Archive for October, 2010

Getting Short Sales Done!

October 19th, 2010

Kids can teach us a lot about happiness.   Hugs from mom and dad or grandma and grandpa make them feel really good when they’re having a bad day. A grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of milk is a satisfying lunch. Running around a pumpkin patch on an unusually warm fall day in search of the perfect one is cause for joy. Catching bugs in an old Mason jar, putting grass in the bottom, and poking holes in the lid for air, is an exciting pastime. They know how to appreciate and live in the moment. If you’ve been holding your breath, waiting for some certainty about the financial markets to live life, exhale now and take a lesson from the kids. Most of the best things in life cost the least. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Sales Rising, Interest Rates Lower

October 12th, 2010

Home sales rising, interest rates lower
By Jim Woodard

Existing-home sales rose in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales with completed transactions, including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 7.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.13 million in August from an upwardly revised 3.84 million in July. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Homeownership is Important

October 5th, 2010

We have a magazine rack for our clients in our lobby. I was really hesitant to put out the September 6th edition of Time Magazine because the front cover read: Rethinking Homeownership: Why owning a home may no longer make economic sense. Read the rest of this entry »