REAL ESTATE VIEWS & NEWS

Do Not Settle When Choosing Your Next Home!
By Wendy Pomeroy on Sep 20, 2010

Finding your dream home can be a time-consuming process. Locating the "right home" for you can be a long, tiresome process. There are many variables and factors that will affect your final choice.Home purchase is more than just "LOCA...

The Most Costly Mistake in Selling Your Home
By Maria Scors on Sep 16, 2010

Choose the right real estate agent to market your home. You must rely on your agent for accurate comparative sales statistics and pricing guidance. A good agent provides the facts to help you avoid the worst mistake you can make: overpricing. Alas, n...

Credit Scoring Tips and Information
By Nancy Halsema on Sep 13, 2010

This information was provided by my very favorite loan officer – the Loan Goddess herself – Toby Lynn.If you are ready to buy a home, this is information you must have NOW! Don’t reply on what was true when your folks bought a home...

The 15 Important Steps Before Purchasing a Home
By Nancy Halsema on Sep 13, 2010

1. Get Pre-Qualified: Knowing what price home you qualify for is essential for many reasons. 1) When you know what you qualify for, your real estate agent will find homes within that range so when you find one that is suitable you will have the con...

My Best Advice for the Home Seller
By Nancy Halsema on Sep 13, 2010

Provide Easy Access: Foot traffic is important. The more agents that show, the faster your home will sell. Make this as easy as possible. Make sure the front door opens easily and the key is a smooth fit. Have adequate parking so the agent can park w...

Be Sure!!!!
By Ron Giannamore on Sep 10, 2010

In today's lending environment you can never be too sure.... most mortgages written today are either using Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac financing which most local and national lenders underwrite to sell to or they are being insured by FHA where the gove...

The Difference Between A Condominium And A Co-op
By Heidi Lippacher on Sep 06, 2010

What is a Cooperative Apartment?A cooperative corporation owns the building that includes the individual apartments and the common areas. The corporation issues shares of its stock (the Stock Certificate) allocated to each apartment based upon its si...

How To Price Your Home For A Successful Sale
By Heidi Lippacher on Sep 06, 2010

Price your home incorrectly and it could mean a long stay on the market and a final selling price lower than what you had originally hoped. Should I price my property high so I can come down?No. By pricing your home too high you actually encourage a...

New Pilot Program for Short Sales
By Rose Pagonis on Sep 03, 2010

Bank of America is committed to helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. As most of our partners are aware we have been diligently working to develop alternative short sale programs to solve some of the fundamental issues inherent in the traditional sho...

Easy Ways to Cut Summer Energy Costs
By Cyril Gaydos on Jun 06, 2010

With summer officially upon us, many homeowners will be confronted with rising electric bills as fans and air conditioners kick into high gear in an effort to keep cool. Demand for electricity can also increase if you have house guests or children ho...

Do I Short Sale Or Refinance
By Doug Masi on Mar 08, 2010

What are the options for my personal home, second home or rental property? If you don't need to sell, try seeking a loan modification, which can take months with no guarantee of a new loan. Try the traditional route of a refinance, which might get yo...

How to Not Pay Too Much for Your Home
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 14, 2009

Whether you are buying your first home, or your fifth, the process of buying a home is a detailed, time-consuming venture. At the same time, it’s an emotional period laden with difficult choices. You want to ensure that the home you purchase me...

Simple Steps to Ensure a Smooth Home Purchase
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 14, 2009

Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible: 1. Check your credit. Before you apply for a home loan, regardless of your credit, it's ...

Thinking About Buying Your First Home
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 14, 2009

Thinking about purchasing a home of your own? Keep these critical considerations in mind:How long you plan to live in the home.If you purchase a home and get a job transfer or decide to move after only a short time, you may end up paying money in ord...

Selling Your Home - Where To Begin
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 14, 2009

First ImpressionsRemember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.A spruced up...

The Right Selling Price Affects Your Bottom Line
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 13, 2009

When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. That’s why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of ...

Home Buying Requires A Great Team
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 13, 2009

Your Agent A successful purchase starts with the right representative. In fact, once you’ve selected the best agent to represent you, it is likely that he or she can recommend other professionals to join your team, taking more of the responsibilit...

Winning The Home Buying Game
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 13, 2009

1. Find the right representative Even if you’re not quite ready to buy, your buyer’s agent can be an absolute wealth of information, and can often offer ‘scoops’ on local developments you might not have know about otherwise. Speak to your agent fi...

Staging Your House
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 13, 2009

Aromatherapy Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people’s emotions, otherwise, there wouldn’t be a multi-billion-dollar fragrance industry! Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odors, and cooking sm...

Planning To Sell Your House
By Daniel Shapiro on Nov 13, 2009

Some Simple Steps 1. Find the right representative The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a sm...