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Pre-Approved for a mortgage? - 04/28/10 06:07 AM
I just thought I'd drop a reminder note to anyone of interest. When you are about to embark upon the home buying process, PLEASE ask your Realtor for help locating a lender if you haven't already done so. Having a pre-approval letter from a lender is almost required when submitting an offer on a home. When I was "new to the business" and someone would ask me to show them homes, I'd drop everything and pile them into my car and away we'd go. After a few very long days of showing houses to my prospective client and they'd find the home (2 comments)
A General Thank You - 04/25/10 03:51 AM
I just wanted to publicly thank the active rain community for allowing me to post my comments etc onto this blog site. I've received numerous inquiries about the area that I blog about and it has also helped me to make some new friends and clients as well. When I first began my real estate career, I literally wasted thousands of dollars on advertising costs. Now, I spend practically nothing to market myself which is much in part due to the sites such as active rain and the various other networking sites that I belong to. The internet is THE place (6 comments)
Land Contracts or Lease Purchases - 04/14/10 09:09 AM
My business partner and I have decided to indulge ourselves with as much information and knowledge that we can cram into our heads about lease purchases and land contracts. These things aren't something that we are the best at, at least not right now. But we ARE going to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible. It is very obvious that with today's economy and our clients situations, this is something that we MUST do in order to stay viable within the real estate industry. There are so many agents out there who avoid these types of purchases like (2 comments)
NEW Home BUILDER offering LEASE PURCHASES - 04/07/10 01:02 PM
Do you want a BRAND NEW home? Are you able to purchase a home now but your credit situation won't allow you to complete a purchase for another 12 months? IF you aren't able to complete your purchase within 12 months, we also have a RENT TO OWN program available for you as well. IF you want to have your NEW home BUILT, there are several floor plans available. We are also looking for NEW INVENTORY from sellers to enter into our RTO program. So, if you are a seller and aren't having any luck getting your home sold, we can (2 comments)
Energy saving tips - 04/04/10 10:27 AM
8 Easy Ways to Seal Air Leaks Around the House For what the typical family wastes every year on air leaks—about $350—you can plug energy-robbing gaps, start saving money, and enjoy a more comfortable home. Read Save Money With an Insulation Upgrade Beefing up inadequate insulation is one of the quickest energy-payback projects you can do, resulting in lower heating and cooling bills and increased comfort. Read 7 Tips for Saving Energy with Home Lighting Lighting eats up as much as 20% of your annual electric bill, but using energy-efficient bulbs and making other simple changes can cut lighting costs dramatically. (3 comments)
Money saving tax tips - 04/04/10 10:16 AM
Tax Credits for Solar Water Heaters A federal tax credit makes energy-efficient solar water heaters a more affordable and sustainable option for many homeowners. Read Tax Credits for Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems Upgrading to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system can save hundreds on your utility bills and earn you a tax credit worth as much as $1,500. Read Tax Credits for Replacing Your Roof Replacing your roof with a qualifying energy-efficient metal or asphalt roof can cut your cooling bill and earn you a $1,500 tax credit. Read Tax Credits for Adding or Replacing Insulation A federal tax credit (0 comments)
Enjoy these articles... - 04/04/10 10:09 AM
10 Ways to Help Your Watershed A clean and well-managed watershed doesn’t just mean clean drinking water. Do your part to keep land and water clean and you could reap financial benefits too. Read Plant Trees To Save Energy and Grow Value Plant a tree to add value to your home and have a positive impact on the environment. Read 3 Small Steps to More Sustainable Living Making little lifestyle changes will do a lot to enhance sustainability for the planet—and make every day Earth Day. Read Green Cleaning Products for the Kitchen Going green in the kitchen doesn’t mean going (0 comments)
We NEED houses!!! Rent to Own program available now! - 04/03/10 07:03 AM
Our company is embarking on an awesome new program. It's going to be a Rental-Rent to Own program and the details are just around the corner. We REALLY need inventory to help fill the huge demand that we have for houses! IF you are trying to sell your home and aren't having any luck, let our professional team HELP YOU! We have a property management team in place and are waiting to help as many people as possible. We have a plethora of buyers who are "almost" credit ready to buy a house but just cannot get approved at this time. (0 comments)
Spring has sprung! - 04/02/10 08:18 AM
and the buyers are out in droves.... My business partner and I are so busy, there are days where we both feel like burying our heads in the snow. Nah, we aren't THAT bad, LOL. Anyway, hopefully the snow is GONE for a long time! Now that Spring is officially here and the grass is turning green, the flowers are sprouting and the trees are budding. There is no shortage of buyers out there! Hopefully, the government can keep up the different programs available to help people afford their homes and help to keep the momentum building. We all realize that (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.