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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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New HAFA Program Explained - 04/20/10 12:48 PM
So, I sat through a three hour "short sale seminar" taught by Bank of America yesterday, wherein I had hoped to get detailed information on the new Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program - which was implemented April 5th - and the ever-changing short sale process. The presenter however, just kept reiterating in so many words how BOA sucks less now than they used to because they are using a new organizational program for short sales called Equator, meanwhile saying he wasn't going to get into details. SO, I decided to research the details myself so I could bring them to (1 comments)
So, you found the house of your dreams... now what? - 04/13/10 09:11 PM
Sometimes it seems like getting straightforward answers about how this whole process works is harder than sneaking into a White House party, and believe me, that is HARD! For most people at least! Once you make the decision to place an offer on a home, first you need to figure out what a reasonable offer price is. Your agent should pull sales data for the comparable sales that have taken place, typically over the past 90 days. 90 days is usually how far back an appraiser will look. They should pull information on homes that are the same size, in (2 comments)
Fear of Commitment: Buyer Agency - 04/06/10 11:32 AM
I encounter many buyers on a regular basis who have a fear of commitment worse than any ex-boyfriend I ever had. This phobia is understandable after experiencing the "service" some real estate agents provide (i.e.: never returning phone calls, never being available, lack of knowledge and training, lack of focus on the "service" aspect, general lack of desire to work hard). What the general public may NOT understand is that 99% of real estate agents essentially operate their own individual businesses under the LOOSE guidance of a broker (company) whose broker's license their salesperson's license hangs with. Just like there are (1 comments)
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