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Real Estate without Freddie and Fannie

August 13, 2013 7:40 pm

“The good news is right now there’s a bipartisan group of senators working to end Fannie and Freddie as we know them. And I support these kinds of reform efforts.” - President Obama, August 6th Ending Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will mean two things to the housing industry: higher rates and probably shorter mortgages. [...]

Things Have Changed. Have You?

August 7, 2013 4:02 am

We read an interesting blog post from real estate guru and friend Matthew Ferrara this week talking about how the value of the real estate agent has changed dramatically with the advent of the ‘major web portals’. Matthew explains that, in today’s market, an agent or broker’s marketing strategy must be focused on: Building trust [...]

5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

August 6, 2013 10:00 am

Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just [...]

Moving Up? Do It Now!!

August 5, 2013 9:54 am

New reports are revealing that the number of existing home owners purchasing a house is beginning to increase. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to [...]

Before Buying A Home, See What’s Right For You [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 2, 2013 9:52 am

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