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Archive for May 31, 2011

How To Make An Offer That Will Be Accepted

lisasheppard | May 31, 2011
You have finally found the house of your dreams. It is priced right and is receiving a lot of attention from other buyers. You don™t want to miss this opportunity so you are ready to put in an offer with the real estate agent immediately. Wha...

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Why You Need A True Professional To Sell Your Home

lisasheppard | May 27, 2011
Many people ask me whether they should hire an agent to sell their home or whether they should first try as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). In today™s volatile market,  I believe this is an easy decision: you need an experienced professional! Yo...

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Do You Own The Foreclosure You Just Purchased?

lisasheppard | May 25, 2011
Back in February, we posted a blog titled MERS: a MESS We Should Know About. In that post, we warned that MERS, a system most mortgage entities have used in transferring the ownership of mortgages, might turn out to be rather problematic. It se...

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Appraisals: Why You Must Now Sell Your House Twice

lisasheppard | May 24, 2011
Banks have become very conservative when lending mortgage money today. With the current foreclosure challenges in the country,  we can™t really blame them. The requirements now necessary to qualify for mortgages have gotten much more stringe...

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National Housing Survey-What America Thinks

lisasheppard | May 23, 2011
Each quarter, Fannie Mae releases their National Housing Survey. They survey the American public on a multitude of questions concerning today™s housing market. We like to pull out some of the findings we deem most interesting each time it is ...

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Look Past the Headlines…..

lisasheppard | May 20, 2011
Earlier this week, Trulia and RealtyTrac issued a press release regarding a survey completed for the two companies by Harris Interactive. The press release, American Expectations for Housing Market Recovery Falters , reported:œAs more cities a...

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