sell 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)

sell 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)

sell 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)

sell 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)

sell 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

sell 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)

sell 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!

sell 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)

sell a home: This Piece of History Comes Complete with a Pool !!! ~Offered at $349,999 - 03/16/11 11:09 AM

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

sell a home: Hey guess what..!? YOU CAN'T DO THAT! - 12/16/10 07:32 AM

It seems that at the end of every Real Estate Agent's career he/she could honestly write a novel.  I've been in this crazy business for over 8 years now and I am still, constantly surprised by other agents, my clients, brokers, you name it!  This past month has held a lot of firsts for me and it's just to the point you have to just laugh, handle it and move on.  So in one of my recent blogs I said that I had 2 agents send me offers from their clients, the seller.  Well, I only explained one outcome and … (71 comments)

sell a home: Never say never.. - 12/14/10 04:03 AM
The saying "Never say never" still goes and becomes more true every single day.  At national conferences, I've always heard listing agents say they, at times, will convince their SELLER to make the BUYER an offer to purchase their house.  Crazy, right!?  Wrong!! 
Nowadays, to survive in Real Estate thinking outside the box is not only important, it's essential and I applaud these agents.  The funny thing, though, is as a buyer's agent I've never had a listing agent make my clients an offer.. until now!  Last week I had two, TWO, listing agents contact me to make my clients, who only … (2 comments)

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