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Decide if Homeownership is Right for You

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 12, 2012 in No Category
   DECIDING TO BUY A HOME IN TODAY’S MARKET COLDWELL BANKER PROVIDES TIPS TO HELP FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS DECIDE IF NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY For those with the financial wherewithal and lifestyle need, today’s market provides a potentially great opportunity to buy a home.  Homeownership can provide many financial, lifestyle and social benefits.  In today’s market, buyers also benefit from plenty of homes to choose from, low mortgage rates, home ownership tax advantages and ... read more
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93% of Buyers Start Their Home Search on the Web.

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 10, 2012 in No Category
93% of Home Buyers turn to the Internet to look for homes. Which homes capture their time and attention? Listings of homes for sale, of course. But listings with plenty of information including a visual presentation of the home. In fact 97% of consumers surveyed prefer listings with virtual tours and multiple photos. Sounds obvious? Imagine if on eBay, an automotive or hotel website you just saw a couple of lines of text describing the item offered. No photos, no feature rich information about the specificati... read more
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FHA Guidelines on Sellers Contributions Toward Closing Costs

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 09, 2012 in No Category
  FHA Guideline On Seller Paid Closing Costs These days many of the FHA Borrowers that I work with require Sellers to pay most of their Closing Costs, so I need to be on top of what the FHA Guideline On Seller Paid Closing Costs are. The FHA Guideline On Seller Paid Closing Costs are very specific, but could cause some last minute surprises if not explained correctly, and understood by the Borrower. FHA does not require that a Buyer put any of his or her own money towards Downpayment... read more
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Why Does Your Home Deserve a Virtual Tour?

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 07, 2012 in No Category
Why Your Home Deserves A VisualTour Selling your home or buying a home can be a big challenge these days. Frustrating. Time consuming. Exhausting. Nerve wracking. Especially if you try to go it alone or with outdated resources. VisualTour saves sellers and buyers time, adds convenience and security and gives both sides of the transaction peace of mind. For a home seller, your real estate agent can give your home maximum exposure to the largest number of potential home buyers. For home buyers, using our website s... read more
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FAQs About Buyer Representation

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 01, 2012 in No Category
  FAQs About Buyer Representation When I am speaking for the first time with potential buyers, one of the most misunderstood aspects of buying a home concerns buyer representation. Here are some of the most common questions about buyer representation. I hope this will clear up WHY you need buyer representation! What is buyer representation? When you agree to work with a buyer’s agent, you have the benefit of someone representing your best interests and negotiating on your behalf. T... read more
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