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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Chuck Bonfiglio, e-PRO- AAA Realty Group
I am pleased to announce the new Florida Realtors scholarship fund. I am on the Board Of Directors and look forward to helping students that need it. I am posting the link that explains how it works and how much there is to give. Please hurry as this does not last long. Realtor families are welc...
Warren Buffet has predicted the end of the downturn. He is basing this on the available inventory currently in the market. I am no genius or think I am smarter than him but I see the banks and government flooded with homes that have yet to hit the market. The transition period from foreclosure t...
I do not understand the point of taking listings without servicing them. I have two clients interested in a REO listing. the listing agent put about 5 attachments on it of which one is you must get pre-qualified with their lender prior to submitting offers. One of my clients called the guy just ...
We finally have some help on the Loan Modification front.Starting Friday there is a new law that requires any company that provides a loan modification service be licensed or face a fine.There have been way to many attorney and non-attorney owned loan modification companies popping up and taking...
Over the holidays the Obama administration announced that the Treasury Dept. will basically furnish an blank check for the two government run agencies. It was previously reported that they would be capped at 200 billion.It is important for the housing market to continue to get the much needed hel...
Please help me understand this latest trend happening at an alarimg rate. How is it fair or ethical or in the sellers best interest for a listing agent to pass on a "REO compliance fee" as they call it to another agents client that has nothing to do with them or the seller? How are you going to t...
Charlie Crist has announced he will run for the seat Mel Martinez is vacating. I am not in to all the politics of Republicans or Democrats. I just prefer someone to fight for us The People which is what it seems Charlie Crist has done. My father had the pleasure of knowing Mr Crist and he was a D...
More help for us and the state. Some of the legislation that has passed within this years budget are. 1. They have approved up to $400,000 to combat unlicensed activity. My take: This is very much needed in our industry. There are way to many agents or shall I say former agents out there still pr...
We are all fighting to get the $8000 tax credit not only extended past this year but also opening it up to all buyers. I heard the ones that used it prior to the new change this year can get their taxes amended. This credit is great for our market. We all need to use it as much as we can with the...
Your local and state associations are fighting long and hard for us. Some of the bills that have passed and on their way to the governor are. HB 1495 which caps Citizens insurance rate hikes to 10% statewide which they requested and rate hike of upwards to 40%. It also repealed the requirement as...

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