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April 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Should you get a Home Warranty when buying a Home?

A home warranty is an affordable way to cover the costs of unexpected mechanical failure of a major system or appliance in your new home. A home warranty is specifically designed to cover the kinds of repairs that home insurance does not: appliances, plumbing and electrical, air conditioning and furnaces, and pool equipment.



Added by Pam Maglione on April 25, 2014 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

Always Compare Quotes from Various Agents for Home Insurance

Should You Compare Quotes from Various Agents for Home Insurance?

Don’t be fooled by funny commercials and catchy slogans; insurance is quite complicated.  Varying levels of coverage, locations and other factors make insurance policies very different from one provider to the next.  That is why it is so important to compare various quotes from different insurance agents.

Wild Changes for Multiple Locations

Check out these findings from Bankrate…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on April 24, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Wisconsin March 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for March of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:



Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on April 23, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

24 Asset Management and VRM

Anyone else feeling totally conflicted on whose mandatory webinar training to attend, you know, ever since they started SCHEDULING RIGHT ON TOP OF EACH OTHER?! lol. Trying to get me to choose who I will serve or just major coincidence?

So obviously, they're not getting 100% attention tomorrow as I'll have my screen split and be fading the volume from one to the other every so often...since they TRACK your attendance. *sigh*

Thankful for replay links, I am...



Added by Jenny Erhardt on April 22, 2014 at 9:33pm — 11 Comments

How to replace a Gas Water Heater in your Home

To replace a gas water heater in your home, you need to follow a five-step plan. It is very important, first of all, to consider hiring a licensed and experienced contract to do the job.
The first stage is to get the old gas water heater off the wall or remove it from its current position in the home. Before you even attempt…

Added by Pam Maglione on April 17, 2014 at 8:40am — 3 Comments

TREO International Are they legit?

I recently received this solication.  Does anyone have any experience receiving listings from TREO?



Added by Gary O'Neal on April 14, 2014 at 3:56pm — 9 Comments

How is a Real Estate Mortgage Amortized and monthly payment determined?

Buying a new home is quite an undertaking. The stress of buying a mortgage and planning on how you will pay back your lender can be a daunting process. It seems that a mortgage term can take a lifetime. Some mortgage periods last 20 years, most will go on for 25 years but there are 30-year terms available if you want to stretch out your…


Added by Pam Maglione on April 11, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments

BPOs and the Real Estate Agents that build them.

Broker's Price Opinion is the way forward when hired sales agents use a method to calculate the selling price of a home that has been repossessed. One will usually find the need for a Broker's Price Opinion when a lender or a mortgage company thinks the expense of a property cannot be determined, therefore forcing the lender to order…


Added by Pam Maglione on April 4, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

I Am So “explicative” Over It!

I Am So “explicative” Over It!

I am sick of agent calling me to ask, “Will your property 666 Money Pitt Ln, you know, the one with busted pipes, will that go FHA?”

I am so flabbergasted at the question that I can’t figure out a creative yet, flagrant way to respond without coming off hostile or sarcastic.

When I am not sick of these…


Added by Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez on April 1, 2014 at 10:38am — 22 Comments

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

The house looks perfect and it has all the features you need.  The location is convenient for your needs and there really is nothing standing in the way of buying this particular property.  STOP.  Don’t buy the house until you do one thing; investigate your new potential neighbors.  Here are some tips for finding out the…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on April 1, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

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