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Loud,Rude,Arrogant Agents. Positive or Negative- You Leave Impressions - 05/29/12 10:18 AM
It seems like every training class I attend, there is always a few agents that seem to think they have to do whatever they can to attract attention to themselves. They're either talking loud enough before the class so that everyone can hear them. They are usually bragging about how great they are, or how they are working on some million dollar deals, or how they just got 10 listings by mailing out 100 calenders, etc. ( Do they really think the rest of the class is stupid enough to believe that they just got 10 listings from mailing out 100 (75 comments)
Memorial Day Message From The Adjutant General Virginia Army NG - 05/25/12 03:56 PM
http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2012/05/25/1239/ Message from: DANIEL E. LONG, JR. Major General, VaARNG The Adjutant General Just copy/paste link to read message. Thank you to all the people and soldiers who serve and have served, and made sacrifices at home and around the world.
Jeff Pearl / REALTOR RE/MAX Distinctive Lic in VA MD DC 703-727-4876 www.jeffpearlhomes.com firstname.lastname@example.org Equal Housing Opportunity Provider (0 comments)
Justin Ferrari was 46, married, father of two kids aged 5 and 7, gets caught in crossfire. Terrible world when you can't get in your car and take your dad and kids out to dinner, or drive down the road, without worrying about getting shot in the head. We just never know when our last day will be.Just awful. Condolences to his family during this tragedy.
Jeff Pearl / REALTOR RE/MAX Distinctive 703-727-4876 www.jeffpearlhomes.com Equal Housing Opportunity Provider
More Pics in MLS is Better is Just a Myth - Tests Show Less is Best - 05/20/12 05:48 AM
Does the amount of photos you upload into your MLS to sell listings really make that much difference? No, but of course that could vary with location and price range. For this blog, tests showed that less is better! Having 1-15 photos was actually better than having 16-30 photos. History shows that plenty of homes sold with only 1 photo. With advances in computer and digital technology, MLS's began increasing the amout of photos. Some still only allow 9 photos, yet those homes still sell. Some allow 16 photos, some 30. The amount of photos doesn't always make a difference. With (65 comments)
According to Freddie Mac weekly rate survey, 30 year mortgage rates hit another record low of 3.79% from last week’s 3.83%. Concerns over Greece and Spain combined with low inflation indicators and flat unemployment benefits numbers were the story. The average is moving in a very narrow range and Fridays trading was slightly worse for mortgage bonds. Home affordability levels have never been better and this is showing up in a strong spring housing market that is starting to favor sellers. Remember, mortgage rates (0 comments)
Can Agents Bad Grammar Cause Problems For Sellers? - 05/18/12 07:35 AM
Nice looking fit young lady puts house on market. Was surprised when she returned home and found several men had attentened her first open house, and actually signed in and left their real phone #s and emails. WOW, she says, I thought it was a slow market. Soon she recieves multiple offers! She accepts one over list. This is great.....! Contract, walk-thru all go fine! At closing buyer asks seller how she would like to convey the one-night stand? Seller: What do you mean? It's in the bedroom. Buyer: You know what I mean! Seller: I'm not really sure what you're (2 comments)
REALTOR Rally in Wash DC May 17th - Join Virtual Rally From Home - 05/16/12 04:54 PM
http://www2.realtoractioncenter.com/site/PageServer?pagename=rac_attend_rally&autologin=true Just copy and paste above link for more information on REALTORS protecting the American Dream of Home Ownership! Just log in and add yourself to the map to join the " Virtual Rally" if you're not in the Washington DC area. Let your elected officials know that you support home ownership in America! Spread the word if you support the "Rally To Protect The American Dream". Washinton DC, May 17th, 2012 from 9:30 am to Noon.
Jeff Pearl / REALTOR RE/MAX Distinctive 703-727-4876 jeffpearlhomes.com email@example.com Equal Housing Opportunity Provider (4 comments)
If you're still looking for that home that fits your families needs, but still haven't found the right house at the right price, consider building! We currently have a variety of ready to build lots available in Western Loudoun county VA. Lots range from 2 - 75 acres. Some great for farming, horses, cattle, livestock. Some convenient to Potomac River and commuter train, some open, some wooded, some private,rural economy lots, Right to Farm lots, some convenient to Leesburg, Dulles, Toll Rd, etc. Choose from modulars, stick built, timber frame, log, stone, brick,etc. 1 level, 2, or 3. (0 comments)
"Inventory is Low" - "Trust Me, I'm Lying" - 05/16/12 03:58 AM
"Trust Me, I'm Lying" is not just the title of a new book about media manipulation, it's also a tactic used by agents and lenders to manipulate the housing market and get existing inventory under contract. I've lost track of the amount of times Bank of America has said they plan on flooding the market with foreclosures. I know some local lenders here that have several properties that they are holding to put on market later because appraisals came back low. Every builder ( 25+ of them) that I know has 1-20 ready to build lots that they've been sitting on (6 comments)
Buyer Tip-3% Increase in Debt Ratio Causes Loan to be Re-underwritten - 05/14/12 04:26 AM
Presidential Mortgage Update Buyer Tips From John Melnick After your credit is checked, do not increase your debt or apply for any new credit. The 2 months before closing are the most critical. Make no changes to your financial situation while you're in the process of getting a mortgage to buy a home. Jeff Pearl / REALTOR RE/MAX Distinctive 703-727-4876 jeffpearlhomes.com Equal Housing Opportunity Provider Another new all time low for mortgage rates
Freddie Mac reported the average 30 year fixed rate mortgage fell again to 3.83% from 3.84%. The basics are the bond market is holding its ground and (0 comments)
Some Virginia Homebuyer Assistance Programs Being Eliminated - 05/11/12 04:41 AM
As you probably know, many counties and cities offer a variety of programs to help people buy homes. Some are lotteries ( MIPAP), some have waiting lists, some require buyer to work in the county and some don't, credit score min of 620, homeowner education course required by some, some only for 1rst time homebuyers, some for any homebuyer, some counties offer $25,000.00 if you're a county employee and buy a foreclosure, " Live Near Your Work" program in Arlington VA, DC offers $5000.00 tax credit, Shared Equity Loans ($70,000.00 with a 2% down payment),etc, etc. Even some churches offer housing (7 comments)
Loudoun County Septic Tank Pump Out Program Starts July 1, 2012 - 05/07/12 01:43 PM
New ordinance goes into effect requiring that septic tanks for conventional on site sewage systems be pumped every 5 years. Alternative system tanks will be required to be pumped based on results of annual inspection to help prevent premature failure and potential contamination of private wells. Pumping creates opportuntiy to inspect baffles, filters, and cracks in tank. The new ordinance will require the operator to report pump outs through onlinerme. Their failure to do so will result in the owner not being in compliance. www.onlineRME.com has a public record search feature so property owners can view reports online. This is a (2 comments)
Top 10 States for Mortgage Fraud 2011 and 2012 - 05/04/12 05:16 PM
Info from FBI, various enforcement authorities, and Interthinx. The top 10 States reporting Mortgage Fraud Activities in 2010 in order are. (1) California (2) Florida (3) New York (4)Illinois (5) Nevada (6)Arizona (7) Michigan (8) Texas (9)Georgia (10) Maryland and New Jersey tied for 10th Top 15 Mortgage Fraud States in 2011 were (1) Nevada (2) Arizona (3) Florida (4) California (5) Colorado (6) Michigan (7) Hawaii (8) Georgia (9) Conneticut (10) Tennessee (11) Oregon (12) Illinois (13) DC (14) Utah (15) Maryland I know Doug Gansler in MD was responsible for having several fraudsters prosecuted and jailed in MD which (0 comments)
Record Electronically and Sellers Get Money 30 Minutes After Settlement - 05/04/12 04:15 PM
This is only in Fairfax County VA so far. Haven't heard of other counties doing it, but I bet some will soon. Of course the Title Company has to offer this service, and so far, the only one I know that provides electronic recording is Monarch Title. This might come in handy now and then. Imagine closing at 10 am, and at 10:30-11:00 sellers funds are in their checking account! I've had some impatient sellers that would have liked this service, but it wasn't being offered back when they sold, so they had to wait a couple days for their money (0 comments)
Drive Through Home Buying Coming Soon - 05/01/12 03:55 AM
Can I take your order? Yes, I'd like a regular one level with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a garage, 1'4-1/2 acre lot with a fenced rear yard. - Will there be anything else? - Oh yes, no HOA and a short-dog friendly neighborhood with Bassetts and Beagles etc. - Ok, we have some nearby,they're showing on the screen now.- I like #6!- Ok, drive to the first window and sign your mortgage. We've already scanned the QR code on your license plate and pre-approved you for $200,000.00 while you were waiting in line.- Here you go, pull up to the (53 comments)
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