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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 11
Though we, as humans, are supposed to be pretty smart, we do a lot of things that might not seem rational.For example, we do things like text and drive, we don’t get flu shots that can stop us from getting sick, and we hoard things like toilet paper…Dan Ariely, a professor from Duke University, h...
Real estate markets are always unpredictable, but it’s a good idea to understand the market trends if you have a plan to buy or sell your home soon. We contacted the real estate experts at AK Premier Real Estate Services to see if we could find out how to identify each market’s trend, understand ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 17
Today we will have a little energy to our music, these bands have been going through my head for days, and I mean a lot of days. Let's start with Supertramp, playing here in Paris in 1979 their song Bloody Well Right, always a favourite. Then of course their is The Eagles, not the Philadelphia Ea...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Comments 0
COVID-19 has devastated many communities and businesses around the globe. It is also changing how consumers are spending their money. This infographic from Visual Capitalist takes a look at how consumers are spending differently during COVID-19: 

By Vani Murthy, CPA, IRS Problem Resolution
(Tax Relief Central)
Comments 1
In short it means all tax returns have been filed and tax has been paid timely. In general, a taxpayer needs to take the following steps to get into tax compliance: file all tax returns due on time if you are an employee, sufficient taxes need to be withheld to cover your tax bill if you are self...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 3
Happy Tuesday to you,Let's help continue to get you through the week.I love this quote because it really makes you think about helping out your fellow person.Are you helping out enough people everyday?Do you find it helping you out by helping others?Ask yourself why or why not."You can have every...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...

By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 10 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
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 I'm a first-time buyer. Can I still buy a home in Greater Palm Springs during COVID-19?  If you are a first-time homebuyer and were in the process of shopping for a house in the greater Palm Springs area before the coronavirus, the pandemic likely put a wrench in your plans. But should it? When ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 4
As someone that was taught to incorporate video into my marketing back in 2005, with the advent of consumer video e-mail services, I have spent the last 15 years utilizing video marketing for my business. Video has a surprisingly better open rate than regular social media posts, emails and blogs ...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 4
Let Me Be Clear  As we go through life, I'd bet most of us come to a point where we realize we must be comfortable in our own skin.  Warts, blemishes, imperfections and all.  So as my career has progressed, I have had less difficulty ditching the pretense of needing to conceal the fact that I nev...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Heath Texas FHA 203k Rehab Loans.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of re...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Seabrook TX.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amoun...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Da...

By Kevin Whatley, Professional Mortgage Lender
(FirstTrust Home Loans)
Comments 0
I have often been asked the question of how much a Texas mortgage lender can hold when a client establishes an escrow account for taxes and insurance.  Here's the answer:  Lenders can hold no more in escrow than the annual cost for such expenses as property taxes and insurance, plus a reserve equ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Ve...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in San Antonio Texas. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a Princeton Texas First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increas...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Gruene Texas Mortgage Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a First Texas Homebuyer in Keller Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increa...