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  • Credibility Matters in Real Estate

    BY Allan Kleer

    When buying and selling a home, it is important to trust the team that will represent you, from your real estate agent to the escrow officer and mortgage broker. Checking on certifications or credentials can bring peace of mind and help you as a cons...

  • Lock in Your Mortgage Rate Today!

    BY Allan Kleer

    Have you taken a look at mortgage rates lately? Today's recently updated survey by Freddie Mac shows 30 year fixed rate mortgages as averaging 3.56%! The fifteen year fixed rate mortgage is only 2.86% and adjustable rate mortgages are super low, too...

  • Have You Ventured Outside Your Home Lately?

    BY Allan Kleer

    Summer time means more time outdoors for most of us, and especially for children. If you find yourself spending more time outside your home in the month of July, you are not alone, given that it is officially Park and Recreation month. While you may...

  • Pets & Your Home For Sale

    BY Allan Kleer

    Many home owners own pets. In fact, that is one of the bonuses to home ownership! However are you aware that your pet(s) can result in your home taking longer to sell or being sold at a reduced price? This may sound alarming, but really you just nee...

  • Plan a Summer Party at Your Home

    BY Allan Kleer

    Summer is a great time to throw a party in your home.  The weather is warm, crowds are relaxed, and the food can be fantastic!   Whether celebrating Independence Day, a birthday, or just throwing a barbeque to welcome your friends, you’ll enjoy ...

  • Tell Me About Your Home

    BY Allan Kleer

    Do you love your home? What do you like best about your home?  Does your home bring a smile to your heart?  Which room of your home is your favorite or do you prefer your backyard? What about your home would you change if money were no object?  W...

  • Short Sales & HAFA Changes – How They Impact You

    BY Allan Kleer

    Public awareness of real estate short sales has shown a marked increase in the last few years. As homeowners seek to lessen their financial burdens in hard economic times, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) was created and has since b...

  • New FHFA Policy Benefits Military Families

    BY Allan Kleer

    Military families received some good news this week when the Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced a new guideline allowing for speedier short sales. Under the new policy, military families can relocate more rapidly without the need for a default...

  • QR Codes and You – Scan One Now & See

    BY Allan Kleer

    Have you noticed the odd bar code boxes showing up on real estate signage and flyers lately? Do you recognize them as QR codes? Are you shaking your head wondering what a QR code actually is and does? Do you have a smartphone? A QR code is very simi...

  • Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

    BY Allan Kleer

    Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home design and remodeling resou...