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Friday, May 12, 2017

How to Buy a House in Florida: Credit and Down Payment Requirements
If you’re wondering how to buy a house in Florida, you’re not alone. We get calls everyday from people who think they would like to buy a home, but are not really sure what they need in order to qualify for a loan. We have  .. Read More »

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Wearing of the Green
Happy St. Patrick's Day! March 17th is the day for the "wearing of the green". In fact, the Chicago River will be dyed green for the day. Politicians will parade, beer will be consumed in an unnatural color, and some people will party a bit  .. Read More »

Thursday, March 09, 2017

What Are The Down Payment Requirements in Buying a Home
Literally every day I'm responding to phone calls and emails from people who think they would like to buy a home, but are not really sure what they need and what they should do to get started. So I thought it might be fun to share a typical e .. Read More »

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Saint Valentines Day reminder
It's February, and you know what that means! It means, if you have a significant other, it's time to buy that Hallmark card and call to make dinner reservations for February 14th. Last year, I made the big (BIG!) mistake of waiting until the last .. Read More »

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Groundhog's Day
February 2 Happy Groundhog's Day! I know, it's an unusual reason to write a letter, but Groundhog's Day is a very important holiday. There's even a whole "Groundhog's Day" section at Hallmark you know? In case you're wondering just what  .. Read More »

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year
Happy New Year! It's time once again to put pencil to paper and create that optimistic list of New Year's Resolutions! ( Or in the case of us Realtor's, time to outline and implement our personal Business Plan for 2017! ) I just made my l .. Read More »

Friday, December 02, 2016

Online Home Values and Your Home
Plenty of sellers have visited online home valuation sites such as Zillow, Trulia, eAppraisal, and others only to be shocked at the value of their homes. Most sellers are pleased when the values appear higher than they expected, but many onli .. Read More »

Friday, December 02, 2016

Happy Holidays to You and Yours
Happy Holidays to you and your family! 'Tis the season, as they say, to be jolly and I certainly hope that the traditional stresses of the holiday season-last minute shopping, entertaining in-laws, having to eat fruitcake, getting extended credit .. Read More »

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Understanding Closing Costs
I'm often asked about Closing Costs. What are they? How much will they be? Do 'I' have to pay these? Every home loan has associated closing costs, which are fees that are associated with home financing but are not part of your actual mortgage. Closin .. Read More »

Monday, November 21, 2016

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! We have a tradition in my family at Thanksgiving. Just before we say grace, we go around the table and each person says one reason why they're especially thankful. It keeps the focus on why we're together-to celebrate the .. Read More »

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