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7 C's of Staging - 12/30/10 12:12 PM
There has been much said about staging a home before getting it on the market. "Why stage?" "What's the big deal?" "What's wrong with the way I have it decorated?" are some of the questions sellers have. I had a conversation with a colleague recently who had gone on a listing appointment. She is a very experienced agent, is a good communicator and has had the staging conversation many, many times with prospective clients in the past. This particular seller took great offense to her suggesting staging the property to sell...to the point the home owner stood and pointed in my (0 comments)
RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—Habitat for Humanity surpassed its 400,000 house milestone during its most recent fiscal year. Since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1976, its self-help, hand-up model has resulted in rehabbed, repaired or new housing for more than 2 million people worldwide. "Over the last 34 years, Habitat for Humanity has steadily increased its scale and scope to help more families in (2 comments)
Buyers have the edge - 12/13/10 10:58 AM
According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist from the National Association of REALTORS, "Home buyers over the past year got a great deal, and buyers for the balance of this year have an edge over sellers. Affordability could reach a generational high in the second half of this year because of rock-bottom mortgage interest rates, helped partly by the Fed's very accommodating monetary policy." For more reasons why now is prime time to buy a home, contact me and I'll send you a free ebook. (2 comments)
FAQ's...When Looking For a Mortgage - 12/11/10 03:22 PM
One of the lenders I rely on to guide me and my buyers through the process of obtaining financing for their new home is Craig Tashjian of Fairway Mortgage.Craig has a long standing reputation of excellence and navigating today's complex lending environment. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that arise when searching for a mortgage company and mortgage broker who will assist you during this critical time. Hopefully you will find the answers to some of your questions below. What about all of these Internet-based lenders? Just think about it for a moment. Do you really want to make the largest (2 comments)
Facts about Lead Paint that both buyers and sellers need to know - 12/08/10 07:52 PM
All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale. Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Facts about lead FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating (4 comments)
It's prime time to buy a home! - 12/07/10 07:39 PM
I just read a great ebook called "7 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time To Buy a Home!" It's filled with positive, exciting information to help buyers seize the incredible market opportunities available to them right now. Over the next seven weeks, I'll be sharing key excerpts from this ebook with yo uin my blog. For a free copy of this ebook, contact me and I'll send it your way. (3 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.