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So You Think You are a Veteran of Many a Closing

Many experienced home buyers, sellers and investors are still surprised to learn of the new closing requirements concerning funding.   For years, the gold standard at closings was to bring funds by a “certified check”, “cashier’s check”, or other paper draft of a bank account.    Unfortunately, while these legitimate real estate moguls have been out there…

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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…

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Fear Mongering to Motivate Home Ownership?

The ever entertaining and thought provoking NREP (National Real Estate Post), formerly known as TBWS (Think Big Work Small) challenges our national leadership and loan regulators to promote home ownership by easing qualification regulations.  /Shocking Zillow Renter Report The NREP blog also points out that the 50 year low in the home ownership index  may…

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Short Selling in Divorce

For most divorces, a driving objective is closure.   One or both of the parties has generally reached the state of being “over it”.   Child custody, division of assets, and support issues are challenging.   But there is another issue which can rain frustration on a divorce like a monsoon, and that is the disposition of real…

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Why can’t I let my brother in law negotiate my short sale? He is a realtor after all!

Kudos to one of our legal network affiliates of Attorney Short Sale Negotiators who answered this question as succinctly and accurately as you could ever ask: Should real estate agents negotiate short sales? No.  Absolutely not.  It is replete with legal issues, risks, deficiency issues (amounting to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of…