Storm Warning for August–CFBP

On August 1, 2015, the world as many real estate agents, lenders, and title companies know it will change drastically. August 1st is when the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau portion of Dodd-Frank goes into effect. The reliable HUD-1 disappears, as does the Good Faith Estimate. They will be replaced by “The Closing Disclosure” and “The […]

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“Looking and Seeing”

There’s a difference between looking and seeing. Huh? Are you thinking—what does she mean? Well, looking is what people say they are doing when they want to find a house to buy. “We’re looking”. Of course, they say “seeing” also—as is “We are seeing another house before we make a decision”. I would just suggest […]

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“Buying Back Your House”

This past weekend, my husband, also a REALTOR® got an offer on another company’s listing. In both of our professional opinions, the listing is overpriced. There are location issues, as well as physical issues, which I won’t go into, because I don’t want my local followers trying to guess which house it is. It really […]

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Cost, Price and Value

  Cost, price, and value are three of the most confusing things about real estate.  This blog was inspired, in part, by a conversation with a consumer.  She’s trying to sell her house on her own, and she did have it appraised.  But she thinks the value as established by the appraiser, is “low”, so […]

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