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By Credit Repair Consultants, LLC
(Credit Repair Consultants, LLC)
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Buying a home can certainly become a daunting task.  It sure helps if you have some information before jumping in.  You should always create a structured plan before beginning your home search. Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) is a local not-for-profit firm that is dedicated to educatin...

By Credit Repair Consultants, LLC
(Credit Repair Consultants, LLC)
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Hey folks!  I just got back from vacation at Walt Disney World.  My wife and I decided to go for our 5th Anniversary without our 22-month old boy.  We wanted to be a little selfish and experience it for ourselves before we took him down a few years later.  Boy, am I glad we did!  There's a lot to...

By Credit Repair Consultants, LLC
(Credit Repair Consultants, LLC)
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I have had the privelidge of contributing to the newest newspaper publication in Scranton, "The Scranton Post".  It is a wonderfully unique paper with a concentration on local content. Since the paper comes out biweekly and is only available mostly in stores in Scranton, I wanted to republish my ...

By Credit Repair Consultants, LLC
(Credit Repair Consultants, LLC)
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Hello and welcome to my Credit Repair Blog! I'm very excited about this blog because I believe that I can help a tremendous amount of people.  I have met countless people who had bad credit due to circumstances beyond their control.  Unfortunately, the credit reporting system is set up for failur...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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We live in America, the land of choice.  We can choose our elected officials.  We can choose whether to use a small mom-and-pop shop or a big store like Walmart.  What we haven't had here in Scranton is a choice of newspapers.  One person, one company, one organization could never fill all our ne...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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Here we go!  Scranton is transforming.  I can still remember watching "The Implosion".  A long row of businesses on Lackawanna Ave were blown up from the inside.  My brother and I watched as the buildings folded into themselves and came crashing to the ground.  In what felt like a moment, the Ste...

By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
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Check out Scranton's good news from Money Magazine What can it be??? Maybe it is because Scranton is home to The Office. Maybe it is because the cost of living is relatively cheap. Maybe it is because of our many universities. Maybe it is because Scranton residents aren't buying in to the nationa...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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I've written blogs about this in the past and feel very strongly about this subject.  But, I just came across this online video that backs up my feelings about "No Closing Cost Mortgages".Local and online banks have been touting these "No Closing Cost Mortgages" as a way to entice buyers and borr...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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We can all use a vacation.  It's been a tough year so far.  We've had to deal with constant bad news, a draining war, a dwindling economy, and an exhaustive Presidential Campaign.  Wouldn't you love to get away?Escaping to the Caribbean is not an option for most.  Sunny blue waters sound great, b...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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You've all been mesmerized by the catchy commercials for companies that offer free credit reports.  Their jingles stay in your head for days.  You may find yourself bobbing your head to the tune hours after you've heard it.  They're clever and downright infectious. But, are they free?Please.. ple...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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Homes aren't cheap!  The purchase of a home involves a transaction in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.  We talk about abstract theories such as payments, interest rates, and points.  It's easy to lose focus on the big picture.  All this negotiating and maneuvering takes place to put ...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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The job of a Realtor can be quite difficult.  There are many facts and figures you've got to keep at the top of mind at all times.  A talented and successful Realtor is a person with an outward personality.  Most of your day is spent talking to all kinds of people.  You've got to relate to buyers...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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The Scranton Hill Section is one of the most incredible areas in the country.  Or maybe that's my biased opinion.  Just take a walk!  You'll stroll through a quaint college campus at the University of Scranton.  Step off campus and you'll find a mix of new and older commercial buildings with smal...

By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
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It is about time that the national media starts giving some good news when it comes to real estate. But as soon as they do, they sabotage us by then focusing on the regions of the country that are hurting the most. What about the good stories? What about areas like Scranton, Pennsylvania that are...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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A combonation of news and rumors has been swirling around throughout NEPA in the last few days.  It started with Hillary Clinton's visit to Scranton and her 30-minute speech at Scranton High School.  She let it slip that she would be attending The Parade along with Gov Ed Rendell.  With the comin...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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The Scranton Parade is easily one of the largest in the country.  Not bad when you see who we're comparing to.  We're right up there with New York and Boston.  This Saturday's parade is expected to be 10,000 strong!  The latest news is the announcement of a special attendee.  Hillary Clinton was ...

By Kim Skumanick
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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Good thing my first morning cup of coffee was decaf. The only pick-me-up I needed today was found on the front page of my morning newspaper.There it was in The Times-Tribune...NEPA house prices rose 7.2% last year. "...things are different in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area, where hom...

By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
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Have you looked at the calendar recently? Can you believe that it is almost March already?With the national media still taking the baseball bat to real estate, is your market staying afloat? I was excited this afternoon when I picked up the local newspaper and saw NEPA House Prices Rose 7.2% last...

By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
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Usually this time of year I am slow and am spending much of my time trying to scrape up new business. 2008 so far has been a different story. Don't believe what the national news is telling you. My neighborhood is still moving forward and people are buying and selling. Check out the article in Mo...

By Universal Funding Partners
(Universal Funding Partners)
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It's official!  There are only a few other places better than Scranton / Wilkes Barre to buy real estate property.  Many of us knew this all along.  Local industry professionals like Realtors and Mortgage Professionals have seen it coming in the form of increased investment activity from the neig...

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