Ryan Shakofsky Blog

Learn How to Speed Up the Short Sale Process

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 26, 2012 in No Category
 The Treasury Department unveiled sweeping rules this week to help financially troubled homeowners who need to sell but can’t get a price high enough to pay off their mortgages. Homeowners will even get $1,500 to help cover their moving costs. The plan is designed to help homeowners who don’t have the income or debt levels to qualify for a loan modification under the Obama administration’s $75 billion Making Home Affordable program. The plan establishes timelines, a standard process and docu... read more
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Prices & Existing Homes Sales Improve in July . . .

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 24, 2012 in No Category
 WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Sales of existing homes rose in July even with constraints of affordable inventory, and the national median price is showing five consecutive months of year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Monthly sales rose in every region but the West, where inventory is very tight. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, grew 2.3 p... read more
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How to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 21, 2012 in No Category
 Large-scale storms and natural disasters can come at a great personal and financial cost to homeowners. Homeowners who are prepared for these occurrences and aware of how to protect their assets may be in a stronger position to ride out storms and recoup their losses. While there is little individuals can do to prevent significant damages, there are steps they can take to protect themselves and their home. Ensure insurance coverage is adequate The first step individuals should take to protect themsel... read more
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Have You Ever Consider a Career in Real Estate Sales

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 15, 2012 in No Category
 I’m Irene McCann and this is my Coldwell Banker® success story. I started my real estate career with a company that financially rewarded agents who were successful recruiters. So when my personal success became more about how many agents I brought in and less about how many clients I helped buy or sell a home, I knew that I needed a change.   Serving My Clients, Not Recruiting Agents I found that I wasn’t a recruiter and didn’t really want to be. When I made my decision to leave, I want... read more
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Best Places to Live in Missouri

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 14, 2012 in No Category
  Best Places To Live In Missouri Choose from one of the top 20 Missouri cities below to find out how it fared on the  Coldwell Banker ® Best Places to Live for Social Seekers report. Clayton Brentwood Crystal Lake Park Columbia Warson Woods Glendale Richmond Heights Kirkwood St. Louis Creve Coeur Webster Groves Ladue Town and Country Kansas City Ballwin Maryland Heights Olivette Manchester ... read more
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