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What Is Annual Percentage Rate (APR)? - 07/12/11 07:01 PM
Wonderful blog that clearly explains the meaning of "APR". I am frequently asked this question by my clients. Now, I can direct them here. Thank you Austin Herbert for writing this great blog! Via Austin Herbert (DNJ Mortgage): More commonly called APR, Annual Percentage Rate is a government-mandated mortgage comparison tool. It measures the total cost of borrowing over the life of a loan into dollars-and-cents. A loan's APR is printed in the top-left corner of the Federal Truth-In-Lending Disclosure, as shown above. When quoting an interest rate, loan officers are required by law to disclose a loan's APR, too. APR is (0 comments)
Professionalism. . .PLEASE! - 07/12/11 12:41 AM
Seems pretty simple when you stop to think about what makes a Real Estate Agent or Broker a True Professional ~ right? Character ~ Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship Attitude ~ Positive, Pleasant, Realistic Excellence ~ Outstanding Customer Service Competency ~ Knowledge, Ability, Expertise, Skill Set Conduct ~ Honoring the seller's showing instructions, leaving a business card when showing a property, securing the property when you leave, returning agent calls and emails, offering "showing feedback". This very basic concept seems trivial for a large number of our Walla Walla Realtors. Yes, every agent in our Association is a "Realtor". (5 comments)
Top 5 Mistakes Short Sale Sellers Make - 07/10/11 11:29 PM
Excellent blog post written by a sharp, cutting edge blogger in the Real Estate Industry and worth re-blogging. Every agent in my office has their Short Sale Certification. These 5 points sum up the mistakes that can keep a short sale from closing. Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria CA Homes Central Coast:
Top 5 Mistakes Short Sale Sellers Make As a Santa Maria Short Sale Agent, I see short sale sellers make critical mistakes time and time again. Here is my list of the top 5 mistakes I see: 1) They wait too long to put the home on the market.Many (1 comments)
Information courtesty of Washington Association of Realtors. . .
Important News about Fannie, Freddie and Foreclosure Update New federal legislation was introduced this week that provides a reasonable solution for the reform of the secondary mortgage market. Also, we are providing some information about the new Foreclosure Fairness Act that was passed by the WA Legislature. A bi-partisan bill was introduced in Congress this week to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and restructure the company into a government-held corporation. That company would purchase mortgages and sell them to investors as securities that are government backed. It wouldn't be (1 comments)
Preparing For The Appraiser - 07/05/11 02:24 PM
Below is a great article that is informative and worth "re-blogging" about. . .Sellers have questions about appraisals. Good comparables are key to an accurate appraisal. Via DebOnTheWeb - Deb Agliano - Medford, MA Real Estate (ERA Andrew Realty): How do you get ready to have an appraiser come look at your home? Prepare just like you would for a showing. The bank appraiser’s job is to justify the sales price to the bank, so you’ll want your house to look its best. Don’t be worried if you have some boxes around. By the time the bank appraiser comes, many people have started (3 comments)
Good News Makes My Day - 07/05/11 02:09 PM
This report just in. . . "John Burns Real Estate Consulting believes demand in top markets is about to "explode," with some cities seeing a 25% growth over the next three years. According to John Burns, there are about 3.4 million units of pent-up demand for rental housing bolstered by young adults who either live at home or are rooming with a friend to save money. "We expect this demand to materialize over the next few years, with most of the demand entering the apartment market because of the inability to qualify for a home and uncertainty over their employment situation," (2 comments)
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