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What does the word Realtor® mean?

Realtor

Did you noticed the ® symbol after the word Realtor?  Well according to the National Association of Realtors®  (← there’s that symbol again) the term “REALTOR” is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.  There’s […]

5 Documents to Expedite Your Loan

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Attention Toledo Ohio home buyers, are your documentation in order? No, this isn’t a military checkpoint, its what will help you streamline your home buying process. The good folks at LendingTree shared a recent survey of the lenders in their network and learned that 64% report the timeline for loan closings has increased. Part of […]

Anyone know of a Toledo home this BIG?

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If you watch HGTV like I do you may have caught the show “Selling Spelling Manor” which tells the story of Candy Spelling and the 57,000-square foot Los Angeles mansion built by her and her late husband, TV mogul Aaron Spelling. Spelling produced television shows in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s including the Mod Squad, […]

Good night John Boy… good memories.

TheWaltons- 40 Year Reunion

For those of you old enough to remember the show the Waltons and for those that may have watched it in re-runs, the Waltons just celebrated their 40th anniversary.  I can remember as a child watching it every week.  It was one of my favorite shows growing up and truth be told, if I’m flipping […]

The Greatest Last Place Finish Ever!

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The story of John Stephen Akhwari, an African runner representing Tanzania in the 1968 Olympics. I share this with you because it seems to me that we have become a society that thinks if I can’t win than why bother, either I won’t even try or I’ll just quit if it gets too hard.  I believe […]

Crowdfunding real estate… do you see it happening in Toledo Ohio?

RealtyMogul

I’m intrigued by Realty Mogul and some of the other Real Estate Crowdfunding startups out there.  Realty Mogul is a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties.  Check out the video pitch Realty Mogul recently gave and then tell me, would real estate investing like this work […]

What say you? do-over or let him keep it.

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So here’s an interesting situation.  A lender that foreclosed on a property then instructed its foreclosure service agent to start the opening bid at $219,105 but inadvertently told the auctioneer to start the bid of $21,897 — the amount of the mortgage delinquency.  After sending a friend to check out the property, David Biancalana phoned […]

Watchout for real estate scams

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I don’t believe how bold and how stupid criminals can be, this guy may take the case.  A West Philadelphia man was charged Thursday with a variety of real estate scams, from stealing houses to renting properties that weren’t his.  Here’s what he did.  He began to negotiate a rent-to-own deal for a house giving […]

Toledo Housing Market Improving | toledo home

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Toledo home builders see market improvement. According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), Toledo Ohio has joined the index that identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in Toledo home building permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. This is great […]

No family should have to give up their home during this holiday season

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Those magnanimous folks at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and several other large  mortgage lenders have pledged not to foreclose on delinquent borrowers during the Christmas season. What kind hearts they have! You remember Freddie and Fannie, they’re the ones “We the People” gave $317,000,000,000  (that’s 317-billion dollars) of our hard earned money to so they […]

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