I was able to pull together all the necessary paperwork and walk him through the process and next steps so that he understood all of the closing costs, as well as the housing payment, which was not at all clear when he attempted to go the online lender route. … [Read more...] about Just Approved: First-time buyer teams up with mortgage broker
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These same buyers came back and immediately fell in love with the home. They ended up paying $125,000 more than they could have bought the property for prior to staging. This was definitely a great return on investment for the sellers. The true adage is “Spend money WELL to make money.” … [Read more...] about Sound Off: What’s the best strategy to ensure a home gets multiple bids and the highest selling price?
Despite the illogic of it all, the director for whom fees are important – indeed, craved – is almost universally classified as “independent” while many directors possessing fortunes very substantially linked to the welfare of the corporation are deemed lacking in independence. Not long ago, I looked at the proxy material of a large American company and found that eight directors had never purchased a share of the company’s stock using their own money. (They, of course, had received grants of stock as a supplement to their generous cash compensation.) This particular company had long been a laggard, but the directors were doing wonderfully. … [Read more...] about Full text: Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders