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John & Christine Dunn
1605 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
Office: 718-556-6400
Fax:      718-556-7312
John's Email:
dealmaker916@aol.com
Christine's Email:
remom004@aol.com
 

 

 

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Daily News And Advice
Updated 06:46 PM CDT Today 
Today's Feature Stories
 
There are a few places where most of us spend a lot of time in the home: the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. So it makes sense that bathroom remodels are saturating the renovation marketplace. FULL STORY ->
 
Most agents approach the CMA process with the mindset that the report's primary purpose is to educate sellers about the value of their property. Dirk Zeller takes the opposite view, and he suggests you do the same. FULL STORY ->
 
It was announced recently that the National Association of REALTORS has awarded grants totaling more than $60,000 to 19 state and local Realtors associations through the Housing Opportunity Program. FULL STORY ->
 
There is a lot of volatility happening in markets these days as Europe continues to battle its financial crisis. On Saturday, Spain officially requested a bailout making this the fourth and largest European economy to request help. While these global events continue to happen, volatility is keeping low mortgage rates here in the U.S. on track. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, overall applications rose 1.3% with refinances accounting for 78% of all business for the week ending June 1st. FULL STORY ->
 
Your home's front door is the portal to your domain. What color you give it says a lot about what visitors can expect, from a warm welcome to a cold rejection. FULL STORY ->
 
Deciding to put your home on the market can bring on a wide range of emotions. In order to stick to your guns and to keep on the sunnier side of the selling process, it's important to do five key things before you sell. FULL STORY ->
 

 

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Our board is discussing a possible rule preventing minors from entering the sauna without adult supervision. In light of Fair Housing regulations regarding the discrimination of minors, is this advisable? FULL STORY ->
 
Are you in the market to buy, but are limited by certain financial restrictions? You're not alone. The recent recession of 2009 has left a mark on the bank accounts and labor markets of today. FULL STORY ->
 
One minute "the experts" say rates will increase, the next, they're sure they won't. PJ Wade shares a wake-up call that puts you in control of mixed messages. FULL STORY ->
 
What does your home inspection cover? And who is liable if a problem develops down the road? We'll answer these questions in today's outlook.FULL STORY ->
 
There seems to be a recent onslaught of auction-related television shows. Everyone and their brother seems to be producing a reality program on how to either buy or sell and basically make a deal of a lifetime via the auction route. Just look through your TV Guide (does anyone read that anymore?) or better yet, scroll through your zillions of channels - you'll see a plethora of shows centered around getting a lot of bang for your buck by hitting the auction block.FULL STORY ->
 
When the weather turns warmer, front porches across the country are put to use again. However, not all porches or front entryways are put to "good" use. Sometimes over the cold winter months they've taken a beating and are badly in need of repair. Other times they're used as storage for overflow from the garage, basement, or house and that is not a welcoming sight for buyers. FULL STORY ->
 
Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to new all-time record lows for the sixth consecutive week amid weak economic and job data helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. FULL STORY ->
 
CURRENT
MORTGAGE RATES
30 yr fixed: 3.75%
15 yr fixed: 2.97%
1 yr adj: 2.75%
(U.S. Averages
as of 06/01/2012)
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