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(re-edited) Thanks to all of you who have responded and especially to Jon Boyd who pointed out that I had the incorrect spelling for this app. I used the Canadian version of "colour", but the iPhone application is actually called "ColorChange". *** My son, Justin, and his co-author, Bob Durie, wh...
01/31/2010
Whether you are interested in buying a home or selling one, you may be interested in hiring a real estate agent or a Realtor® to help you through the process. Hiring a qualified agent-someone who will be able to take you step-by-step through the process-can be difficult. Here are some things to c...
01/29/2010
Negotiating the Purchase Offer: Price is not all that Matters for Sellers Receiving an offer to purchase your home is thrilling.  After months of planning, preparing, and marketing, you have finally connected with the right buyer.  Somebody out there thinks your home would be a desirable place to...
01/29/2010
Short Sales- HAFA explained- this is the third part in our series on analyzing the HAFA guidelines.  Today I started getting links and calls from Real estate agents around the county and even two agents from Miami. They all were saying, this is great. Did you read the Sunsentinal today? They say ...
01/26/2010
Rental condo for $700 month in gated Pinnacle Condos near Citrus Park Mall Tampa FLorida The PINNACLE is in the perfect Citrus Park location of Northwest Tampa. You can find ideal places to dine and shop right in your own Citrus Park neighborhood. The vibrant Citrus Park Mall is only minutes away...
01/25/2010
    FHA Loan rumors now become a reality – So what happened?   Wow... I just talked about some rumors that have been floating around for months about FHA loans. Let me make something clear. They are rumors to me until they are officially stated through HUD/FHA. And on that note, they are also rum...
01/25/2010
That's right, we are part of the problem going on in the real estate industry right now.  But as a group, we aren't taking any blame.  You can read blogs from two years ago all the way up to today, where "blame is placed on the banks for making bad loans, to the government for buying them, to hom...
01/25/2010
The news is spreading fast...  As reported out from FHA on January 15, 2010 - HUD TAKES ACTION TO SPEED RESALE OF FORECLOSED PROPERTIES TO NEW OWNERS Measure to help bring stability to home values and accelerate sale of vacant properties WASHINGTON - In an effort to stabilize home values and impr...
01/21/2010
I saw this on a report(WSJ) so just passing it along as FYI.... FHA will not raise the minimum 3.5% downpayment requirement for the vast majority of borrowers. Starting sometime this summer, only borrowers with FICO scores of 580 or less will be required to put a down  payment greater than the cu...
01/20/2010
Ignite 2010 Real Estate Marketing Summit - Austin Texas An exploration of "Next Generation" Real Estate Marketing Strategies. Join us! We’re broadcasting sessions from the two-day Ignite Real Estate Marketing Summit. Watch speakers "live" as they provide insight on managing efficient teams and bu...
01/19/2010
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