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How about getting a great deal on a bank owned property and getting a loan for the property and all the repairs! I don't know how the market is where you live, but here most of our listings are bank owned property (REO's) and it's difficult to get one for a home owner that will be using for the h...
05/20/2010
  What about the Mortgage Insurance companies? We have all been hearing a tremendous amount of hype about the new HAFA regulations and I believe they are a step in the right direction, but I don't believe they address the Mortgage Insurance industry or the investors behind the mortgage.  All the ...
05/15/2010
Short Sales are the way to go    I hope home owners are getting the news about the new HAFA regulations that went into effect on April 5th. (Learn about the new HAFA rules) These rules (or guidelines) are the government's way of trying to get lenders to do more short sales to alleviate the back l...
05/05/2010
   Wow, I'm not sure how the market is in your neck of the woods but here in SW Florida it is almost like the crazy movies of the Wild West.  On one side the Florida legislature is trying to get a proposed "Foreclosure Bill of Rights" through while bankers are trying to push a bill to do away wit...
02/16/2010
In a continuing effort to clear the troubled housing market of foreclosed properties, the Treasury Department has released forms and guidelines for its new Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA). While this latest directive presents as a complex compilation consisting of some 43 ...
02/08/2010
So you've heard that the housing market has finally reached rock bottom and you are feeling like you missed the boat? Have you been kicking yourself for being too indecisive when opportunity was pounding on the door? Well don't start tying your own noose just yet; your ship might very well be com...
02/08/2010
At what point does the American taxpayer finally say, "Enough is enough!"? It wasn't enough when the Obama Administration offered up our hard earned dollars to bail the banking industry out of the financial mess they created for themselves. It wasn't enough when we saw reports of ongoing fiscal i...
02/08/2010
THE LAP OF LUXURY AT TARPON POINT COMMUNITIES    For those seeking to live the life of luxury, Cape Coral Florida has a host of offerings that fill the bill. From high rise condominiums to luxurious waterfront homes the cape boasts some of Southwest Florida's most prestigious properties, and whil...
01/10/2010
AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA    For the first time in a very long time the age old dream of owning a winter home in the Sunshine State is becoming a reality for many. While there are an abundance of choices available to the potential home-buyer, luxury condominiums and planned communiti...
01/10/2010
  Even in this crazy world of foreclosures and short sales and prices half of what they use to be, we find a very popular and fast selling community called Cape Harbour, located on Southwest Florida's pristine southern Gulf coast, where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the Gulf of Mexico, is the ...
01/10/2010
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