Tips to get Ready for a Great Season

February 9, 2018By pam-adminStreet Talk

During the month of February, we’re going to focus on several tips and apps that will help prepare you for a great buying and selling season. Need to get a better handle on your life? The following are some great free Apps that will help you stay organized: IFTTT: (“If This, Then That”), www.ifttt.com or … Read More

Super Bowl Sunday Excitement!

February 2, 2018By pam-adminStreet Talk

Even if you’re not a super sports fan – let alone a Football fan, almost everyone gets a little caught up in Super Bowl Sunday. This is one of those days where you’re granted dispensation from watching your weight. The supreme nachos, seven-layer dip, Muffuletta sandwiches, football shaped cookies and more…what could be better? Did … Read More

7 Repair Requests Your Buyers Should Refrain from Making

January 26, 2018By pam-adminStreet Talk

According to a recent article posted to Inman Briefs, there are certain repairs your buyers should avoid requesting after the home inspection to keep the deal moving forward: Easily repaired items under $10 – If repairs are not related to a safety issue or the breakdown of an expensive system, it’s better to refrain from … Read More

Housing Predictions for 2018

January 19, 2018By pam-adminStreet Talk

Housing Predictions for 2018 Here are a few of the predictions being discussed for the US residential housing industry in 2018, according to industry associations and publications: The economy and the housing market will grow like crazy. Job creation is at record levels; unemployment is at a 17-year low; wages are feeling upward pressure and companies … Read More

New Tax Law Impacts Homeowners

January 5, 2018By pam-adminStreet Talk

The new tax law brings many changes for individuals and corporations. Much has been written about the provisions of the law which goes into effect in 2018, and this coverage will focus upon how the changes might affect homeowners or those who are considering purchasing. In general, the tax benefit for owning will be lessened. … Read More

Tips for Holding an Open House During the Holidays

December 15, 2017By pam-adminStreet Talk

(https://www.zillow.com/agent-resources/trends-and-data/tips-and-advice/open-houses-during-the-holidays/) How can your listing and Open House draw a crowd when you’re competing with the holiday rush? – Market early and broadly: use the tools we’ve described in past posts to share your listing – Facebook, Instagram and even Pinterest will help sell the key attributes of the property. – Make sure the house … Read More

Your Last-Minute Year-End Financial Planning Tips

December 8, 2017By pam-adminStreet Talk

Your Last-Minute Year-End Financial Planning Tips (https://www.forbes.com/sites/markavallone/2017/10/01/10-quick-year-end-financial-planning-tips/#332ade223a59) Have you made the most of the tools available to you to close out 2017 financially strong? A recent article on Forbes. Com listed the following tips: Assess your 2017 plan progress and forecast for new year – perhaps goals you didn’t accomplish in 2017 can be set … Read More

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100

December 1, 2017By pam-adminStreet Talk

https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Announces-Maximum-Conforming-Loan-Limits-for-2018.aspx The following is a summary of the news release from the FHFA about maximum conforming loan limits for 2018; for complete details please refer to the link listed. On November 28th, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac … Read More

Best Holiday Gifts for your Clients

November 21, 2017By pam-adminStreet Talk

Best Holiday Gifts for your Clients   (Excerpt from: https://www.inman.com/2016/11/23/ultimate-holiday-gift-guide-real-estate-clients/) This is based on a survey conducted by Inman to real estate professionals; of course, you know your clients best, but maybe this will help as you move into the holiday giving season… An edible/drinkable item: such as bottle of wine, cookies, local specialties (honey, … Read More