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Real Estate Agent - Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors - PA176625
Downsizing the down payment - assistance Think Real Estate     Q: I just learned that I qualify for my city's first-time homebuyer's program. I thought it was a grant, but it's actually a second mortgage. Is this a good deal or not? Is there anything I need to watch out for? A: Congratulations! ...
  Short sale (real estate)   Kildares Pub - King of Prussia, PA - I see so much joy in Real Estate - last Friday I helped an older couple buy their first property. They had rented for 30 yrs, in an effort to send their 5 kids thru school, debt free. The biggest issue we had was their lack of cred...
Building Client Loyalty "If we don't take care of our customers, someone else will." A real estate company depends upon clients for survival. No clients virtually translates to no business! So, it's no surprise to see companies allocating huge funds to market to new prospects with the goal of tur...
NEW YORK ( -- Sales of existing homes rose slightly more than expected in May as home buyers responded to plummeting home prices, according to an industry trade group. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Thursday that the number of existing homes sold during May rose 2% t...
This is fascinating and I'm about to say something many readers will find quite controversial. It might even anger some of you. I believe it is a reality and can help us understand how to control our destiny. by Bill MannSome Chinese guy is helping you pay your mortgage.I know, you don't recall e...
Signs of Real Estate Market Bottom The big question everyone is asking these days is "When will the bottom of the real estate market occur?" The bottom of the market may be closer than you might think. Housing Predictor explores the ways to tell about your market.The big question in real estate t...
 Great article on how the recent numbers are analyzed today and why we are measuring the numbers differently all of a sudden. We now use Shiller's Index, instead of NAR (Nat'l Assoc of Realtors) and OFHEO (Office of Fed Housing and Oversight) government. Very interesting and worth a ponder...-Tom...
 It's that time of a Real Estate Cycle that I'm willing to step out on a limb and tell everyone it's time to buy. As we all know real estate markets just like other commodity markets, go up and down. Timing is everything. Traditionally, Real Estate is a long term investment. It still is.   Congre...
the idea of buying before you purchase.               In this current market I think it is advisable to try to sell your house first before you offer on one to buy. But...               It's a buyers' market right now. There have been houses for sale in many neighborhoods for months now. Yours is...

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