Banks Offer Mortgage Rates Below 5 Percent

Daily Real Estate News  | January 8, 2009  | The Federal Reserve earlier this week began purchasing $500 billion of mortgage securities backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae. The move, to bolster the crippled residential property market, has resulted in some of the nation’s biggest banks–including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & […]

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4 Things to Consider When Picking a Floor Plan

Daily Real Estate News  | January 7, 2009  | Factors that dictate what floor plan will work best for a home buyer include how old their children are, how they entertain, and whether they have pets, says Jeff Benach, a principal with Lexington Homes in the Chicago area. Here are some issues Benach suggests considering when buying […]

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10 Tips for Generating Buyer Interest

Daily Real Estate News  | January 7, 2009  | Distraught sellers who need to generate more interest in house that has been languishing on the market for months should consider 10 steps from MSNBC financial guru Laura T. Coffey Can the clutter. Pack up knickknacks, pictures, piles of paper and furniture that makes the place look crowded. […]

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10 Tips for Generating Buyer Interest

Daily Real Estate News  | January 7, 2009  | Distraught sellers who need to generate more interest in house that has been languishing on the market for months should consider 10 steps from MSNBC financial guru Laura T. Coffey Can the clutter. Pack up knickknacks, pictures, piles of paper and furniture that makes the place look crowded. […]

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Report Recognizes NAR’s Future-Looking Efforts

Daily Real Estate News  | January 7, 2009  | A widely read annual report on real estate industry trends named NAR one of its top 10 trendsetters for 2008 in recognition of the association’s initiative to keep sales associates and brokers central to home sales into the future. “As we reflect on all of NAR’s accomplishments on […]

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Live the Fantasy – In Costa Rica

We are working on a great project in Costa Rica.  Here is a little information on Exclusive Costa Rica. Exclusive Costa Rica (ECR) is an international marketing and sales company, specializing in the promotion of exclusive real estate developments and projects in Costa Rica and expanding markets. Our differentiating characteristic includes our complete self-sufficiency; we […]

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Our New Business Directory

Please check out our New Business Directory.  We have included all of the Professionals that we have a personal relationship with.  These Professionals have either engaged our clients or our team.  We are proud of these Associations and feel good about putting our name to them.   Click on The Providence Group’s “BUSINESS DIRECTORY” Link. Please […]

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John’s Shared Google Reader

Check out the Shared Items that I have posted under John’s Shared Google Reader.  These are articles that I believe are beneficial to all of our Clients and Business Partners.  Enjoy and we at The Providence Group hope that all of you have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Happy New Year, John, Karen and […]

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How to Apply Lessons Learned from the Great Depression

How to Apply Lessons Learned from the Great Depression from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Recent economic times may mirror what American grandparents or great-grandparents went through in the Great Depression. While this time may be a challenge, it may be an opportunity to look back and learn how previous […]

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