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      Is the short sale "bed too hard?  Is it too soft?  Why can't Realtors find a short sale that is "just right?" I have always been amazed at how the real estate profession seems to be dominated by dinosaurs that refuse to evolve or let themselves become extinct.  These folks seem to pass on ...
10/19/2009
                  Per the Wellesley DPW, the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) will be open for six Sundays during the busy fall leaf season as follows:                           October 25, 2009                November 1, 2009                November 8, 2009                November 15, 2009 ...
10/17/2009
No sooner than when you thought you knew everything there was about how to navigate the often choppy Short Sale Waters, does the government come up with a new plan that will drastically change the way that short sales are going to be looked at by lenders.  The new Making Home Affordable (MHA) pro...
10/16/2009
WEICHERT, REALTORS®-Synergy located in Wellesley Hills, MA and a member of the Weichert REO Network, is looking to add experienced loss mitigation and REO agents to our rapidly expanding businesss. Opportunities to mentor and train new agents in the areas of loss mitigation, REO sales and BPOs. P...
10/14/2009
I skipped re-blogging Melissa's second blog post on foreclosures because it dealt exclusively with contracts in California.  In part 3 below, she provides valuable information that is relevant when considering foreclosed properties in Massachusetts.  This is my third and final post in a series on...
10/13/2009
This is great information for those of you looking to buy a foreclosure property.  As a Loss Mitigation Certified Realtor, WEICHERT, REALTORS®-Synergy counsels many clients about the risks and rewards of buying a bank-owned property.  Sometimes the pot of gold is not under the foreclosure rainbow...
10/13/2009
This is very useful information that may clarify why your mortgage lender may encourage you to lock in a rate and why. Read on...We are in a time where rates are historically low, and very volatile.  Everyone wants the lowest rate possible, so the question I am invariably asked is, "When can I lo...
10/13/2009
We used to have great sports teams in Boston, and that was what all the news was about.  But recently, Boston has moved behind Pittsburgh and Chicago as the number three sports town in the country.  So, it didn't come as much of a surprise when I started to see people griping that our Registry of...
10/10/2009
            Catchy title, right?  Well, today I want to discuss something which I find to be either a) a commonly mis-used term in our industry; or b) something that the consumer needs to be educated about. Let's start with A above.  Dual Agency.  "I work in a dual agency state."  No, you actual...
10/08/2009
    What is a Weichert Referral Associate? A person with a current real estate license who does not actively list or sell properties, but maintains their license through WEICHERT, REALTORS®-Synergy, an independently owned and operated franchise of Weichert Realtors. What are the benefits? As a W...
10/07/2009
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