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Alex and Cadey Charfen - Experts on handling distressed properties with information you need to know about how to survive and thrive in today's real estate market.

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2012 

Since the beginning of the housing market crisis, the most common image in Americans' heads of a foreclosed property exhibited a house that was owned by a middle-class family struggling to make ends meet. However, there is a rapidly growing segment of homes that are struggling as well... luxury h...
Posted almost 2 years ago
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System have extended the deadline for Independent Foreclosure Review to September 30th. If you were affected by a mishandled foreclosure between January 2009 and December 2010, there is hope. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the...
Posted almost 2 years ago
One of the most frequent questions we're asked is if short sales are essentially the same thing as a foreclosure, when it comes to the future of the consumer. The answer is...ABSOLUTELY NOT! When it comes to credit reporting, a short sale will have a much less catastrophic effect than a foreclosu...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Last month, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released their State of the Nation's Housing report for 2012, which revealed a growing trend in the housing market. From 1973 to 2008, it was cheaper on a monthly basis to rent instead own a home. However, since 2008 the affor...
Posted almost 2 years ago
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