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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In real estate, referrals are the name of the game. Ask most agents and they will tell you that 95% of their business comes from past clients or referrals. So how can you get referrals for free?
Posted by Bob Bass at 6/30/2010 5:28:00 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
If you are thinking about walking away from your home you need to understand Fannie Mae's NEW POSITON on Strategic Defaults
Posted by Bob Bass at 6/25/2010 5:17:00 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Senate has adopted Senator Harry Reid's (D-NV) amendment to the pending jobs and extenders legislation (HR 4213) that would extend the closing date for the homebuyer tax credit from June 30, 2010 to September 30, 2010. The amendment would apply only to purchasers who have satisfied the April 30 binding contract rule for the $8000 and $6500 tax credits. The amendment creates no new eligibility for the credit. Once through the Senate, the bill must go back to the House for their approval before obtaining the President's signature. While the timing remains uncertain, completion is expected sometime next week. Congress will be in session during the weeks of June 21 and June 28, so votes on the legislation are still possible before the June 30 deadline.
Posted by dawnmitchell at 6/22/2010 7:21:00 PM
Friday, June 4, 2010
complainless: (adj.) 1. to be free of complaints 2. a pleasure to be around Remember, ... Your words move others. Your words move you. Let yours send everyone in the right direction as we kick off the first salesweek of the summer season... To be ComplainLess... Be aware. Recognize your typical paths to complaining - what (who) sparks your tendency to gripe. Minimize your exposure to them (eliminating those 'sparks' altogether may not always be realistic or the best thing). Know that your grumbling is a complete waste of energy. Be thankful. Regularly reflect on all the good in your life (people, opportunities, things). Understand and enjoy how lucky you really are. Be entitled to nothing. Pause before you begin. Clip a complaint as you feel it coming. Put a smile or thoughtful statement in its path. Blame no one. Blame nothing. Be accountable. Focus on solving problems rather than having them. Set the example for others and recommit when you slip. Care for yourself and create a positive hab
Posted by dawnmitchell at 6/5/2010 5:02:00 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Top 10 Myths About Buying a Foreclosure Trulia.com and RealtyTrac recently surveyed US adults to get some insight into what people *think* is involved with buying a foreclosure. Here are the Top 10 Myths that came up, and the facts to set the record straight: 1. Foreclosures need a huge amount of work. 92 percent of consumers expressed that if they bought a foreclosure, they would be willing to make home improvements after they closed the deal, with 65 percent being willing to invest 20 percent or less of the purchase price. Although stories of foreclosures missing plumbing and every electrical fixture are very memorable, many foreclosed homes need only the (relatively inexpensive) cosmetics that many new homeowners want to customize no matter what kind of home they?re buying: paint, carpet, etc. 2. Foreclosures sell at massive discounts, compared to other homes. Almost every member ? 95 percent ? of the surveyed group expected to pay less for a foreclosed home than for a similar, n
Posted by dawnmitchell at 6/3/2010 5:44:00 PM
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