...

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