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Home Sales for Jan 2013 Up Over Last Year

As reported by the National Association of Realtors
Posted by Norman Polsky on February 22, 2013 in No Category
  January existing-home sales up slightly on tight inventory NAR: Sales up 9.1 percent from a year ago Housing trend image via Shutterstock. Existing-home sales rose slightly in January and prices continued their year-over-year climb on plunging inventory, according to a monthly report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released today. Existing homes sold at seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million during January, down 0.4 percent from December but ... read more
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Before You Buy . . .

Know What is and What is not Included in the Sale of a Home
Posted by Norman Polsky on February 17, 2013 in No Category
 There are few events during the home buying process that are better than walking into a beautiful property and seeing crystal chandeliers, top-of-the-line appliances and updated, energy-efficient fixtures. For buyers who are on the fence about the purchase, these small features may be enough to steer them toward buying a home. However, buyers should be aware of one of the most common misunderstandings that can occur when viewing a home: what they see is not always what they get. In many cases,... read more
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How to Get Your Home Ready for Valentines Day . . .

. . . Love is in the Air . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on February 11, 2013 in No Category
  Love Is In The Air Everyone loves a little holiday decor, and while we recommend keeping it simple if you have your house on the market, we’ve got some “sweet” ideas for Valentine-inspired decorating!                                     To view homes in the area, click here. ... read more
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New AD Campaign Released by Coldwell Banker . . .

First Ad Tonight on the Grammy Awards
Posted by Norman Polsky on February 10, 2013 in No Category
  –- Today, Coldwell Banker Real Estate is unveiling its new national television commercial, “We Believe,” which continues the brand’s successful “Value of a Home” advertising campaign from last spring. The first installment of the new Coldwell Banker® commercial will debut February 10 on the 55th annual GRAMMY® Awards. The TV spot features a narration by Emmy and Golden Globe recipientTom Selleck, in addition to the song “Home” by American Idol Season 11... read more
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New Guidelines for Short Sales Took Effect on Feb 1st, 2013

A special Workshop Will be Held on Thurs Feb 7th to Discuss These Guidelines
Posted by Norman Polsky on February 02, 2013 in No Category
On Thurs Feb 7th the Kayser Law Firm will be sponsoring a workshop to review the new guidelines. This workshop will be held at the Richmond Heights Community Center from  7:00 to 8:00pm. Andrew Biro a  loan officer with Heartland Premier Mortgage will also share the new quidelines for you to refinance your home Although there is no charge for this community event we strongly recommend you call to reserve your seat . . .  314-336-1921  To view homes in the area, click here.... read more
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