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Home value is on the rise for the first time in five years

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Posted by John D Smith at Thursday, August 2, 2012

FHA Streamlined Refinance- New Program Offered

If you have a client who closed on an FHA loan on or before 5/31/2009, HUD is rolling out a new streamlined refinance program effective 6/11/12 that would be very beneficial to your customer.  Essentially we can offer the borrower: ·        A 30 year fixed rate loan at 3.75% (rates are subject to change each day) ·        We will pay all of their closing costs and escrows (nothing is rolled into the loan) ... Read More
Posted by John D Smith at Thursday, June 28, 2012

Selling an Empty House

If you look over real estate websites, you'll often see them recommend "staging" your home when trying to sell it. (Like here , here , and here ). But what about when the house is empty? Even though there won't be furnishings or accessories to help buyers connect to your rooms, you can still highlight their potential. The goal is to get others to visualize the flow of the floorplan.  Step 1: Inspect the Exterior      Keep the lawn and any landscaping tidy, which also means... Read More
Posted by John D Smith at Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bringing Out the Best in Your Home, Whether Selling or Settling

  Lately we’ve been getting things lined up for our quarterly seminar here at Sowell & Company.   If you’re thinking about selling, this is the seminar to attend!  We’ve invited speakers with expertise in bringing out the best in your home and preparing it for the market.  Mary Davis, an appraiser from C. Howard Davis Appraisers, will be there, as well as Mary Katherine Taras of MKFT Interiors.    Both... Read More
Posted by Cindy Jayne at Thursday, June 10, 2010

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