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Should I apply for a 15 or 30 year mortgage?

Mortgage broker discussin 15 or 30 year mortgage rates

Recently one of my clients asked me if they should apply for a 15 or 30 year mortgage. They’ve been advised by parents and co-workers that a 15 year mortgage is the way to go. They want a 15 year mortgage because it has a lower interest rate and their home would be paid off sooner. The only fly in the ointment is the payment will be higher than they want to pay each month.

How Can Realtors Compete When a New Builder Comes and Drops Neighborhood Prices

Home builders in a neighborhood

We have all heard the story of David and Goliath. A small man or boy up against a large beast of a giant. It seems an impossible task to fight. David stakes his ground, clenches his fists and tries to bring the giant to his knees. In real estate, we have our version of these kinds of fights an established neighborhood that gets a new builder to come in after years of holding their values, now sees that home value fall to the newer, cheaper built homes in the neighborhood.

Realtors Should Check Their Robots.txt File and Hear What Google Just Said

John Mueller

Large and small real estate websites and blogs have listings that are already sold or outdated. Many of them use robots.txt files to tell Google, Bing and Yahoo what to crawl and when to craw. Two day's ago Google's John Mueller made some clarification on Robots.txt file that is good to know so you don't hurt your listings' rankings in search engine by mistake.

Fed's warning and its effect on current mortgage rates

Feds warning on today's mortgage rates

Yesterday the Fed's meeting voted to keep the Fed Funds Rate near zero percent while warning that members will decide future rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis. I asked Buzz Mackintosh of Mackintosh Inc, REALTORS to explain for our readers what Fed's warning means and how it will change today's low mortgage rates. This is what Mackintosh said to HULIQ.com in a written reply.

Could Unbundled Real Estate Services be Beneficial to Agents and Consumers?

Unbundled Real Estate Services

In the last couple of days, we have been reading quite a bit about the partnership between NAR and Lowe's coming to an end over the company's affiliation with S o l o P r o (SP from now on) - an online service company that offers individual real estate services to buyers in an a la carte fashion.

7 Tips and Tools For Realtors' Social Media Strategy

Social Media for Real Estate Agents

Traffic and business from social media channels are increasingly becoming a major source for business leads not only for real estate agents and mortgage brokers, but also for any business. How can realtors make their profiles and message more visible in overcrowded social media platforms? Here are some useful tools you can use for your social media strategy.

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