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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 27
On Sunday I posted a blog titled "What Is Mattress Money".  In that blog I used a couple of terms I feel I need to further clarify a little more.  Those terms are "Compensating Factors" and "Seasoned Money".   Compensating Factors are probably the more complicated of the two so I will start with ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 58
This is my 2nd week of Tech Tips from my reading on  On this site, I come across a LOT of useful articles on SEO, content writing and social media, so I thought it might be helpful to share some of these with you.   5 little known landing page mistakes.  Landing pages can ma...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 58
  This Is How I Work... By Training Others       In order to understand what inspired this post and  how I work please take a minute and read these two posts. One is by Jon Kolsky and the other by Dick Greenberg please call us back.   There was a missed call that went into voice mail and not retr...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 60
  This post is dedicated to hard-working REALTORS®, the ones the general public doesn't know about but other REALTOR® or people in the Real Estate Industry encounters in their daily life while conducting business.    This story begins with me uncovering the truth, the tales that often go unnotice...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 35
  School is in Session! The Benefits of Conventional Lending vs FHA         Mortgage Insurance is required on loans where a 20% down payment is not available from the Buyer/Borrower.        Since most all Conventional Loans in the traditional marketplace require a minimum of 5% down, (Note: I sai...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 41
The Key to Success - Does it Open the Right Door?   Of all the real estate agent stereotypes that run rampant, (the money is all we care about!) and other such unflattering generalizations, the one that has always agitated me the most is an image of the agent who comes "running with the key" and ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 60
 Choosing Someone to Cover You While on Vacation   So often when I have taken vacation I have simply continued to tackle issues back home via email, phone and text, and my absence appears seamless. I have a transaction coordinator who manages much of the paperwork flow and process, and count on h...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 53
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Everything I Needed To Know I Learned In The Rain Okay, that's not quite true and we know it!  We all bring a different breadth of experiences to our real estate roles and our ActiveRain participation.  Our pasts shape us, and while we may have learned a lot of valuable lesson...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 84
                                  I just read a post written by Dan Dee McGinnis titled “Have You Ever Been On Top of The World?” and I thought I’d share my thoughts on this topic.  There are a variety of real estate agents who surround us every day.  They produce at different levels, and they a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 73
Hidden Home Buying Costs Before buying, it is critical to know the various costs associated with purchasing a home so you can be prepared. Hopefully your agent has discussed with you any potential extra costs you may incur so you are not caught off guard at the closing table. Knowing what fees yo...