Real Estate Wire Fraud & Buyer Psychology

July 30, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

Real estate is one of the industries plagued by the BEC scam. Real estate Buyers routinely wire large sums of money to close deals. Most are not trained to recognize fraudulent emails, and can be easily deceived.   The typical real estate scam does not require cyber-criminals to employ sophisticated technology tools. Instead, it mostly depends on them having detailed knowledge of real estate deals, and psychology of home buyers. Buyers have to deal with mounds of paperwork to purchase a home, and most fine it very stressful. They rarely […]

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How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect You?

June 6, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

Mortgage rates are anticipated to continue to rise throughout 2017. The good news is rates still remain at historically low levels. Although mortgage rates are rising, they still represent exceptional value for anyone in the home buying market, from first time buyers to move up homeowners. Rates for both 15 and 30 year fixed rate mortgages are currently below 5%, giving you some home buying power. However, according to CNN Money, another rate hike could be around the corner. Fed leaders meet again in June, and Wall Street predicts there’s […]

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Gen Xers & New Communities in St. Johns County, Florida

May 9, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

It’s hard to believe the Watson Realty Corp. office in Nocatee has celebrated its one year anniversary. What growth we have seen in the area  since our doors opened! It’s also an exciting time to be on the Ash & Rose Real Estate Team! We have over 30 years of business, sales and marketing experience among us, it’s no coincidence we are one of the fastest growing teams at Watson Realty!  Our team has been busy in St. Johns County with  new construction popping up around the county. We work […]

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Four Steps to Mortgage Approval

April 21, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

First thing you will want to do when purchasing a home in Jacksonville or St. Johns County, Florida is to work with a REALTOR on the Ash & Rose Team at Watson Realty Corp. in the Nocatee office. Let’s say you found your dream home and you want to make an offer and know you will need a mortgage. Hopefully, you have already spoken to a Loan Originator, if not, your REALTOR can suggest several for you to contact.  The short list of items needed to begin the conversation with a Loan […]

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Key Market Factors When Selling Your Home

April 3, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

How long are most homes on the market? Some properties sell in a matter of days while others may take months. By recognizing some key factors that influence marketing a home, you can gain more control over market time. Achieving proper balance between the following factors will expedite your sale: Location: Location has the greatest impact on the value of your home. A neighborhood’s desirability is basic to a property’s fair market value. Competition: Buyers will compare your property against other properties in the same neighborhood. Buyers interpret value based on other […]

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VA Loan Eligibility Basics

March 14, 2017 Posted by: Robert Rose

VA LOAN ADVANTAGES NO Money Down Lower Monthly Payments NO Private Mortgage Insurance Competitive Interest Rates Easier to Qualify Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a significant benefit for qualified active military members. Lenders can count your Basic Allowance for Housing as effective income, which means you can use BAH to pay some or all of your monthly mortgage costs. You may be eligible for a VA Home Loan if you meet one or more of the following conditions: You have served 90 consecutive days of active service during wartime, […]

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ®

March 10, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

Ash & Rose Real Estate Team are part of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,® our brokerage is a global — not just local — real estate company working on your behalf. LeadingRE provides world-class marketing and resources, allowing us to provide the very best service. The result? Our organization produced more home sales volume in 2015 than any national franchise, over $351 billion, representing over 1.1 million transactions. Understanding Your Affiliation With Leading Real Estate Companies […]

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The Benefits of Your Affiliation

March 9, 2017 Posted by: Linda Ash

Your affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® provides numerous benefits – giving you an edge when competing against the competition, providing a global marketing reach for your listings, delivering expanded online exposure for you and your listings, and bringing you international connections and the power of a global network. Helping You Compete Against the Competition Your affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® allows you to compete against any brand – whether a local company or a national franchise. When competing against a national franchise […]

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