Julie Lurie-Warren's blog

Honoring Our Top 10 Producers for 2nd Quarter 2017!

Here are our Top 10 for the 2nd Quarter!  We're honored and humbled to be on the same team. Each and every one of these associates provide exceptional service to all their clients. By focusing on their clients' needs, they achieve continued and consistent success!  Congratulations to all!

Congratulations To Our Top 4 Teams for the 2nd Quarter 2017!

We're always pleased and proud to recognize our associates who work so hard to achieve their clients' goals.  Congratulations to our top volume producers for the second quarter: Andrea & Harry Mesh Team, Cole Gold Team, The Russ Team, and Gloria Bernstein Team.

Congratulations To Our Top Producers For June!

We're pleased to announce the top individuals and teams for the month of June. Top Listing & Top Selling Agent is Laurin LaLima. Top Listing Team is the Cole Gold Team and Top Selling Team is the Andrea & Harry Mesh Team.  The competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication of these Realtors® have made them valued and trusted real estate resources for our community and major contributors to the overall success of our office and the Century 21 system as a whole.

We're proud to be on the same team!

Why Pre-Listing Home Inspections Are Growing in Popularity

Home sellers are increasingly electing to have their homes inspected either prior to listing their home for sale, or prior to finding a buyer.

Having your home inspected and taking care of any issues can virtually eliminate the potential pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In this case the inspector works for you, the seller, and generates an inspection report for you. You can then share the inspection report with potential buyers.

Although the inspector is working for you, and generating a report for you, the inspector still has an obligation to do the best and most accurate inspection possible.

Here are the main advantages of having a pre-listing home inspection completed:

Fannie Mae Makes Significant Changes To Help People With Student Debt Get Loans

Watch the video and learn about the significant changes announced by Fannie Mae to help people burdened with student debt qualify to get a home mortgage.  In summary:

  • If you can document that someone else is paying your student loan (employer, parent, etc.) it will no longer count against your debt-to-income ratio.
  • If you are on a reduced payment of your student loan through a special program, the full payment amount will no longer be used, the reduced payment will now be used to count against your debt-to-income ratio.
  • The debt-to-income ratio has been increased from 45% to 50% for everyone.

These are all significant changes to Fannie Mae's program, and should help a lot of people now qualify to buy their first home.  Watch the video to get more in-depth information, and contact us to help you get qualified and find the perfect new home.