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For the eighth consecutive month, year over year job losses have increased in all 372 U.S. metropolitan areas, and many are concerned about the effect of unemployment upon housing for 2010. How do job losses relate to the recovery and, more importantly, to the coming year? As a lagging indicator,...
10/03/2009
This is one of those posts where I wish I didn't have to write it, but felt it was so important to my readers that I would be remiss not to at least talk about it. Everyone out there probably knows somebody who is behind on their mortgage payments, looking for alternatives and likely also just fi...
10/01/2009
 I've heard a lot of opposing views on whether or not to take certain listings and whether it's worth it in the end. The fact of the matter is that sometimes you can tell in the middle of a listing appointment that the seller is really not going to listen to your recommendations. They may not be ...
09/22/2009
Okay, I’m going to do something I normally avoid; I’m going out on a limb and publicize my housing predictions for 2010. While I occasionally discuss general trends and opinions about the market, I think it’s important for all of us to have as much information as possible in order to properly pla...
09/21/2009
Most people would immediately respond "NO" but the truth is, you probably are.  In one way or another. Have you gone away for the day and not checked your email?  Been in meetings and turned off your cell phone?   Forgotten to take care of what seemed to be a small detail to you but ended up bein...
09/19/2009
Okay, the name for this new bill may not be as catchy as "Cash for Clunkers" but you gotta love it: Home Ownership Moves the Economy(HOME) Act of 2009.  HR 2801 was introduced by Howard Coble (R-NC). It would continue the current tax credit for first time homebuyers set to expire on December 1, 2...
08/26/2009
10.) You sent in multiple offers to the bank. Put yourself in the bank's shoes, what would you do if you got 3,4,5 or 6 offers on your property? That's right you would wait to see if you get more at higher prices. We all know short sale departments at banks are extremely organized and they can su...
08/22/2009
Confucius Say, "I Hear and I Forget.I See And I Remember.I Do and I Understand." In other words, There's a BIG difference betweenhearing about it... or even watchingit... and actually DOING it. Because once you DO something you"get it"... it makes sense. Evenon things that have kept you stumpedfo...
01/26/2009
In January 2008 there were 154 Short Sale and Foreclosure listings in Nassau County Long Island New York. By March this grew to 324 listings. Now at the end of October, there are more than our MLS system can display with more and more coming on the market. I had a short sale listed at $329,000. T...
10/30/2008
First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Web Site Draws More Than 100,000 VisitorsBy: National Association of Home Builders (Washington - August 12, 2008) A newly launched  Website ,http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/  has attracted more than 100,000 visitors, indicating that there is a strong intere...
09/27/2008
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