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Monthly Archives: March 2019

    Tom’s Take #108 – FHA clamping down on riskier mortgages

    By Tom Toole | March 26, 2019

      News came out in the Wall Street Journal this week that the Federal Housing Administration will be tightening the underwriting standards for some of their higher risk loans that were previously approved. There are a few factors involved and it will have an impact on the market, to a certain extent. Check out episode... Read More

    Toms Take’s #107 – Pulling at the heartstrings in a multiple offer situation

    By Tom Toole | March 19, 2019

      Winning a multiple offer situation isn’t easy. In a past episode, we detailed how to tactically position the Agreement to win. At times, emotions get involved and the highest price and best terms don’t always get the Buyer the house. Check out episode #107 of Tom’s Take to learn a simple way to appeal... Read More

    Tom’s Take #106 – Influencing your Zillow Zestimate

    By Tom Toole | March 12, 2019

    Complaints about the Zillow Zestimate are frequent among consumers, both buying and selling. There is often incorrect information listed on the site about the subject property that causes the number to be (more) inaccurate. Check out episode #106 of Tom’s Take to learn a simple hack that can assist homeowners in getting their Zestimate closer... Read More

    Tom’s Take #105 – Timing the listing launch

    By Tom Toole | March 5, 2019

    The MLS has very strict requirements on how soon a home needs to be entered into their system. The challenge is that homes normally need staging, prep work and the opportunity to pre-market the home to have Buyers lined up and interested. Check out episode #105 of Tom’s Take to learn about the way around... Read More

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