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Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Happy Thanksgiving! – RERH

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 24, 2012

    November 24,2012 Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I was on vacation and wasn’t able to be on the show, but was tuned in from Arizona. Andy called in from Florida to quickly touch on vacation properties down there! A couple of our agents at the Realty House were able to fill in for us... Read More

    A Note From Matt Helling

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 18, 2012

    Just a friendly reminder that the City of Woodbury is still offering $25,000 in deferred financing to qualified first-time homebuyers or purchasers of foreclosed homes. ·         Our interest rate is 3.00% simple interest ·         Principal deferral reduces monthly payments by $70 per month on an ongoing basis ·         Most lenders view our $25K as equity—conventional financing... Read More

    November 17,2012 – RERH

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 17, 2012

    Saturday’s show was all about our listeners. We wanted to get back to and answer a lot of questions we’ve had recently. Focusing on cosigners, since that seems to be an area of confusion, we brought in Mona Edick from Prime Lending to help us clarify. Today’s market is doing well and now is certainly... Read More

    A Note from Mona Edick – Prepare for the show!

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 11, 2012

    When it comes to getting co-signers to buy a home using FHA, I see a lot of hesitation from parents and grandparents. I have been able to get them to do this so they know that their child/grandchild can “assume” them off of the mortgage when they have paid off enough debt or increased their... Read More

    Real Estate Radio Hour Show Blog

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 10, 2012

    November 10,2012 During Saturday’s show we focused on first-time homebuyers with guest John Castilone from WJ Bradley. John brought in an article that discussed five smart moves for first-time homebuyers, and we felt these were accurate and helpful for anyone thinking about buying… whether it’s your first time or not. The process can seem overwhelming and... Read More

    A Note from Chris Mahowald

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 5, 2012

    There is a lot of misinformation out there about the additional 3.8% tax that begins in 2013.  The answer to question about whether the 3.8% tax will apply to a home sale is that it might, it depends on each individual situation. I will start by giving you a little background on the 3.8% percent... Read More

    Special guest on the Real Estate Radio Hour!!

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 3, 2012

    November 3, 2012 This past week’s show we covered a lot of different topics. We started off with our special guest, my daughter Morgan, to help me talk about the process of moving and how that affects a family (from a kids point of view). We just moved from Prior Lake this past June, where... Read More