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This is a good summary of what origination fees are and how they impact your cost of financing a new home purchase.Closing Costs Explained: Part One - Origination Fees I've often wondered how a good faith estimate, an initial closing cost fee sheet and/or an estimated settlement statement must lo...
08/03/2010
I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow is Not Whether you are thinking of buying a home or possibly selling your home you more than likely have stumbled upon Zillow and thought you hit the mother-load of real estate information!  It's a fancy site with Zestimates, has homes marked on a map that...
07/31/2010
Well, here I am at the Seaport Hotel looking around at all the smiling faces, despite the fact that we are all about to get RAINED upon for the next 8 hours! I thought I could upload photos from my iPhone to my blog, but the technology has failed me. No worries though, I'll send updates throughou...
07/26/2010
This is very helpful information.  Thanks Diane!HOW LONG WILL INFORMATION STAY ON A CREDIT REPORT?  With so many questions about credit and credit reports here is some helpful information.  The best answer, ask your lender. BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 13: (Often called a debt reorganization. A Chapter 13 ...
07/21/2010
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This is great advise for everyone to consider for their business - whether it be real estate or selling bird cages....Since we put so much of ourselves out there on the internet, it is important to manage our online presence carefully.  I recommend that my clients use Google Alerts to keep update...
07/09/2010
This is a great post that talks about things to consider when selling your own home.  It makes you think twice before listing your home on your own!Are You Up for Selling Your OWN Real Estate? As I’m sure you are aware, the real estate industry is experiencing one of its worst down markets in his...
07/07/2010
FHA Loans are not just for those who can't qualify for conventional financing I recently ran across an excellent article in Inman News entitled For Your Clients: 7 Things All Borrowers Should Know About FHA Loans.  The article lists seven features of the FHA loan product that are often misunderst...
07/01/2010
Ideas on how to keep your house cool during the heat of the summer   Although meteorological summer commenced on June 1, I still raised my coffee cup to the official start of summer with the equinox at 7:28 a.m this morning.  However, if the rest of the country is anything like Massachusetts, sum...
06/21/2010
Home maintenance ideas for late spring                 In Eastern Massachusetts, we never know when Spring will arrive.  Sometimes we go straight to Summer from the cold Winter; other times we have a "wet season" between the Winter and Summer - and other years, like 2010, we have a "quasi-Spring"...
06/10/2010
There are a lot of opinions about the Massachusetts Real Estate Market.  Opinions are shared throughout the Internet on all of the social media sites with one person saying that the worst is yet to come and others saying that, thankfully, most of Massachusetts has been insulated from the shock wa...
05/24/2010
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