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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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The National Association of Home Builders reported the highest builder confidence reading in seven months for May. May’s reading exceeded expectations for an index reading of 64 and rose three points to 67.Component readings for the main NAHB reading were also higher. Builder confidence in curren...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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When you started thinking about putting your house up for sale, you probably made a list of repairs that need to be done ahead of time. If that list was long, you might be at a point where you’re asking if it’s all worth it. Will prospective buyers really notice the little things? And even if the...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Last week’s economic news included readings on job openings and inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released.April Inflation Falls Short of ExpectationsThe Consumer Price Index for April fell by 0.10 percent to 0.30 percent. Analysts expected a read...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Renovations that create a multi-use property or the development of a new multi-use project can be a very attractive investment especially in urban areas that are undergoing redevelopment. The concept of multi-use is to make the most of the site that is revitalized or developed.Multi-Use ProjectsT...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Trading land like a billionaire relies on three simple premises. The first one is to acquire the land for cheap. The second one is to never intend to sell it. The third one is, if you trade it, trade up.Howard HughesBillionaires that start with an inheritance have an advantage. Howard Hughes was ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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It’s more common these days to have non-traditional income that doesn’t fall into the W-2 category. Many people work in what is referred to as the “gig economy,” where income might come from a variety of freelance sources.Other times, people don’t have W-2 income because they are retired or have ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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You have lots of choices when it comes to choosing a real estate agent. Aside from deciding if you’d prefer to work with a man or woman, and what age range you’d like them to be, here are some tips to help ensure that you pick one that is best suited for your needs.Signs In Their BioThe first thi...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Earth Day is celebrated each year in April to remind us all of the benefits of ecologically-sound living that is more in harmony with Mother Earth. There is quite a bit of positive news when it comes to going “green.” There are significant benefits for home sales.Green homes may sell faster and f...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Last week’s economic reporting included readings on sales of new and pre-owned homes; weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released along with a report on consumer sentiment.Sales of New Homes Hit 16-Month HighThe Commerce Department reported that deep discounts offer...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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According to the US Department of Energy, the average American household paid $111.67 each month for utilities in 2017. With some research and a few DIY projects, property owners can reduce those energy costs without sacrificing comfort or convenience.Establish Energy Friendly HabitsReduce energy...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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From small touches such as new lighting to larger efforts such as tiling the porch or stoop, creating curb appeal is one of the best investments you can make to resell your home fast.Here are eight ideas to maximize curb your appeal.Landscaping Is Critical For The First Impression Cut Back Trees ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Are you the type of real estate investor that has an interest in a treasure hunt? A real estate investment strategy based on hard money is, at its core, a treasure hunt. There must be an underlying value, the “treasure,” for a hard money opportunity to exist.Collateral For A Hard Money Loan Is On...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Last week’s economic news included readings on home builder confidence in housing market conditions and Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage ratees and first-time jobless claims were also released.NAHB Housing Market Index: Builder...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Fixing up your home doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker. You can revitalize the look of your property with a little bit of paint in the right places.Here are some areas that will really stand out to visitors or prospective home buyers.1. Front DoorThe front door always makes the first impression ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Home builder confidence increased in April to an index reading of 63, which was one point higher than for March and the highest reading in six months. Analysts said that April’s reading revealed more about housing market conditions in the past six months than it was an indicator of future market ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Perhaps you plan to sell your home in the next few months or years. Keeping your garage organized can save time and ensure that you have storage space when you need it most.Get Your Purge On!Clear out the garage and separate items into categories: keep, trash, donate and recycle. If you get rid o...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Last week’s economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, and first-time jobless claims. Monthly reporting on consumer sentiment was delayed.Consumer Price Index: Inflation Rises in MarchThe Consumer Price Index rose 0.40 percent in March, which matched expectations and surpass...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Perform roof maintenance on sunny days when there’s less chance of slipping. Blocking off a weekend twice a year gives you plenty of time to complete the items below without rushing or taking unnecessary risks. The beginning of spring and fall present the best opportunities to complete your maint...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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Members of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee voted to hold the target range of the federal funds rate to its current range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent. The minutes of the most recent Committee meeting cited softening domestic and global economic conditions as reason for not raising ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC)
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If you’re staging your home to sell, you may find yourself with more stuff than space. Rather than selling possessions that you’d rather not part with, you can put your things into short-term storage until your home sells and you’re able to move.Here are some options you have when choosing and us...

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