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By Clint Hammond
(Mortgage Network, Inc)
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The effects will be clearer tomorrow but in spite of the market betting on a 100% chance of a .25 cut by the Fed today, the Fed left rates alone. This should start impacting bond prices tomorrow and anything that happens today will most likely be a knee jerk reaction. Stick around, could be some ...
As a specialist of assisting buyers in their purchase of new homes in the Columbia, SC real estate market, I am often asked: "If I receive all the new home warranties when buying a new home, why would I have a professional inspection done?" That is a very good question. Let me break it down for y...

By Adrian La Fosse
(Asset Realty, Inc.)
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Save now, save every month! Holiday Builders is offering $7500 off all move-in ready new construction homes in their SE Columbia neighborhood Chandler Hall. Additionally, the builder is offering a fixed interest rate of 5.75%. That is about 1% lower than the current rate. That would equal a savin...
National home builder Beazer Homes has discontinued building homes in the Columbia SC real estate market and is slashing prices of completed new construction homes. Just reduced to $169,990 is a new 2300 square foot home in the Lexington area. Highlights of this home are the 5 bedrooms, 3 full ba...
On the cover of the September/October 2008 Issue of The Residential Specialist is Janet Lopez with Taylormade Properties, Inc. in the Tampa area. Congrats to Janet! Within this issue, there is an article entitled "wonder y". Kathryn Rudziensky discusses how Certified Residential Specialists (CRS)...

By Clint Hammond
(Mortgage Network, Inc)
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With some bond friendly economic reports out today, I expected a break above the ceiling of resistance today and oops....we didn't get it. The market movers that were due today were PPI for August, estimated at -.5% and the actual was -.9% so that's good news right off the bat at 8:30 this mornin...
National home builder KB Homes has announced a Secret Sale at their three Columbia SC real estate market neighborhoods. How secret? Unless you happen to stumble upon their website or are a Realtor on their email list, this blog post may be the only way to know about this sale until Saturday morni...

By Clint Hammond
(Mortgage Network, Inc)
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I've been right so far, Monday's spike in mbs (drop in rates) has held up. The price of mbs has been in an upward trend cycle since around Mid August. The stock market has been volatile, the bond market has been volatile, hurricanes, energy up and then down, gas/oil is dropping to levels unseen s...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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     If you are currently thinking of buying a home, then here is some more food for thought. If you are a first time home buyer, you are currently being offered a tax credit to purchase a home. For these purposes, a first time home buyer is considered anyone who has not owned property in the pas...

By Chip Jefferson
(Gibbs Realty and Auction Company)
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September 9, 2008 In a heated divide Richland County Councils Vote was 6-5 on a new $50 Million Bond to be issued to pay for dozens of projects for the Richland County Recreation Commission. The cost will be shared by putting a hard cap on taxpayers of $12 per year for the owner of a $100,000.00...

By Clint Hammond
(Mortgage Network, Inc)
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In case you spent the last 2 days in the Amazon basin, I'll tip you off to some news from the weekend. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had operational control taken from them by the government following Sunday's announcement. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will be taking over the board of d...

By Charles & Brenda Cupoli
(Phoenix Properties)
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Official: Loan criteria too tight nowComplaining that even many credit-worthy borrowers can no longer qualify formortgages, the president of the California Association of Mortgage Brokers on Thursday called for exceptions to underwriting criteria that tightened in response to skyrocketing foreclo...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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While working on a listing lead from my Sphere of Influence, Patterson Group Investment Representation Specialist Troy Robinson comes to me with a thought-provoking scenario and question. TROY: David. I have a client that is planning to purchase a property for the purpose of meeting their investm...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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The events of this summer have moved me to write a series of articles about challenges with the sale of homes that are currently on the market. Over the last few months, topics on my blogs have included:  1. Having Trouble Selling Your Home? 2. Having Trouble Selling Your Home? - Part Two! 3. Why...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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According to my Keller Williams Team Leader, the number of Days on the Market (DOM) for metropolitan Columbia SC homes for sale is steadily increasing. Depending upon how you slice and dice the data, the average real estate listing is sitting on the market for approximately 95 to 105 days. What a...

By Tim Winters, Text Marketing Expert
(Sentext Solutions)
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By Chip Jefferson
(Gibbs Realty and Auction Company)
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Today is the day we have been waiting for. Today the USC Gamecocks take on the NC state players in what is sure to be a exciting game. Its on ESPN at 8PM Today. If you have never been tailgating at such an event there is nothing like it. I have friends on the way over there now at 8:30 AM to get ...

By Chip Jefferson
(Gibbs Realty and Auction Company)
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I have recently had the pleasure of being introduced to the local owner of Lets Dish Here in Columbia South Carolina. What a great way to get a good meal with all that's going on with work and school schedule. They have several ways to do this and learn new dishes at the same time! I must say tha...

By Hunter Jackson
(Exit Sandlapper Realty)
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Columbia SC Real Estate Neighborhoods - What makes a great neighborhood? Columbia SC Real Estate neighborhoods are the bread and butter of any Columbia South Carolina Real Estate agent.  Within the different communities, such as Irmo Real Estate, Lexington Real Estate, Chapin Real Estate and of c...

By Desmond Meade
(Keller Williams Realty)
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