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By Jeri Carmicheal, Experienced Reverse Mortgage specialist in Fresno
(Fresno/Clovis/Visalia/Madera and surrounding communities)
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You don't have to own your home free and clear in order to qualify for a reverse mortgage. In fact, most reverse mortgages are used primarily to payoff the existing home loan. Using a reverse mortgage to payoff the existing loan enables the homeowner to have some financial breathing room by elimi...

By Jeri Carmicheal, Experienced Reverse Mortgage specialist in Fresno
(Fresno/Clovis/Visalia/Madera and surrounding communities)
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Not at all.  A reverse mortgage is a loan against the property.  Just like the mortgages most of us have on our homes.  It has terms and conditions that the borrower and lender must agree to and if the borrower does not fulfill those conditions the lender may foreclose. The borrowers responsibili...

By Jeri Carmicheal, Experienced Reverse Mortgage specialist in Fresno
(Fresno/Clovis/Visalia/Madera and surrounding communities)
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  I live in a mobilehome and am over 62, can I get a reverse mortgage? Many mobilehomes (now referred to as Manufactured Homes) can qualify for a reverse mortgage if they conform to FHA Guidelines.  the basics of the guidelines are as follows: The home must be constructed after June 15, 1976 It m...

By Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging
(Certified Staging Professional)
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You want to sell your home, right?  Which of these six-packs will help you do that? The agents or movers with these six-packs? This six-pack?  Or this six pack?  This six pack will help you increase the curb appeal of your home and it will help get potential buyers out of the car and into your ho...

By Jeri Carmicheal, Experienced Reverse Mortgage specialist in Fresno
(Fresno/Clovis/Visalia/Madera and surrounding communities)
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  Talking with a broker sales manager for a big name real estate company and after our chat he told me.  Dang! “Ya just don’t know what ya don’t know!”  I had spent the last half hour going over the HECM For Purchase Program with him because one of my buyers saw his sign on a listing and wanted t...

By Jeri Carmicheal, Experienced Reverse Mortgage specialist in Fresno
(Fresno/Clovis/Visalia/Madera and surrounding communities)
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  What happens if I outlive a reverse mortgage?As long as the home is your principal residence, you maintain the home, pay the property taxes, insurance and homeowner dues, then the loan just stays in place with you as the homeowner.  What you are probably referring to is, if, over time you withd...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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This post is really not real estate related but I wanted to share with my Active Rain Family that April is Autism Awareness Month.  Did you know that 1 out of every 110 children will be diagnosed with Autism?  Autism is a spectum disorder that affects social skills and language and other developm...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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Do you have an iphone4?  Does your battery run low constantly?  If I am out showing homes, texting, using my e-key, answering my phone and playing Words with Friends while waiting for clients, my phone will die if I dont charge it sometime throughout the day.  Well I think I found a solution. I w...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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FHA Increasing Mortgage Insurance for Home Loans The Federal Housing Administration is increasing the monthly mortgage insurance on home loans. What this means is that people who are in the process of, or who are considering, buying a home using an FHA loan will want to work with their lender to ...
"My Home Looks OK, So Why Should I Have It Staged When It Is FOR SALE BY OWNER?" There are numerous reasons why all homes, including those which are FOR SALE BY OWNER, need the help of a home staging professional. Here are the top five. 1. A home staging professional will have an objective or "bu...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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Wow, can you beleive how Social Media has taken over our lives?  Who is not on Facebook these days?  When I first started on Facebook it was strictly for my family and friends and I used LinkedIn for business use.  Now I have clients on my personal and FB fan pages.  Sometimes I have to think twi...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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So I have never been a big supporter of To Do Lists.  I always knew what had to get done and somehow managed to get it done.  However latetly I have found that I am not getting stuff done and so last week I started making and following a To Do List.  It is amazing how accomplished I feel now.  Ye...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar.  In Finnish, the month is called Helmikuu, meaning "month of the pearl"; when snow melts on tree branches, it forms drople...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
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Yesterday was a great day!  We received short sale approval on an offer my buyers made in November 2010.  My buyers fell in love with this home and put a great offer on it.  I called the listing agent and found out it had only one loan with BofA.  Unfortunetly BofA did not assign a negoitator unt...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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Bullard High Girls Soccer Beats #2 in the Nation- Advances to State Championship Game   Last night the #4 seeded Bullard Knights upset the #1 seed (#2 nationally by ESPN Rise) San Clemente in the California State Semi-Finals game 3-2. Bullard played a physically and mentally tough game.  Traveli...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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  Bullard High Homes Market Report February 2011           # Of Homes Sold: 24 Median Price: $166,650 Average Sale Price: $188,769 Lowest Sale: 4220 W. Corona, 3/2, 1324 SF, $85,000 Highest Sale:  2458 W. Atlanta, 4/3.5, 3738 SF, $395,000 Avg. Days on Market: 72   # of New Pendings:  45 (there ar...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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Bullard Boys Basketball Going To Valley Championships!!! The Bullard High School Boys basketball team has a chance to bring home another Valley Title when they take on Clovis West on Saturday night for the Division 1 Central Section Championship at Selland Arena at 8 pm.  This is the 3rd Knights...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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Bullard High School Girls Soccer Wins Central Section Division 1 Valley Championships 3-0!!!   The Bullard High School Girls Soccer team finally got to take the field for a long awaited rematch against Buchanan High School who has won the past 5 championships.  Bullard played Buchanan earlier in...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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There are currently 3 homes for sale in the neighborhood I have named as the "Figarden Granvilles". This neighborhood consists of Granville homes that were built in the late 80's and early 90's.  It is located South of the Figarden Loop and East of Brawley, and within walking distance of Figarde...

By Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes
(Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461)
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  Bullard vs Buchanan, Buchanan vs Bullard provides for an exciting time for the Boys and Girls Central Section Division 1 Soccer Championships this Tuesday, March 1.  Due to the inaccurate weather forecast the girls and boys Division 1 Central Section Championship games were rescheduled.  It was...

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