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2011 

Why Do Loans Fail To Get Approved? Selling real estate these days is challenging enough without the added difficulty of dealing with loans that fail to get approved.  As in all things, forewarned is forearmed and knowing some of the most common reasons why loans today fail to get approved can pro...
07/30/2011
If You Want To Get It Sold - Drop the Price! Has your home been languishing on the market, without any offers or even showings?  Well that's a clear indication that you just might be overpriced.  In this current market and economy price is still king and it's still the single most important deter...
07/28/2011
Free international Conference Calls with FreeConferenceCall.com Have you ever used FreeConferenceCall.com?  For those of you that are not familiar with FreeConferenceCall.com it's a venue for setting up free conference calls. If you join (and joining is FREE) you get a telephone number assigned t...
07/27/2011
2011 Charity Challenge at Provident Bank Park Rockland County has a new ballpark - the home of The Rockland Boulders.  For the duration of the summer the Rockland Boulders will be teaming up with Active International. a global leader in corporate trade, to benefit charitable organizations in Rock...
07/21/2011
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What's a good deal? My latest buyer client just informed me that they were looking for a good deal on a new home and they didn't mind a home that needed some work, as long as the price was right. I took them at their word and started combing the area for fixer uppers that were bargain priced.  Th...
07/20/2011
  For those of you purchasing a home with less than 20% down, you will be required to have Private Mortgage Insurance.  Qualifying for a mortgage does not automatically qualify you for PMI for that mortgage.  What we used to think of as a mere formality has now become another worry.  Alan May say...
07/20/2011
This Weekend in Rockland County NY If you're planning on spending the weekend in Suffern NY or anyplace in Rockland County, you've got a whole plethora of things happening in and around the county to enjoy. Beginning this evening in Suffern there is another one of the village sponsored FREE conce...
07/14/2011
Distraction - The #1 Cause of Motor Vehicle Crashes in New York State How often has it happened that you're driving and your attention wanders either to that phone that's ringing or beeping, the CD that just finished playing your favorite tunes, the GPS that needs to be loaded with the address of...
07/14/2011
If you're planning on spending the weekend in Suffern NY or anyplace in Rockjland County, you've got a whole plathora of things happening in and around the county to enjoy. Beginning this evening in Sffuern, there is another one of the village sponsored FREE concerts in Movies in the Park at Emel...
07/14/2011
    If you're in the market to buy a home, you will be needing to find yourself a good loan officer.  Be aware that they are not all created equal.  Karen Cawson gives us a great list of qualities to look for in a mortgage/loan officer.  A good one is often the difference between closing on that ...
07/12/2011
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