Archive for October, 2011

Answers to your HARP Questions

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Lots of people are asking me about the governments revamped HARP program.  Here is some basic info about the program and links to more detailed information. There are 4 basic criteria: Your existing home loan must be guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Your home must be a 1- to 4-unit property You must […]

Troubled homeowners get a lifeline

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The government announced a new program to help upside down home owners take advantage of today’s ridiculously low mortgage rates.  If you think the program may be a fit for you, go to our Financing Page and fill out an application to speak w/ Mark Daker at Fidelity Bank. Article below from NEW YORK […]

REO sales may not peak until 2013

Friday, October 21st, 2011

According to an article by Jon Prior, the sale of properties repossessed through foreclosure may not peak until 2013. Nearly half of the more than 552,000 REO properties liquidated in the first half of 2011 were held by private banks. In the years ahead, the government — including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, […]

Step 1 – Lunch at Alon’s; Step 2 – Buy a Home in Morningside

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

We recently helped a couple relocate to Atlanta.  They knew they wanted to live in town, but they weren’t sure which neighborhood was the best fit.  We explored the Virginia Highlands, Midtown, Inman Park, Candler Park, and Peachtree Hills to name a few. On our second day of house hunting we stopped for lunch at […]

No Homes for Sale in Easthampton? That won’t stop us!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I had some clients looking in Walton High School District, and their favorite neighborhood is a John Weiland neighborhood named Easthampton.  Easthampton is a large swim and tennis neighborhood that sees few homes come on the market and the good ones that do sell very quickly. We saw the few homes that were on the […]