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By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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  Review of Last Week LOTS OF ROCK 'N ROLL BUT NO PARTY... What a wild ride down Wall Street-a 552-point weekly slide for the Dow, as everyone fretted over the financial sector's exposure to more subprime losses. The fun began with the resignation of Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince and ended with Wach...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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 As winter approaches and the temperatures drop, many will be turning on "the heat" for the first time this season and find a problem somewhere.  Before you start losing it and screaming at your furnace in the dead cold , stop and take a deep breath. Your furnace might not be working because of a...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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  Mortgages are going to be what enables you to buy a home unless you are rich in cash. If you aren't rich in cash, then you need to begin doing some mortgage lending research. Otherwise, when you sign on the dotted line to make a new real estate purchase, you'll be signing something promising to...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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   Mortgages can be tricky. It is hard to decide which mortgage is right for you when you are unsure if you can afford a home. In fact, if you are in the market for a home, then you likely need to begin talking with a mortgage broker before you begin your search for homes. Sometimes, national rea...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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  Household nightmares often begin when you discover that your children begin to cook when you are still at work and these kitchen savvy kids aren't just stirring up some chicken noodle soup. No, that's not what they choose to eat when they dine in! Maybe it's time to choose some things to put in...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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Thinking of refinancing? Then, stop and think again. You may need to refinance, you may want to refinance, but why are you really going to refinance? The fact is, many people find something they want and discover they have a little equity in their home and often rush right out to take out the equ...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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  Household budgets are not the favorite topic for the heads of households. Still, the fact remains that many people must face the music sooner or later in regards to budgeting and the fact also remains that the music can ring loud constant reminders of a thing called debtors prison if you don't ...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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 There were 2,487 home closings reported for the month of October, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors®. This represents a decrease of 25 percent from the 3,331 closings reported for the same period last year.Year-to-date closings for the Greater Nashvil...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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 Review of Last Week THE FED'S HALLOWEEN TREAT...WITH A TRICK  Wall Street celebrated Halloween with a nice treat from the Fed...a 25 basis point (.25%) cut in the Fed Funds Rate AND the Fed Discount rate. BUT...the accompanying policy statement played a trick on investors expecting rate slashes ...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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In an attempt to make a special dinner for you last night, your spouse started a small grease fire. Although the fire was contained to a small section of the kitchen and extinguished quickly, you have some obvious damage as well as smoke damage throughout the main level of house. Repairs can cost...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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The FED dropped rates again this week a quarter percent. Some hoped for another half percent like last time, but this will do! With consumer confidence on the rise buyers are swarming back into the home market! Traffic at websites is increasing and buyer calls are flowing in! Williamson County Te...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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 There are well over 450 different mortgage products on the market today. There are hundreds of different mortgage companies who offer slightly different versions of each of those products. And each of those products has a range of interest rates that could be offered on any given day.  #1 factor...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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Review of Last Week FINANCIALS COME CLEAN, MARKETS SHINE... The week on Wall Street began with financial powerhouse Merrill Lynch 'fessing up to a $7.9 billion third quarter write down for their collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and U.S. subprime mortgages. This was a substantial revision up...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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Review of Last Week 20 YEARS AFTER BLACK MONDAY, WALL STREET SKIES TURN GREY... If you're financially minded AND have a taste for morbid celebrations, the 20th anniversary of Black Monday is hard to beat. On October 19, 1987, the Dow fell 508 points-a record 22.6% drop for the day. At today's lev...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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That's a great question to ask during National Fire Safety Month! Some manufacturers recommend replacement after 5 years. If you don't have the manufacturer's information and your smoke alarms are 10 years old or older, it's time to replace them with new ones. Since smoke alarms can become desens...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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SEPTEMBERClosingsMedian PriceInventoryTotal2,58722,821Residential2,014$182,29115,438Condominium415$162,5002,434Multi-Family32390Farms/Land/Lots1264,559 Pendings: 2,214Days on Market/Residential: 67 Compared to AugustAUGUSTClosingsMedian PriceInventoryTotal3,35922,396Residential2,643$189,71915,172...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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Historically October sees an increase in sales in the Middle Tennessee area. This year we sure need it. Has it happened?Well yes, in a manner of speaking. Not like previous years, but in the last 2 weeks there has been a definite surge in activity. yay, right? Maybe. While there have been a coupl...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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You're not the only one thinking about a way to update your kitchen. Home buyers and sellers are watching HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and thinking about remodeling their kitchens. Six hundred respondents to The Digital Kitchen Study recently gave a lot of thought to the same subject. Accord...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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MODERNIZING FHA - FINANCING THE FUTURE "DENVER - Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in 1934 to provide families access to homeownership through reasonably priced, low down payment, government-insured mortgages. FHA is a major program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur...

By Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate
(RE/MAX Elite)
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For the week of October 1, 2007 - Vol. 5, Issue 40  >> Review of Last Week "BEARS DON'T LIVE ON PARK AVENUE."  Bernard Baruch The Wall Street legend would have applauded the net bullish ending to this most volatile third quarter. It featured the market swings of August, the surprising major rate ...

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