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September, 2011

 Take Advantage

August, 2011

 Utilize a Pro

July, 2011

 Dealing With a Challenging Market

June, 2011

 Using All the Resources Available

May, 2011

 Riding the Foreclosure Wave

April, 2011

 Common Sense Mortgages

March, 2011

 Keeping it Under Control

February, 2011

 Offers and Contracts

January, 2011

 The Selling Price is Only the Beginning

December, 2010

 Compare Before You Commit

November, 2010

 Which Comes First?

October, 2010

 Buying Foreclosures

September, 2010

 Reverse Mania

August, 2010

 Finding the Right Location

July, 2010

 New Market Realities

June, 2010

 Mortgages: New Market Realities

May, 2010

 Sharpen Your Budget Skills

April, 2010

 What Type of Housing is Best for You?

March, 2010

 You Need To Have Vision

February, 2010

 Mortgage Preparation and Prequalification

January, 2010

 SHOULD Your Buy?

December, 2009

 “Virtual” Home Buying

November, 2009

 Breathing Room

October, 2009

 Don’t Overextend Yourself

September, 2009

 Don’t Forget Resale

August, 2009

 Laying the Groundwork

July, 2009

 Developing a Mortgage Strategy

June, 2009

 Fast Track Your Mortgage

May, 2009

 Helping Hands

April, 2009

 Pricing Considerations

March, 2009

 Going Forward

February, 2009

 Inspectors and Inspections 

January, 2009

 “Put a Lid on It”

December, 2008

 Resale or New Build?

November, 2008

 Changes in the Mortgage Market

October, 2008

 Preparation Times 3

September, 2008

 Build Your Home Equity Quicker

August, 2008

 Buying Foreclosures

July, 2008

 What a House Is–and Isn’t

May, 2008

 Buying With Common Sense

April, 2008

 Understanding Representation

March, 2008

 Setting a Timeline

February, 2008

 Good News?

January, 2008

 Lessons Learned

December, 2007

 Understanding Closing/Settlement Costs

November, 2007

 What Determines Price?

October, 2007

 Dealing With a Housing Upheaval

September, 2007

 Inspection Essentials

August, 2007

 Online Resources

July, 2007

 Mortgage Preparations

June, 2007

 A Team Building Exercise

May, 2007

 Ready, Set, Close

April, 2007

 Tax Changes for PMI

March, 2007

 Buy or Sell First?

February, 2007

 Prepare for Your Move

January, 2007

 Do Your Research

December, 2006

 Making Property Comparisons

November, 2006

 Give Your Budget a “Tune Up”

October, 2006

 Dealing With A Changing Market

September, 2006

 Developing a Mortgage Strategy

August, 2006

 Finding a Neighborhood

July, 2006

 Are We Entering a Buyer’s Market?

June, 2006

 Gettng the Representation You Deserve

May, 2006

 The Steps to Take

April, 2006

 Negotiations in a Changing Market

March, 2006

 Buy or Rent: 2006 Style

February, 2006

 The Housing Gold Rush

January, 2006

 Cosmetic Improvements Can Reap Big Rewards

December, 2005

 Owning a House Free and Clear

November, 2005

 Is the Bubble Ready to Burst?

October, 2005

 Buying Investment Property

September, 2005

 Check Your Emotions at the Door

August, 2005

 The Correct Mindset To Be Shopping For A Home

July, 2005

 Making Comparisons

June, 2005

 A Smart Approach to Pricing

May, 2005

 Interest Only Mortgages

April, 2005

 Closing and Settlement

March, 2005

 Homeowner’s Associations

February, 2005

 Offers and Contracts: Protecting Your Interests

January, 2005

 The Right Home for You

December, 2004

 Preparing for Repairs and Maintenance

November, 2004

 Qualifying for a Mortgage

October, 2004

 Understanding CMAs

September, 2004

 Buy Low, Sell High

August, 2004

 Various Home Inspections

July, 2004

 Mortgages: More Than Just Rates

June, 2004

 Credit Issues

May, 2004

 Should We Build?

April, 2004

 Don’t Mortgage Your Life Away

March, 2004

 Prepare First, Then Negotiate

February, 2004

 Avoiding Nasty (and Expensive) Mistakes

January, 2004

 Finding a Home: Effective Techniques

December, 2003

 Buying for the Future

November, 2003

 Choosing an Agent

October, 2003

 Transition from Renting to Buying

September, 2003

 Sharpening Your Budget

August, 2003

 Overbuying: When is it Too Much?

July, 2003

 Understanding Offers

June, 2003

 How to Build Equity

May, 2003

 Buying “Fixer-Uppers”

April, 2003

 Determining Value

March, 2003

 Major Mortgage Mistakes

February, 2003

 Foregoing a Home Inspection

January, 2003

 Getting a Grip on Pricing and Values

December, 2002

 Buy or Rent?

November, 2002

 Your Home as an Investment

October, 2002

 Don’t Forget the Extra Costs

September, 2002

 Insurance, Insurance, Insurance

August, 2002

 A Common Sense Approach

July, 2002

 The Final Walk-Through

June, 2002

 Understanding Appraisals

May, 2002

 Preparing for Settlement

April, 2002

 Making Mortgage Comparisons

March, 2002

 Legal Aspects of Building a Home

February, 2002

 Understanding PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

January, 2002

 Overpaying Can Ruin Your Financial Health

December, 2001

 Winning at Negotiation

November, 2001

 Credit and Home Buying

October, 2001

 Economic Effects

September, 2001

 Mortgage Qualifying

August, 2001

 Changing Your Mind

July, 2001

 Buying for Your Needs

June, 2001

 Budgeting for Home Ownership

May, 2001

 Using a Buyer’s Agent

April, 2001

 Maximizing Your Downpayment

March, 2001

 Buy Less, Get More

February, 2001

 Choosing the Right Mortgage

January, 2001

 Understanding Contracts

Nov/Dec, 2000

 Building a Winning Team

October, 2000

 First Time Buyer Programs

September, 2000

 Closing Costs

August, 2000

 Buying a Home Online

July, 2000

 Buying With Resale in Mind

June, 2000

 Effective Negotiation

May, 2000

 Dealing With Market and Rate Volatility

April, 2000

 Balancing Your Needs and Wants

March, 2000

 Mortgages: Compare But Be Aware!

February, 2000


January, 2000

 Smooth and Painless Closings

December, 1999

 New or existing homes: Which is right for you?

November, 1999

 What is the “Right” Price?

October, 1999

 125% Mortgages: Good or Bad?

September, 1999

 Home Inspections

August, 1999

 15 Year Mortgages

July, 1999

 Making an Offer

June, 1999

 Understanding Agency: Don’t Get Shortchanged