27Apr2016
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Everything You Need To Know About Appraisals

              Let's get this out of the way upfront- appraisers have a REALLY tough job right now, especially in markets where inventory is low. Following 2009, appraisers saw both their reputations and their finances take a major hit. Due to appraisal management companies, appraisers are now having to do more work for less pay.  Counting on the volume of tr

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25Apr2016
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Motivational Monday 4/25/16

    Happy Monday, everyone! This week, we want to send the message of making each day the best day it can be. We all know Monday's can be the toughest day of the week. You may be tired from a busy weekend spending time with friends and family. You may be distracted by the gorgeous weather, like we are today! Or you may just be sleepy from having to wake up early this morning. Reg

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22Apr2016
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Rate Update 4/22/16

    Happy Friday! Thank goodness it's Friday, right? With the weather looking absolutely beautiful this weekend, we are sure it will be very busy in the real estate and lending world. Everyone loves looking at homes when the weather is nicer, so it is a great time to write contracts and make offers! To ensure you have the most up to date information to pass along to your clients

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20Apr2016
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Buying Is Cheaper Than Renting!

    In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up to 46% in Houston (TX), and 36% Nationw

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18Apr2016
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Motivational Monday 4/18/16

Here's your weekly dose of Monday Motivation from The Raheja Team! This is a motto we like to use in our every day work, and we feel it would be useful to you all, as well! If you have a task that is unsavory, it is best to get it done. Making excuses to not do any given task allows the task to end up on the back burner and, most likely, it will never be completed. If you do whatever you are

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15Apr2016
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Rate Update 4/15/16

    Happy Friday! Thank goodness it's Friday, right? With the weather looking absolutely beautiful this weekend, we are sure it will be very busy in the real estate and lending world. Everyone loves looking at homes when the weather is nicer, so it is a great time to write contracts and make offers! To ensure you have the most up to date information to pass along to your c

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11Apr2016
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The Best Ways To Survive A Seller’s Market

  At any given time, house hunting can be a challenge. However, shopping when the market is geared towards seller's is a whole different level of difficulty. Right now, buyers are experiencing first hand that we are currently in a seller's market. This means that home supply is low and demand for homes is high. Because of this, sellers are in control during negotiations. If you don't h

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08Apr2016
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Rate Update 4/8/16

    This week was a busy one for us, and we are sure it was just as busy for you! The upcoming weekend looks like it will follow this pattern with many open homes and lots of contracts being written. Rates this week decreased, so now is a great time to write a contract and have your clients speak to a loan officer to move forward in the process. To ensure you have the most up to

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07Apr2016
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2016 Will Be A Great Year For Real Estate!

    A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.” Now, Freddie Mac has doubled down on that claim and is saying that 2016 will be the best year that the real estate industry has seen in a decade. In their March Housing Outlook Report, Freddie Mac explained: “Despite t

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04Apr2016
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Your weekly dose of motivation!

  Like everyone else in the business world, you have lofty goals and aspirations for what you want to achieve. If you have ever wondered what you need to do to achieve this goal, look no further then this quote. You have to put forth the work, hours, and effort to do well! You can't do the bare minimum and expect to get the big pay off. Put in the necessary hours and work to achieve you

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