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Scams for the Halloween season - 10/29/08 10:52 PM
Scambusters.org is a scam busting website run by web gurus Audri and Jim Lanford. I've recommended their website to hundreds of our past clients over the years and I've also subscribed to their monthly newsletters since I was introduced to them through an interview they did with Jay Abraham. This month they've done a basic roundup of "What's new in scams" and the article mentions a couple that are worth sharing, particularly if you have older parents. Here is a link: http://www.scambusters.org/scamlines/32.html
And remember, if you want to buy a home and not get scammed by designated, deligated, limited, assigned, (0 comments)
Bloomberg reported that GMAC is granting loans only to buyers with credit scores above 700. That is very good credit. (I have referred to 720-730 as great credit previously.)
Here is the link: GMAC's Lending Limits May Add to GM's U.S. Sales Woes
GMAC said yesterday it's granting financing only to buyers with scores of at least 700, who represent about 58 percent of U.S. consumers. The Detroit-based company, now controlled by Cerberus Capital Management LP, provided 43 percent of GM's second-quarter auto loans. If you are thinking about buying a home and your credit is short of (0 comments)
First Time Home Buying Quiz with Insider Information - 10/21/08 06:55 PM
A while back we set up a online Home Buying Quiz that was well received by other home buying professionals around the country. I wanted to share it here for any home buyers who might be interested in learning real "meat and potatoes" information that is difficult to find anywhere else. There are some local Ann Arbor related components, but for the most part the information will be useful for home buyers around the country. Note: On quiz page six Standard Federal was a large regional lender. Take a look: ANN ARBOR REAL ESTATE BUYING QUIZ
One of the ten under-reported challenges home buyers face these days is bribes the seller or listing agent offers to the agent/brokerage who brings in the buyer. You can download the whole report from the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents website here. If for some reason you can't download it from the national site it is also available on our local site here: http://www.buyersagentannarbor.com/200711091638Challenges.pdf But, what is more fun, is actually seeing a "bribe" example. This is a 52" flat panel TV set probably worth close to $1,700 that was offered to me in an email this morning (4 comments)
Today I was doing some search engine inquiries to see how our webpages faired in the big three search engines "GYM". (That is SEO guy speak for Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The three big players left in web searches.) I found that our Ann Arbor buyer agent web site came up in the first place on one of the search engines as one might expect. But when I did the same search on another machine in the office the site wasn't in the first two pages of results.
Jon Boyd, Broker/ManagerThe Home Buyer's Agent of Ann (3 comments)
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