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By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 10
 Are You a Hopeful Home Buyer?Did You Just File Your Taxes?         Did you just file your taxes?  Or hoping to soon?            If so, and thinking of buying an IL/Chicago-area (or Wisconsin) home in the near future, now is the perfect time to talk to me to get started with your financing.      ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 10
With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock knock knockin' on history's door.  With 30 year fixed rates in the mid 3's and 15 year rat...
By Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
Comments 14
 Many of us became real estate professionals because we wanted to be our own bosses. However, the downside of being your own boss is that you may become the most difficult person to manage. Your success becomes dependent upon the choices you make each day, and if you make the wrong choices or fos...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 16
Bob and Terri,just a note of caution as you are contemplating the purchase of a "yet to be constructed home" from a builder. The new construction contracts are very long often 50+ pages, and they are written totally in the favor of the builder. Also...The new home rep ...no matter how nice...work...
By Bruce Reichstein, Mortgage Industry Professional - 3 Decades
(Mortgage Industry Professional, Westbound Bank Chairman)
Comments 9
One common question asked by some about the FHA single-family home loan program is whether an FHA mortgage can be used to purchase an RV-type mobile home or a houseboat.The answer in both cases is no because a house boat or recreational vehicle/RV motor home cannot be affixed to a permanent found...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 28
I am tall. Well, not super tall, just a bit taller then average. The problem is that I can also see higher then average. And I have quite a few buyer clients who are way taller then me and obviously they can see even higher. For some reason many home sellers expect their potential home buyers to ...
By Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
Comments 16
Buying a home is an exciting time.  It can also be stressful and confusing, especially if you are buying your first home.  We asked our agents for their best advice to first time home buyers to help ease the process.  Here are the top ten tips we got…1.  Get your own RepresentationDon’t use the l...
By Victoria Deubler, Inbound Marketing Manager at Zurple
(Zurple)
Comments 23
“Bad Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave” is an article written by Dr. Travis Bradberry, Coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & President at TalentSmart, that was recently published on LinkedIn. In today’s blog post, we’ve summarized his main points and explained how they pertain to Real Es...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
While doing a home search today, I came across a listing in a great and desirable neighborhood. I have clients looking in the price range, so I opened the listing page and boom. The pages showed that the property isn't being taken care of, and beyond that, it has been on the market for 514 days. ...
By Michael Shetler
(Keller Williams Village Square Realty)
Comments 14
Every year around this time we see headlines about property taxes."Which counties in NJ have the highest, lowest property taxes?" is one from NJ.com. "See what town had the highest property tax rate in Bergen County," is another.Headlines like these are deceptive - written expressly to get attent...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
A Boomer’s Guide to Selling Your Home-  14 Tips You Can UseBaby Boomers in Palm Beach County who plan on selling their home may be facing a new generation of buyers...The Millennials. They were born somewhere in the early 1980s to the early 2000s.  Much has been written about this generation … wh...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 59
Dreaming about owning property? Dream BIG!Ten Tips to Owning Property  Why not? I've always been a believer in dreams. Having them, shooting for and making  them come true. Build foundations under them and dreams CAN come true. Here are ten tips to BUILD A FOUNDATION to owning property.   1. Make...
By Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 36
Real Estate Advice from a Soccer Coach I have been a Soccer Mom for 7 years.  This year, I somehow got suckered into coaching!  YIKES!  I have never played soccer.  I have never coached ANYTHING, and I must admit, I am extremely nervous. I have been reading, studying, googling and asking a millio...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 23
Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Robert May, Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 52
Separating the Lookers from the Buyers      As a Lethbridge real estate professional who has helped move thousands of people and completed hundreds of successful transactions over 23 year, I have developed some particular tools and techniques that make the way I do business much more efficient.  ...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 32
You can Buy a Pre Owned Home at Top Dollar, we are in a Seller's Market, or Build A Home of YOUR own? You still have choices...                   Yep, it is still snowing, and more cold weather yet to come, and only 21 Days left before our Spring Real Estate Market starts!Buyer's with pre-qualifi...
By Ellen Caruso
(Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 59
Aren't you excited that Iron, Iron, Iron..... is everywhere?  Iron doors and details are the latest rage in New Construction! We see ornate Iron Gates, Iron Doors, Iron Balconies, Iron Lighting Fixtures and Iron Railings inside and out. All the details can be a strong form of expression! Some eve...
By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 40
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
Comments 32
Yesterday was a monumental day in the life of Faith LaRosse My family and I have always been quite active- kayaking, camping, hiking. My children and grandchildren are all runners. My husband ran track in school and had always loved it.   Running has never been something that had the slightest bi...
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