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Mortgage and Lending - Signature Property Consultants
4/9/2010, Long Island, NY  REALTORS® around Long Island will be holding open houses on the weekend of April 10 and 11, 2010 during the Long Island Open House Weekend! Hundreds of people who have listed their home for sale will open their doors with a REALTOR® as host, for you to look around. Look...
Today, a real estate agent friend of mine from another company asked me if I ever get any leads from Listingbook, a service that is pairing with MLS's across the country to connect agents and real estate customers and prospects.   While I stated that I personally don't get a lot of leads from it ...
This weekend, I dragged myself out of bed to finalize my morning appointments, confirm the morning plan with my clients and then drive to Queens to return a key I had borrowed the night before to the listing office.  I immediately hustled back to Long Island to meet up with my clients with all of...
Today, I attended my local board's annual MLS tech fair.  It was a great day, replete with more social media terms and sites than I could believe existed, especially when I consider myself to be fairly savvy on the topic.  After all, I blog on Activerain, post on Facebook pretty regularly and am ...
I have this one client who is very loyal, but an incredible skeptic.  I have been telling him for at least two years about a product I offer called the Money Merge account that would enable him to pay off his mortgages in a fraction of the normal time.  My client is extremely smart, very financia...
Recently the goverment produced a plan that would allow buyers who purchase a home in 2009 to take a deduction of up to $8,000 off of their taxes.  Many buyers inquired about the plan, but some were disappointed to find out that it wouldn't help them with actually buying the home.  Well, things h...
While the mortgage market continues to generate a lot of chatter in both the media and in Washington, interest rates are currently near or at all-time lows. If you or anyone you know are looking to take advantage of these low rates, let me explain why now is the time to act. Lately there has been...
This excellent 2BR features livingroom, 1 Ba, w/w carpeting, a/c, kitchen with island, and lots of closet space.  It is on the first floor of a duplex and is nestled in a beautiful, park-like setting.  Close to schools, transportation, shopping and more. Many amenities on premises, including laun...
If you've been following interest rates recently, you may have seen that they are looking GREAT right about now.  And, while I can't quote an exact interest rate for someone without seeing an individual's full financial picture (credit, income, assets) by means of an application, we have actually...
Picture this scenario - client purchased a home nearly two years ago with 100% financing and a 2/28 adjustable rate mortgage, expecting to refinance into a fixed rate before the first adjustment period.  Fast forward a year and some change, and the market TANKS, so now he's upside down by $70K an...

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