Category Archives: Closings

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NAR Survey: One-Stop-Shopping

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently conducted a survey on consumer preferences for real estate services. The results indicated that home buyers are increasingly seeing the value in “one-stop shopping” in real estate transactions.

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The Home Buying Process

One-Stop Shopping in the Home Buying Process

Home buyers are increasingly seeing the value in companies that offer “one-stop shopping” in real estate transactions. Customers are finding real benefits such as bundling discounts, easy rate comparison, and efficiency. One-stop shopping provides the peace of mind of having all aspects held by the same firm.

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January 13, 2016

Senior Transitions in Real Estate

The Price Must be Right in Senior Real Estate Sales

This is an ongoing series of posts by Dr. Ann Meyerson about assisting clients through a real estate transition. Dr. Meyerson specializes in senior transition, but has been doing work recently on clients with hoarding issues. Read Ann’s other posts here.

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December 8, 2015

Lois Lehman

I Built it at Raveis: Opening Doors. Closing Deals.

William Raveis’ industry-leading customer service center takes a proactive approach to nurture both inbound and outbound calls. We have a thorough system that tends to both our agents and customers in the home buying process.

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November 24, 2015

William Raveis Mortgage

Update: Residential Mortgage Forms and TRID Closings

Since the major federal changes to residential mortgage forms rolled out in early October 2015, sales associates and homeowners have had to be mindful and diligent with the new process. Here’s a quick update from Ryan Raveis, President of William Raveis Mortgage, on how the transition is going:

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November 19, 2015

Closing

3 Things to Do After a Closing

While a closing on a house may signal the end of a chapter for both the buyer and seller, for the real estate agent the closing is really just the beginning.

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July 8, 2015

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Understanding Hoarding: A REALTORS®’ Responsibility

This is an ongoing series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read Ann’s other posts here.

As REALTORS®, we are all aware that a clean, neat house is critical to getting the best possible price for a property.  How the real estate is presented will determine the potential buyers’ initial response to the house. As sales agents, it is our fiduciary responsibility to get the property sold for the owners and to use our expertise to see that the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

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January 28, 2015

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Aging in Place….Can Realtors Help?

This is an ongoing series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read Ann’s other posts here.

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November 18, 2014

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Condos vs. Co-ops

Buying a home in New York City is a complex process—however, if you work with the right real estate broker, they’ll be able to walk you through each step. One of the main points to understand for real estate in New York City is the difference between a cooperative and a condominium. They are two completely different types of homes with unique purchase processes.

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July 16, 2014

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Recent Study Shows William Raveis Mortgage’s Rates Are Lower

According to Mortgage Returns, a data aggregator of over 300 financial institutions, William Raveis Mortgage, LLC, offered its customers the lowest interest rates amongst its competition for five predominant mortgage products, including: the 30 year fixed rate, 30 year fixed rate jumbo, 15 year fixed rate, 5 year ARM and 7 year ARM.

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June 9, 2014