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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Just when buying a house couldn't be any more challenging today, Congress and President Bush railroaded the FHA buyer with a last minute addition to HR 3221aka, - The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - aka, The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 - aka, The New Direction for Energy Indepe...
FHA & VA Home Buyers Have A Golden Opportunity Consider this; new figures out today on the continued housing market slump making news, yet again, with new construction brining in national number of an 8.5% drop in sales for the first three months of this year and the National Association of Realt...
Real Estate Prices Are On The MendThe Real Estate market has been in the tank for the past 24 to 30 months. Last week, when the HUD announced the increase to FHA Loan Limits from $263,300 to $346,250 it was like a huge burden had been lifted from the back of the real estate industry.Every agent w...
Lori and I feel that if REALTORS®, share the kind of Intel we offer below, with the public, the public may think twice about giving any logical thought to engaging a real estate agent who is willing to work for less than poverty wages. From time to time, Lori and I come across buyers and sellers ...
 In May 2005, the AAR (Arizona Association of Realtors) purchase contract was rewritten.  Many major changes were made during that rewrite, not the least important being the inclusion of the LSR (Loan Status Report), which replaced the CLA (Conditional Loan Approval). The biggest difference in th...
it is certainly raining cats and dogs... Of course, as we are all aware, these days... it is in deed a Buyer's Market.  That has been abundantly clear and demonstrated by the conclusion of negotiations for the property after property across the USA.  That continues to be the case,  and... even i...
By Lori Klindera, Realtor®, ePRO, ABR, RECS, Mentor"G-II" Varrato II, Realtor®, Retired USAF Red Horse 820th CESePRO 500, ABR, RECS, MentorColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageMay 2007We often field eMail questions and/or phone calls from sellers, asking... Why won't my house sell?  The informati...
A lot has been written and debated about the subject of Dual Agency. So, what the heck is the big deal? Let's break it down. The assumption is that most people are aware that a real estate broker or salesperson ("Broker") is an agent with fiduciary duties to the party that the Broker represents. ...
By G-II Varrato IIColdwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoenix, Arizona I'm often asked by new agents, "Why do buyers even need a real estate agent if the builder isn't going to negotiate their contract?" The answer is somewhat complex and yet, equally, quite simple, really.  Buyers, for the most...
 Live chat by LivePersonWe wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts on your upcoming pool installation and the contract you will be entering into or may have already committed to. Lori & I have had opportunities to be involved with pool contractors on several pool installations, and recentl...

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