201608.17
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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…

201606.29
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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…

201604.01
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True Life Lessons on Building Your Dream Home

These are some very helpful recommendations that one of our long time clients took the time to compose and share.   The client prefers to remain anonymous but you should know that this gentleman has an incredible resume’ which includes running multi-million dollar businesses and overseeing commercial construction campaigns as well as several of his own…

201412.16
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Timing Your Short Sale

Southeastern Virginia is blessed to have a relatively high percentage of military homeowners and therefore a higher percentage of homes than in most parts of the country with VA loans and therefore, thanks to the low down payment requirements for VA loans,  a higher lingering inventory of “upside down” or “underwater” homes.   Military homeowners…

201408.11
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When the Going Gets Tough . . .

Over the past five years, our short sale practice has become ever more streamlined and efficient.  We’ve seen time required for approvals drop as all the major lenders in the Virginia market recognize our firm name and even have first name relationships with some of our staff members who have been with us throughout the…

201310.09
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More Good News / Bad News

The Good News on this rainy day 3 of a moderate Noreaster in Tidewater, Virginia, is that foreclosures and “shadow inventory” continue to decline.    The meteorologists tell us we have a couple more days of winds and much needed rain off the Atlantic Ocean.  Likewise, the economists predict that our financial storm is not over…