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List Your Home: Seven Questions You Must Ask a Realtor

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Seven Questions You Must Ask a Realtor Before You List Your Home  Many home sellers make the critical mistake of thinking all Realtors are the same. Start by doing a few hours of research.  Ask around… who’s the most active agent?  Compile a list of agent names and use these questions to help you determine which agent […]

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Move Up Buyer: Six Insider Secrets to Avoid Trade-Up Mistakes

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Making a local move usually means selling one home and buying another. The secret to making it all come together is coordination. Take a moment to review the six insider secrets to a successful move. Get all the facts early: Determine a realistic fair market value for your current home. Find out how much equity […]

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Congress Reaches Agreement on Mortgage Relief Bill

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is another facet of the financial “crisis” we face – whether or not you own real estate, this will be paid for by your taxes (and mine).   The House of Representatives will approve the Senate-passed version of H.R. 3648, the “Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007.”  Thus, once the House passes this bill […]

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Senate Passes FHA Loan Limit Increase!

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

On Friday, December 14, 2007, the U.S. Senate voted 93 to 1 to pass S. 2338, the FHA Modernization Act, which will reform the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  A conference committee will now meet to resolve differences between this bill and the one passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year.  This is a […]

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Real Estate Finance: One of the World’s Leading Experts on Credit Derivatives Explains The Secondary Market Credit Crunch

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

This article was forwarded to me from one of my clients who is retired from Moody’s and S & P…this is one of the most clear and concise explanations I have read on the current state of affairs in the secondary market as related to the credit crunch. Read on- Satyajit Das, one of the […]

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Credit Scores: The Five Factors of Credit Scoring

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

A good credit score can mean the difference between a low mortgage rate with conventional financing and a restrictive, higher-rate loan. There are five factors that impact consumer credit scores. They are listed here in order of importance: 1. Payment history has a 35% impact. Paying debt on time and in full has a positive […]

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Live Interview With Pete Sabine and Ross McGowan on KTVU Channel 2

September 3rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Click on the photo to view a Live Interview With Pete Sabine and Ross McGowan on KTVU Channel 2

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Welcome to my blog

August 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m glad you could join me.

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