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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Downsizing Options

Opportunities exist for a subset of homeowners, possibly in their 60’s to 70’s, who want to downsize to smaller homes for convenience, less maintenance, change of lifestyle, or to save money. These homeowners are more likely to have large equities and will not feel the same constraints that are keeping younger owners in their homes […]

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Why Now Is a Good Time to Enter the Housing Market

Key Takeaways: Low default rates are a positive sign of the housing market’s resiliency   There are signals that the market is shifting to favor homebuyers Our team is ready to help you achieve your goals, so contact us today! As with any investment, the best time to buy is when prices are low. It’s no […]

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Concessions Make Your Home More Marketable

Sellers offer concessions as an incentive to encourage buyers to purchase their home. The concessions, paid for by the seller, benefit the buyer in ways that may be more appealing than possibly, being able to purchase the home for a lower price. In some situations, buyers have good income, credit, and even the down payment […]

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Building Your Home Buying Team

There are a lot of professionals involved in the homebuying process. And when these people can function as a team, the buyer is much more likely to end up where they want to be…in their new home. The lender is an integral part of the team unless you are going to be paying cash. Trust […]

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What’s Happening in Your Local Housing Market?

Key Takeaways: Today’s market conditions are unique, and there’s plenty of ways to win Let’s explore the steps you can take to pave your path to homeownership Our team is ready to help you achieve your goals, so contact us today! Amid high inflation, increasing mortgage rates, and limited housing inventory, the headlines make it […]

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Homeowners Need Resources

Managing an asset worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is a responsibility that requires attention to details such as timely payment of the mortgage, home repairs and maintenance, upkeep, and oversight on financial issues including taxes, insurance, and other things. Depending on how long you’ve been a homeowner, you may have faced some of the […]

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Waiting for the Mortgage Rates to Come Down?

Waiting for the mortgage rates to come down before you buy a home may not be a good decision. If you are correct, and the rates do come down by two percent, the savings you benefit from a lower rate will most likely be devoured by the appreciated price increase. As of 10/27/22, the 30-year […]

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Top 5 Tips for Home Buying in Today’s Market

Key Takeaways: There’s plenty of strategies to successfully buy in today’s market. Lean in on the expertise of your local real estate—we’ve seen it all! Our team is ready to help you achieve your goals, so contact us today. Whether you’re shopping for your first home or relocating to a new area, purchasing a home […]

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Finding Funds for a Down Payment

A soft second loan, sometimes called a silent second, is subordinate to the first mortgage, whose payment is deferred or forgiven until a specific date or the resale of the property. This would mean that buyers would not have to contend with regular payments thereby keeping their debt-to-income ratio lower and more affordable. While normal […]

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“Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya?”

You may remember the famous line in the Dirty Harry movie when Clint Eastwood has just had a shootout with bank robbers and is standing in front of the lone surviving thief who is considering going for his gun. Harry with his gun pointed at the bad guy says to him ""Did he fire six […]