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By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 25
This Leasing Restriction Will Prevent FHA Condo Approval I recently fielded a referral from a reverse mortgage broker.  His client lives in a condominium and cannot obtain a reverse mortgage due to the condominium not being on the FHA Approved Condominiums list.  He contacted me to see if we coul...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 50
I've been doing a word of the day campaign, but that will be on hold for today. Today, I set ou to show a dozen homes (which is much much more than I ever agree to).  We ended up seeing 6 homes. 6 doors. Client is ready. They are getting close to desperate, job relocation; first home fell apart a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 43
Keeping Your Eye On That Target Tree in the DistanceI first started driving tractor when I was seven as many farm kids do and by the the time I left for college a decade later I had clocked an untold number of hours perfecting the art of working farm fields.One of the techniques that my father an...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 76
NO...Your Smoke Detector is NOT a Carbon Monoxide Detector In some cases they can be together, but in this case they weren't. This is a discussion I had to have recently with some sellers. These folks were completely confused about the difference and thought their device served a dual purpose. In...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 102
A recent listing in a local MLS, and a hypothetical dilemma. The transaction is smooth, and closes like clockwork. the MLS says the co-operative commission is 3.0% minus a $250.00 mls fee (lots of the agencies in our area have begun charging similar fees). At the closing, the listing agency does ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 57
Realtors who participate in our MRIS, the multiple listing service, have a new tool - the "Coming Soon" feature.  And so far, it's being completely under-utilized.  Basically, if you want to do some effective pre-marketing on a listing, you may put it into MRIS ahead of time as the status as Comi...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 32
Hosting a Contest Has Introduced Me to So Many Great People   As many of you may know, I am hosting the December Pay it Forward challenge with Roger Mucci, Bob Ratliff and Michael Jacobs.  Not only has it been my pleasure to work with this amazing trio, but I have also met some new people in Acti...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 44
I'm still slogging through the task of editing the 1000+ photos from our recent trip to the headwaters of the Amazon River. Things like the actual business of real estate keep getting in the way, but I was able to take some time last weekend and yesterday to put together this short video of the t...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 40
  Are you taking time during the Holidays to reach out to past clients?   I love this time of year! December is full of holiday activities, winding up business, reviewing our business plan for the next year and making time to touch base with clients! You are making time to touch base with your cl...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 16
Long-time readers of the Tallahassee real estate blog were introduced to the concept of the shadow inventory of homes more than five years ago. A reader had asked me to explain what it was and whether or not Tallahassee was dealing with more than its fair share of homes that fit the description o...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 36
FHA announced last Friday, December 5th the new FHA Loan Limits For 2015.  The new FHA Loan Limits will go into effect on January 1, 2015, and will remain the same for most of the country.  However, 187 counties throughout the country will see an increase in the FHA Loan Limits on January 1st.   ...