buy a home: This Week in Lending - 06/06/11 05:21 AM
Friday's Employment report was a disappointing indicator of the current state of the US economic recovery. This report, along with just about every other economic measure released this week, was weaker than expected. As a result, mortgage rates fell to a new low for the year. Against a consensus forecast of 150K, the economy added just 54K jobs in May, and the figures for prior months were revised lower as well. This was the lowest monthly level of net job creation since September 2010. The big question about the economy is whether the slowdown in growth is mostly due to temporary … (0 comments)

buy a home: This Week in Lending - 05/23/11 08:27 AM

Weaker than expected economic data helped mortgage rates decline to the lowest levels of the year early in the week. On Wednesday, though, a reminder that the Fed will eventually sell its portfolio of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) helped to erase the improvement. These two influences offset each other, and mortgage rates ended the week nearly unchanged.The economic data released this week fell far short of investor expectations almost across the board. The most significant report, April Industrial Production, was unchanged from March, which was well below the consensus forecast. Manufacturing output was hurt by a shortage of parts from Japan … (0 comments)

buy a home: Let's Put Things into Perspective... - 04/27/11 08:26 AM
It's 1971...
You have your Firebird & Led Zeppelin's blaring in the background . . . . or you have your bell bottoms, afro & disco ball!
     
You pay..
40 cents per gallon for gas..
8 cents for a stamp..
43 cents per pound for Turkey..
$150 per month in rent..
the average new home sale is $25,250..
and your interest rate is 7.48%!
 
Today's Interest Rates -> Starting around 5%
 
Even in the 70's you couldn't borrow money as cheap as you can today!!
What are you waiting for..??

 
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buy a home: You're FIRED !!! - 04/08/11 09:45 AM

Ok.. so you may have read in a previous blog or two that I was working with an investor I wasn't exactly confident in.  His plan seemed a bit squirrely but he reassured me time and time again that he was good for it.  Well, after working with him for about two months, writing a dozen contracts and not having one contract go through, I decided it was time to pull a Trump - You're FIRED !!!
I didn't fire him for the mere fact that nothing had gone through; there's a lot more to it. 
1. He's an investor … (6 comments)

buy a home: Where in the world are we?? - 03/28/11 08:43 AM
With no major developments in Japan or the Middle East and little economic data on the schedule, mortgage markets had one of their quietest weeks of the year. The only significant market moving news was an unexpected announcement from the Treasury on Monday, which pushed mortgage rates a little higher. For the rest of the week, mortgage rates barely changed. The Treasury announced on Monday that it will begin selling its remaining $142 billion in agency-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS) holdings. Beginning this month, the Treasury plans to sell up to $10 billion per month, as they wind down the emergency programs … (0 comments)

buy a home: OPEN HOUSE -> THIS SUNDAY -> 2:00-4:00 ~~~ Back on the Market with Handscraped Hardwoods (new pics coming soon) ~Offered @ $349,000 - 03/23/11 05:07 AM
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buy a home: The Domino Effect - 03/22/11 09:31 AM
World events overshadowed domestic news in driving mortgage rates this week. The disaster in Japan and the violence in the Middle East helped push mortgage rates a little lower. Stronger than expected US economic data had just a small impact.The current environment is rare in that unrelated events in different parts of the world are exerting such a strong influence on US mortgage rates. While global economic growth rates are always a significant factor, they generally shift at a gradual pace. What makes the disaster in Japan so unusual is that it produced a very abrupt decline in the economic outlook … (0 comments)

buy a home: 5 bedroom home WITH a pool UNDER $200,000 !???? You better believe it !! - 03/18/11 10:28 AM
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buy a home: Some things should NEVER be left to LUCK !!! - 03/17/11 05:17 AM

St. Patrick's Day is known for the luck of the Irish. Although luck can come in handy, when it comes to choosing your REALTOR, you don't want to base your decision on luck! Choose or refer a REALTOR who is in control of the process from start to finish, does his/her homework to truly know the market, has experience in negotiating the best deal possible for his/her clients, and is in great communication the whole way through.  
Wishing you a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day!
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buy a home: Buyers Road or Sellers Lane..??? - 03/16/11 11:38 AM

If you have listened to, well, really any news lately I'm sure you're under the impression it's a buyer's market.  Well, this is true in a lot of instances.  How could it not with the historic low interest rates, the unbelievable inventory, and all time low home prices.
Well, I'm here to remind the buyers to be extremely careful about being too arrogant.  You will absolutely be getting a good deal, but it doesn't mean you have to offer $30,000+ less than the list price to get it.  Sellers have been hit extremely hard and have lowered and lowered and lowered … (3 comments)

buy a home: This Piece of History Comes Complete with a Pool !!! ~Offered at $349,999 - 03/16/11 11:09 AM
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buy a home: Realistic Sellers = Happy Realtors !!! $15,000 Price Drop - Now Offered at $284,500 - 03/14/11 10:45 AM
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buy a home: New Build in Funky Little Forest Hills NOW at a Lower Price AND with NEW Hardwoods in Living Room !!! ~$349,000 - 03/03/11 04:02 AM
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buy a home: The Roller Coaster We Know as Interest Rates... - 02/28/11 09:20 AM

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buy a home: I think the key word here is, "Specialist!" - 01/31/11 09:15 AM
Why Work With a Buyer Specialist?

Your interests are professionally represented
Enlisting the services of a Buyer's Agent is similar to using an accountant to help you with your taxes, a doctor to help you with your health care, or a mechanic to help you with your car.  The first advantage is pretty obvious. If you had the time to devote to learning all you need to know about accounting, medicine, and automotive mechanics, you could do these services yourself.  But who has the time?  This is why you allow other professionals to help you in specific areas of expertise.  … (3 comments)

buy a home: HOME SWEET HOME - 01/19/11 07:53 AM
This stunning Preston Hollow home is offered at $1,499,999 … (0 comments)

buy a home: New Listing in PRESTON HOLLOW ~~~ Priced to Sell! - 12/15/10 07:39 AM
This exquisite, custom, stone and brick home built in 2001 has dramatic drive-up appeal with lush grounds and landscaping. The 6200+ sf consists of 5 bedrooms (each with an attached full bathroom), a half bathroom downstairs, a media room, gameroom, formal living and dining, a huge family room open to the large, extremely well-appointed kitchen and incredible semi-round breakfast room. In addition to the huge master suite (with a fireplace and views of the spectacular pool and fountained spas) downstairs, lies a second guest/"mother-in-law" suite. The spacious master bathroom leads to private workout room. The downstairs office offers rich wood work … (0 comments)

buy a home: Interest rates under 4%!??? This CAN'T be true.. or can it!? Hmmm..... - 10/13/10 07:32 AM
This is basically a spin-off from a blog I wrote a few days ago but another valid point was brought up in a meeting I attended this morning and I felt it was that important to re-emphasize the point.  This morning, a lender stood up and said he locked in a rate on a 30-year loan at 3.875%. UNDER 4%!!???  Do you have any idea how amazing this is!?  Let me put it this way.. I have a client who was approved on a 30-year loan at 4.4%.  Because of the condo he is purchasing, he has to obtain special financing which … (0 comments)

 
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