real estate market: HARP - A Personal Thank YOU - 12/22/12 03:58 AM
HARP - A Personal Thank You
 
As many may know, I am not a big fan of Government programs nor big banks.  However, one program that provides both relief and immediate stimulus to the economy now is the HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) which allows both homeowners and investors to REFI their loans to take advantage of the low interest rates.   With a traditional REFI it can be very difficult with all of the cumbersome issues such as appraisals or if you own multiple properties.  HARP streamlines the process to allow the end goal to happen.
 
I just completed … (22 comments)

real estate market: Have the First Time Homebuyers Lost Their Mind ? - 05/22/11 02:23 AM
Have the First Time Homebuyers Lost Their Mind ?
In the past week, a number of bizarre things have happened related to some decisions from First Time Homebuyers in the Philadelphia market.  In the real estate world, they are not that weird to us as we are relatively numb to it as these things happen frequently when folks get "cold feet".  However, when you take a step back and wonder what some of these First Time Homebuyers are really thinking and see the opportunities they are missing if they do not pull the trigger on something, I have to wonder...    
Or are they not being educated by their … (11 comments)

real estate market: Smooth Transactions on Real Estate Radio - 03/15/11 04:50 AM
A few weeks ago, we had an amazing time as guests on Real Estate Radio with Paul Carson on 1180 WFYL. In this clip, we give some advice on Smooth Transactions:

Check out other clips below! Related:
No Doom & Gloom in the Real Estate Market
Behind the Scenes on Real Estate Radio
Hear the Somers Team Live on Real Estate Radio this Sunday!
 
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real estate market: No Doom & Gloom in the Real Estate Market - 03/08/11 01:31 AM
A few weeks ago, we had an amazing time as guests on Real Estate Radio with Paul Carson on 1180 WFYL, discussing one of our favorite topics, the Real Estate Market. What are your thoughts?

Check back next week for another video.
Related:
Behind the Scenes on Real Estate Radio
Hear the Somers Team Live on Real Estate Radio this Sunday! … (4 comments)

real estate market: Behind the Scenes on Real Estate Radio - 03/01/11 03:08 AM
If you listened in on Real Estate Radio with Paul Carson on 1180 WFYL on Sunday, you got to hear us, the Somers Team, dispel some myths and make some predictions about thethe Real Estate Market.
And while you were listening, we were filming some behind-the-scenes footage. What really goes on in the studio? In case you missed it, you can stream the show here.
Here's a clip of the Somers Team at the beginning of the show...we'll be posting more clips soon!
 

 
Related:
Hear the Somers Team Live on Real Estate Radio this Sunday!
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real estate market: 4 Guys in a Suit: Predictions of the 2011 Housing Market from Real Estate Connect - 01/16/11 10:25 AM
Every year at Real Estate Connect, Brad Inman brings on stage some of the best minds in the real estate industry and asks them their opinions of the current housing market.  In the past two years we have attended, to no surprise it has been mostly negative or very cautious with tremendous concern in the financial services industry due to the mortgage mess which turned out to be accurate.

This year the tone was more cautiously optimisticwith all four panelists being moderately bullish about home sales for 2011 and for the housing market.
Some of the comments from each panelists are … (4 comments)

real estate market: Is Convesntional Wisdom Always Right ? Contemplating Freakonomics - 09/12/09 12:37 AM
Is Conventional Wisdom Always Right ? Contemplating Freakonomics
During a much needed mini-vacation in Rehobeth Beach DE, I had the opportunity to read Freakonomics by Stephen D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner.  I must say that this was a very interesting and entertaining book that really can instigate thinking and contemplation.  Some of the questions that were explored were:
What do schoolteachers and sumowrestlers have in common ? How is the Ku-Klux-Klan like a group of real estate agents ? Why do most drug dealers live with their moms ? I think the main thesis of the book is to really get one … (11 comments)

real estate market: Are we the Pulse of Real Estate ? - 12/05/08 10:55 PM
The Pulse of the Real Estate Market
I have always been a little bit anti-media, and even more so during the last year with all the doom and gloom of the "national" real estate market never taking into account local markets.  A featured post "Can we gag the Media ?  Or Hang the DJ ? " expressed that point and was a post that struck a nerve with consumers as they participated greatly in the comments which is a little bit unusual.  One thing I have learned since that post is that in this new world, it is not really CNN, CNBC, … (22 comments)

 
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