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This is a Great Explanation of What is HUD Home?  I am often asked this question, and the answer could not be explained better.  Buying a HUD home is an as-is sale, but can be a great buy.  You must have an agent to represent you to make the purchase!What is a HUD Home?  I can hear your thoughts ...
03/16/2012
By now everyone has heard of Short Sales. Just a few years ago, it was a word rarely used in Real Estate.  But today it is a widely used term......sometimes even mis-used. Let's review what a Short Sale is.  A Short Sale is when a lender agrees to allow a seller who has a financial hardship to se...
08/20/2011
The best rumors have the longest staying power, and the untruths about the connection between Bank of Canada interest rate cuts and mortgage rates is a prime example. Why? Well, though Bank of Canada interest rate cuts do affect the financial industry, they do not affect every segment of the fina...
05/06/2011
Being a Realtor we often have to be all things in a transaction. Today I am asking for a break from all Loan Officers working with Buyers or potential Buyers.  When qualifying the client , speak in terms the buyers can understand.  Many will not ask questions because they are too embarrassed to a...
04/26/2011
Buyers often have a lot of questions when making decisions on purchasing a home, whether they are first time or repeat buyers.  As Realtors we often find ourselves answering questions that fall outside our expertise because one or more of our transaction partners may be too busy take our client c...
04/15/2011
I will Close one of the longest and most difficult deals for my buyer who deserves her first home more than anyone I know tomorrow. After fleeing her rental home to protect her teenage daughter from a child molester, to live with her friend, whom she thought was the best until she overstayed her ...
03/17/2011
 As a Realtor, I get this question all the time....are there any grant programs available to help me purchase a home? Of course, if I am aware of one, which I usually am....I share this information with the buyer especially if they need  assistance with down payment, closing costs or property tax...
01/23/2011
            There are many types of Realtors. Many sellers don't know this....they assumed that if you are a Realtor you should know what you are doing. But just like all professions, Realtors come with many specialties. We live in a  age of  many distressed homes, that needs agents that can help...
01/21/2011
I was told this story by a fellow frustrated agent. Ironically....the seller was my client before  being switched to her by our mutual Short Sale Attorney....this is a sad story of a seller trusting and being loyal to her attorney. I received a call from a Attorney  who specialized in negotiatin...
01/20/2011
Across the street from me lived a family who were always updating their home. They seem to have the latest gadgets, gizmo's, furniture, etc.  I even went over to check out the kitchen when it was being gutted (the home is only 4 years old) and updated to the latest kitchen design (this was last y...
01/17/2011
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