202005.18
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How are Lenders Responding to the Pandemic?

Even as much of America starts to re-open for business, the consequences of the Pandemic are also just starting to hit Main Street.   The latest statistics are that despite the Trillions in money pumped back into the business community and into the pockets of those who lost wages, about 1/3rd of America is now at…

201905.10
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Becoming a Real Estate Investor

In this era of HGTV, Flip or Flop, Flip This House, and my wife’s favorite – Fixer Upper . . . it is easy to under-estimate the challenges of being a first time real estate investor.     At its worst, what you are wagering is that you think you can successfully compete with more experienced property…

201905.09
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Creative Down Payments

The big news in the last few years has been that many 20 and 30 somethings have a different priority and value system when it comes to home ownership than their parents had.    Low and Behold, home ownership has moved up the Millennial priority list!  There is a shift of attitude happening statistically and the…

201905.03
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Sales Procrastination? Consider Your Timing

So you know you need to sell your home.  The reasons are many.   The alibis for procrastination are also many. Sometimes procrastination works in your favor.   Low priority things that you ignore long enough may eventually become altogether unnecessary.    How high a priority is it to sell your home? Once you find the motivation and…

201901.03
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Great Advice for Self-Employed Mortgage Shoppers

Ever since the knee jerk reaction to the crash of  Oh Eight, self-employed borrowers have often been intimidated away from  the mortgage application process. Despite self-employed (the “gig economy”) vocations growing as a market segment, Fear and trepidation have caused a significant 10 year drop off of self-employed applications for home loans.  Dodd-Frank, the 900…

201808.08
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Umbrella Insurance

Today’s blog is both a resignation to our recently shattered rainfall records and a shout out to a former Associate of our Firm who opened his own firm in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia,  as an Estate Planning Specialist. John S. Burton, Esq., wrote the following pithy newsletter to educate consumers on the need for…

201801.09
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Most Common Closing Glitch for Buyers

To quote a philosophical Bruce Lee, pioneering marshal arts movie star, when he was interviewed shortly before he died from accidental fight injuries in filming:  “There is only one way to come into life, but many ways to go out of it.” Many people want to know what is the most common way for a…