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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 32
Back on February of this year I wrote a blog on the New Good Faith Estimate (GFE) which the The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be implementing on August 15, 2015.  As I stated in my previous blog, I have never liked the present GFE, it is three page long, but is less transparent t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 40
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain.  Should we cancel the inspection?" well, you know the rest.  End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What's my answer?  NO!  WE CAN SEE THINGS DURING RAINS THAT W...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 54
10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD.  Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks.  Frustrating isn't it?  You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you can't! So what's holding you back?   It can be any o...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Comments 30
I'll be taking a listing in a couple of weeks on a home that's been on the Hudson Valley, NY real estate market for three years. I'm pretty confident it will sell. Why this hubris on my part? Because I saw why it wasn't selling. The home has been lived in by the same family for thirty years. It s...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 44
Will my pinning bear fruit? That moment when you're not quite sure whether you're working or playing can deliver an epiphany--it's okay, perhaps better, if the activity fulfills both.   When my Pinterest subscribers passed the 10,000 mark earlier this week, I decided to ramp up the business side ...
By Shannon Shimabukuro
(Market Leader (now Trulia), Senior Trainer)
Comments 22
"Who would you rather have; a seller that's been referred to you or an internet seller inquiry?" Ummm... this is a no-brainer.  I'd choose a referral every day of the week and twice on Sunday.   Unfortunately, referrals aren't always enough to keep our business humming.  There's the ever present...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Comments 48
I had a lot on my mind as I jogged this morning, and I noticed a thread running through all my thoughts -- they all had to do with time.   Specifically I was thinking about:   My upcoming birthday.  I'm going to be 54 in about a week, so I can officially say I'm in my mid-50s. My 54 years have go...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 57
If You Really Like A Blog, Hit The Follow Button With the latest tweaking of the ActiveRain system to remove bugs and to create enhancements, there is one more really positive one that has appeared that wasn't there before. When someone subscribes to your blog/starts following your blog you get a...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 36
Zillion of times as a Northern Virginia Realtor, I have shown homes where the appliances are stuck in time. It may be as old as 70's to early 2000. When buyers walk in the home they immediate think about expenses that, they may have to incur to update the kitchen, which is heart and soul of the h...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
Home Staging Tips-Want to Find Your Room’s Focal Point? Home staging is about allowing the possibilities of your property to be seen by potential buyers. This often involves editing items in your home and improving the condition of your property. However, there’s something else we try to do and t...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 23
If you are getting ready to buy a house, then statistics tell me that you are not likely in the market for a real estate buyer's agent. That's right, 74% of homebuyers work with the first agent they speak to, so they typically don't understand that it is in their best interest to hire a buyer's a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 49
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Free exposure is what first attracted me to FB as a legitimate social media option for my business. I was on a strict budget and did not have a lot of extra money to spend on marketing. The purse is a bit fuller now and I have recently been testing ways to best u...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 26
What Are You Marketing...Yourself or My Franklin TN Home? I recently received correspondence from a potential seller. He had already met with one listing agent and said he got the sense from meeting with her that she was more interested in marketing herself than his property. His question to me, ...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 15
I don't mean that there is a physical danger...The danger is in the numbers. Just because a home seller's electric bill is $300, doesn' mean yours will if you buy the home. Usage and habits in the home are the real indicator. One person leaves all the lights on and the next shuts most of them off...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
  Bonding of other systems, stop the shock. East Wenatchee Home Inspection Services Bonding of other systems, Intersystem bonding what you need to know.   Proper bonding is one of the most crucial mechanisms when it come to safer electrical installations.  By bonding all systems together this wil...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 25
Critical FHA Condo Approval Requirements to Sunset 8/31/14Unless FHA releases a new Mortgagee Letter in the next few days, the temporary guidelines for condominium approvals created in Mortgagee Letter 12-18 will expire on August 31, 2014.The highlights of the 12-page document include: Clarificat...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 40
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY,  I MEAN SELL.  I MEAN. . . . . . "It's a great time to buy a home." About two minutes later, we hear, "It's a great time to sell a home." I have a real disconnect with conflicting claims. A good time to buy is when prices have been dropping due to verying market conditio...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 50
Uh oh Stucco (EIFS) in the Pacific NorthwestWe found the perfect home for my buyer yesterday. It’s a sprawling one-level home that’s been updated with top of the line appliances. An abundance of large windows let in natural light and open up to forever views. A neutral palette of tiles, paints, a...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 40
    The buyers loved the property, but this was the first day out looking for homes.   The Seller received multiple offers, and alerts us that all offers would be presented within 2 hours of viewing the property.   The property went under contract quickly.       BAM - it is back in your email in-...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 42
Scrub-a-Dub or Deal! Getting a call from an out-of-state client who is scheduled to close soon saying an agent in my area has called, soliciting her for business does not sit right.  She was upset to think that someone, anyone had access to her cell phone number and what she thought was not privv...
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