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2016 

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ASK THE HOA EXPERT: EVALUATING OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY'S EFFECTIVENESS Question: Our board would like to evaluate our management company's effectiveness by way of a member survey. What questions do you recommend?Answer: Since the vast majority of members are disconnected from day to day HOA operat...
05/12/2016
The April 2016 Housing Snapshot is now available.  Your going to like what you see! If your not watching the housing market let me the first to tell you that things are really HEATING UP! The market is continuing to increses the units sold and the median price month after month!  This coupled wit...
05/10/2016
Buying a new home is most likely the biggest investment many of you will make. As such, when the shoe is on another foot, you can understand why potential homeowners take long, slow walks through homes for sale.That is why all homeowners selling their homes need to stage their homes. Fortunately,...
05/09/2016
     The National Association of REALTORS® has announced that there's a housing supply shortage. Homes are selling quickly and home prices are starting to inch up again. It's becoming a seller's market in many areas.  Any time the market changes; it's time to change strategies. During a buyer's m...
05/09/2016
Making Real Estate a Safer Industry Since Beverly Carter’s murder September 25th, 2014, brokers and agents across the country have taken steps to make safety a standard practice.   It’s been a year and a half since real estate agent Beverly Carter went missing and was later found murdered after s...
05/08/2016
Smartphones are essential in today’s business world, as anyone would agree. They make it easier than ever to upload documents, send payments, talk to contacts and arrange meetings for whatever your business needs. Real estate agents know just how important all of the functions in a smartphone can...
05/07/2016
Interesting news coming from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could forgive mortgage principal for thousands of borrowers under a new plan to be rolled out by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as soon as Thursday, according to people familiar with the matte...
05/06/2016
Depressed oil prices are becoming a real drag on some housing markets.On a national level, homes are moving off the market faster than in 2015, according to a Trulia report analyzing the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.  But in oil-heavy housing markets, the "for sale" signs are staying up longer th...
05/05/2016
I want to share this post I read. The author makes some really good points. It's a great reference for first time buyers and serves as a reminder to stay objective and not let emotions play into the negotiating process. Enjoy the read! Aside from not working with a real estate agent, there are ot...
05/04/2016
Weekly Review - for the week of April 25, 2016The major stock market indexes struggled during the week while the bond market performed well from mid-week on. Corporate earnings and economic reports were mixed throughout the week and contributed to an increase in bond prices and lower yields as in...
05/03/2016
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