We are pleased to present market trends for the various communities in which we have offices. Today we are showing the format using Melrose stats as an example. Watch this blog for other communities and if you want information on a town other than our focus, call your RE/MAX Leading Edge agent.
Again this year we were pleased to be a sponsor of the Zonta Club of Arlington's Annual Rummage sale. This fundraiser helps the club supposrt various community endeavors including the Arlington Food Pantry, and the Arlington Board of Youth Services. Pictured eres Helene Vecchione of More than a Move helps set up with one of the any volunteers.
A recent study reported by NAR reports that mortgage counselling for home buyers significantly lowers default rates. More importantly this type of program might help potential homebuyers enter the market more confidently. The economic downturn of the last few years left many would-be home buyers wondering if they would qualify for a mortgage under the new stricter guidelines. They might have weathered the downturn unemployed and have recently returned to full time employment. They wonder about employemnt history. Credit scores many have suffered as they struggled to keep up. As this group of homeowners struggle to get back on their feet home ownership is often a primary goal.
A real estate professional or loan officer can usually direct consumers to this type of service.