All posts by Marion Freedman/RE/MAX Services

About Marion Freedman/RE/MAX Services

Providing my Buyers and Sellers with the very best ~ warm personal service and savvy negotiating, combined with the strength of today's technology, and...I love what I do!

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Today is a Skills Market

In today’s ultra-competitive real estate market where there is only 1.7 months supply of inventory compared to 6 months in a balanced market, and the average home is getting 4.8 offers per sale, it is more important than ever to have the right person "champion" your cause. In the Middle Ages, it became customary for […]

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Existing Homeowners May be Facing Higher Payments

As a current homeowner, you may be basking in the consolation that you bought before the market got crazy with higher prices and interest rates. However, it doesn’t mean that you may not be facing higher mortgage payments for next year. Most homeowners pay their taxes and insurance into an escrow account with their mortgage […]

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Inflation – and Home Values – Are Up. Should You Sell?

Key Takeaways: Home values are rising faster than inflation, making homes a prized asset This housing market offers unique opportunities for buyers and sellers Contact us today to secure your assets and safeguard your future! The state of real estate and inflation As inflation soars to near 40-year highs and raises the cost of everything, […]

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Homeownership and the Three M’s

Homes are valuable assets and must be maintained so they function properly, are safe, enjoyable and hold their value. Attention to maintenance, minimizing expenses and managing debt & risk will protect your investment. Maintenance It is interesting that people understand the necessity to maintain a car and regularly have the car inspected, repaired and do […]

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Will Selling Your Home Increase Your Tax Bill?

With home prices rising 20% nationwide in the past year and in some markets, even dramatically more, many homeowners are excited about the equity in their homes. In the past, most homeowners were not concerned about profit from the sale being taxed but some may be surprised. The profit homeowners make on the sale of […]

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5 Easy Mortgage Repayment Options After COVID-19 Forbearance

Key Takeaways: The CARES Act kept homeowners in their homes with mortgage forbearance There’s plenty of options to help homeowners transition to repayment No one needs to face foreclosure – contact us today to discuss your options! Mortgage forbearance helped homeowners With the dust of COVID-19 settled, that means the resumption of mortgage payments for […]

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Buying a Home…Ask for a CLUE Report

People purchasing a used car have most likely heard of CARFAX vehicle history reports to help them avoid buying a car with costly hidden problems. Less likely are buyers to know that there is a way to discover some of the repair history of homes they are interested in. Lexis Nexis C.L.U.E. (Claims Loss Underwriting […]

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Coordinating the Sale and Purchase of Your Home

Usually, it is easier to buy a home than to sell a home but that isn’t necessarily the case currently. In today’s market, it can be scary to sell your home before buying another because you could find yourself without a home. Most sellers will not accept a contingency on the sale of a buyer’s […]

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Should You Be Worried About a Housing Bubble?

Key Takeaways: Real Estate Bubbles: what are they, are we in one now, and why there’s no cause for alarm. It’s natural to compare today to 2008, but this housing market is vastly different. You can lean on our expertise! We’ve seen all types of markets, so reach out with questions. With home prices soaring […]

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A New Opportunity for Homebuyers

You may not have heard of anyone assuming an existing mortgage for over thirty years and didn’t know they were even possible any longer. The reason is simple, it didn’t make financial sense but now that interest rates are increasing, it may be an opportunity for some homebuyers. Conventional loans added clauses to mortgages back […]