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Thinking of moving? This blog looks into the process, strategy, and terms related to buying a home. Written by Dan Deutsch, CRS, Broker, Fargohomes.com Real Estate. Mr. Deutsch has been actively working with home buyers for over 20 years. He has taught real estate classes at Fargo NDSU, Moorhead, Northwest Tech, Detroit Lakes, and The Village. His websites are http://fargohomes.com, http://www.fargomls.com, and http://fargorealestate.com Reach him at 701-306-6632 and dan@fargohomes.com
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Statistically agents are doing a good job of selling their own listings.    As they are hired to do by the sellers.   I like to give my buyers an example that illustrates why a buyer might prefer to hire an agent who works at a company that does not represent sellers. i.e. a Buyer's Broker. Assum...
11/06/2011
For nearly 20 years the upper midwest and Fargo and Moorhead have been experiencing a wet cycle with more rain and snow year around.  Additionally farmers, out of necessity, have worked to improve the drainage from their fields in order to get their crops in and out of the fields.  The result ha...
08/03/2011
We are looking for hard working aggressive Realtors who want to focus on a huge underserved niche market:Buyers The Problem: Agents who specialize in buyers exclusively are hard to find because the income potential is decreased. Downside: They will be giving up all potential seller business to be...
05/28/2011
Becoming a homeowner not an impossible task Between the economy and the real estate market, becoming a homeowner may sound like an impossible task. However, loan options exist to help you work around your financial hurdles. If money is tight, an FHA loan may be the key to unlocking a new front do...
06/21/2010
FHA Mortgage Loans Today for readers of Dan Deutsch' Active Rain Blog FHA loans were made for times like this. by Brandon Laughridge Online Content Director brandon@mortgageloanplace.com tel: (573) 445-3426 The Federal Housing Administration is backing mortgages at a record rate in light of the ...
08/10/2009
It seems less and less possible to estimate a payment anymore.   My favorite lender emails me a list of rates daily - nice little chart with VA FHA and Conventional.  5% Conv seemed awesome compared to what I expected.  So I called Nate and asked who gets 5%....?   It turns out that 5% goes to a ...
07/13/2009
What is a "special assessment"? A Brief Description: A special assessment is a charge for the cost of infrastructure and public improvements such as streets, sewers, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bridges, and waterlines.  The costs are assessed to properties that will benefit from an improvement pr...
04/24/2009
Lida and I are back at it today with 5 more first homebuyers coming in for classes today, to learn about the $8000 tax credit and other things.   We took the morning to attend a Seminar put on by Wells Fargo Bank.   Free donuts and juice!!  There were so many great ideas discussed.  Here is one t...
04/23/2009
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I'm going the NAR Convention in Las Vegas in a couple weeks..... Well how many of you are going to be there? Am interested with the latest technology for mobile computing.  I'd like to be able to drive about town and have a computer, printer, internet, fax capability, blackberry/phone/email.  I'd...
10/30/2007
I recently got this request from a soldier in Germany reading my MLS listings:  Hello Dan,   Can you describe the acronyms for the different types of heating systems in the area...for example listing 07-4963, EHW?Hi Alan... nice to hear from you!.....  EBB --Elec Base Bd, EFA - Elec Forced Air - ...
10/30/2007
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Thinking of moving? This blog looks into the process, strategy, and terms related to buying a home. Written by Dan Deutsch, CRS, Broker, Fargo Homes Buyer Agency. Mr. Deutsch has been actively working with home buyers for over 25 years. He has taught real estate classes at Fargo NDSU, Moorhead, Northwest Tech, Detroit Lakes, and The Village. His websites are http://fargohomes.com, http://www.fargomls.com, and http://fargorealestate.com Reach him at 701-306-6632 and dan@fargohomes.com