Summer Home Buying Season
Warmer weather is back in the forecast, and a rebound in mortgage applications for home purchases may not be far off as well.

That’s according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, which reported a 9% increase in purchase applications last week – the sixth consecutive weekly increase – representing an increase of more than 54% since the beginning of April. Continue reading

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“A-B-C Always Be Closing”

It’s raw. It’s intuitive. And it’s one of the most memorable movie scenes of all time. Even if you haven’t sat and watched Glengarry Glen Ross in its entirety, at one point or another, you’ve seen Blake, a salesman from downtown, berate and belittle three real estate salesmen for their lack of selling land parcels in an epic tirade. Alec Baldwin rips these poor guys to shreds, questioning everything about themselves, from their sales ability, or lack of, to their manhood. Continue reading

One of the best ways to put a cramp in your summertime fun is to hold off on fixing small issues and letting them grow into big problems. And with the summer months bringing heavy downpours and thunderstorms along with plenty of sunshine, those long-neglected gutters could mean a lack of defense against wet basements and crawlspaces. Continue reading