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What is HAFA? Home Affordablity Foreclosure Alternative- is "the government Short Sale". If you feel like you can no longer afford your home and want to avoid the negative effects of a foreclosure you may want to consider the HAFA Program-(Only eligible until December 31st 2012). What is HAFA? Pr...
06/11/2011
Experience "the BEST of the BEST" at The Bahamas Goombay Festival being held this weekend in Coconut Grove. The main emphasis will be on the Junkanoo music; a tradition that at one time was only experienced in The Bahamas. The music is derived from goat skinned drums, cow-bells, trumpets, and ot...
06/03/2011
Growing up in The Bahamas; I have experienced my fair share of HURRICANES.   As children; we were happy to miss school, and excited when a storm threatened the islands. We secretly admired the steel gray clouds; swollen and heavy with rain. Screaming every time a thunder roared, or a lightning s...
06/01/2011
  CLOSING COSTS- Who PAYS for WHAT? It's great when a house finally sells; and life takes the progression that have been anticipated while waiting for the RIGHT offer to come along. FOR SELLERS A lot of preparation goes into dressing the home- giving it awesome curb appeal; getting rid of clutter...
05/27/2011
Does VA LOANS Help or Hurt Veteran Home Buyers?   VA (Veteran Affairs) loans appear to be attractive at first glance; with it's "no down-payment" incentive and ceiling cap of $729,000; VA Loans appear to be a "no-brainer". Here are some things to be aware of; In the "food chain" of loans; VA loa...
05/14/2011
ADVICE FOR FIRST TIME HOME-BUYERS If you're actively in the market to buy a new home; I'm certain that YOU HAVE BEEN PRE-QUALIFIED by a lender (1st STEP FOR SUCCESSFUL HOME BUYING), and I'm sure that you have come across the terms short sale & foreclosure. SHORT SALE- When a home owner is trying...
05/07/2011
  What is a "Home Warranty Plan" & why YOU NEED ONE   Purchasing a home can be a daunting experience; especially if you're a first time home-buyer. There are many things to consider when buying a home. One important factor that should be at the top of your "to do list" is a home warranty plan. Ho...
04/23/2011
  About Plantation Florida- "Homes for sale in Plantation Florida" Plantation is a city that is filled with history and mystery. Situated just West of Fort Lauderdale; 20 miles north of Miami/Dade County;  and 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. This definately makes ...
04/16/2011
HomePath Buyer Assistance Incentive   A few months ago I wrote a blog post on Fannie Mae's HomePath Program and how it works- http://activerain.com/blogsview/2134529/homepath-financing HomePath Buyers Assistance Program Today; April 11th; Fannie Mae began a new initiative to assist more buyers i...
04/11/2011
  The NAkeD Truth about Short Sales   The real estate market is saturated with short sales; yet there are still many misconceptions about the process. Even if you're not in the market to buy or sell a home; the word "short sale" seem to have taken permanant residence in everyday vocabulary. Short...
03/23/2011
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