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Real Estate Agent - Long Realty Company

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2009 

Buyers need to know and we need to educate people that if interest rates go up just one percentage point, to six percent, as the New York Times suggests analysts are predicting, that will raise the cost of purchasing a home and wipe out a $10,000 decrease in price. Some buyers are sitting on the ...
11/25/2009
REALTORS work in the ultimate pay for performance environment.  We don't get paid if we don't perform and we are held accountable for everything we do.  So, if we are held to the high standard of care and ethics (NAR Code of Ethics), shouldn't the rest of the players in the system also be held ac...
11/09/2009
I recently attended a closing with a client -first time home buyer- who commented on the AED hung conspicuously on the wall near the Escrow Officer's private office. He asked, "Is that for resuscitating people who have a heart attack when they see the final cost?"  A few minutes later my young bu...
11/07/2009
WOW!  The Your Way Home Arizona Program is a program that is now officially open and ready for approved buyers. The state of Arizona has created a program that will allow buyers who qualify to access a grant of 22% of the purchase price if they buy bank owned foreclosure properties. These propert...
11/07/2009
The suspense is over.  The President signed the Bill effectively providing an extension and an expansion of the Homebuyer Tax Credit.  There are still some unanswered questions out there and we are waiting for some of them to get cleared up.  The Bill now will cover a large majority of homes in t...
11/07/2009
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