Fizber Estimate Methodology

DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Fizber – Methodology How Fizber Estimates Self-Directed Real Estate Activity Below is the methodology and sources that Fizber used to determine the top 10 geographic listing locations on Fizber.com, as well as to calculate the estimated number of self-directed homes sold in each state. Top 10 Cities: The rank and order of these cities […]

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Happy Holidays from Fizber!

At this time of the year we get to reflect on the things that we are grateful for. At Fizber, we count ourselves lucky to have such great customers and to be able to come to work each day with our friends. We are excited about the coming year and hope you are too! Here’s […]

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Q&A: Can A Retired Person Qualify For A Home Mortgage?

Q: Can a retired person qualify for a mortgage? A: The good news is that Federal law makes it illegal to deny a loan just because of someone’s age. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 protects elderly people from unfair bias when applying for a home loan. Lenders allow retirement income when they approve mortgages. […]

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OxBlue Corporation Acquires DigitalJobSite, Inc.

OxBlue Corporation Acquires DigitalJobSite, Inc.

Construction camera provider, OxBlue Corporation, announced today the asset acquisition of privately-owned competitor Digital Job Site, Inc.

Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 — Construction camera provider, OxBlue Corporation, announced today the asset acquisition of privately-owned competitor Digital Job Site, Inc.

OxBlue Corporation (www.oxblue.com) specializes in construction camera services which are focused on the construction industry’s need to improve best practices for project communication and documentation on jobsites. OxBlue’s unique technology and reputation for exceptional customer service have allowed the company to build an impressive client base that includes more than 30% of ENR’s Top 400 Contractors and numerous Fortune 500 companies. The Digital Job Site acquisition further expands OxBlue’s installed client base.

"The asset acquisition of Digital Job Site by OxBlue Corporation accelerates our strategic expansion to meet the growing demand for construction camera services," commented Chandler McCormack, CEO of OxBlue Corporation. "As a result of the current economic climate, owners and contractors have an increasing need to improve best practices for how project status is communicated and to reduce their exposure to risk through the photographic documentation that construction cameras provide."

As clients are transitioned to OxBlue’s network, they will receive higher levels of reliability and gain access to additional services which are unique to OxBlue. The company’s strong reputation for customer service, no contracts policy, guaranteed pricing and lifetime warranties will further the benefits clients receive as they are transitioned over.

About OxBlue:
OxBlue’s construction camera service provides owners and contractors national anywhere-anytime access to their jobsite while automatically documenting the entire history of a construction project. Founded in 2001 by construction technology professionals, OxBlue’s exclusive focus on the needs of the construction industry has enabled them to become the nationally recognized leader in construction camera services. For more information visit www.OxBlue.com.

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M3 Strategy Site Launch: Short Refinance and Loan Modification Experts Serving Homeowners Nationwide

M3 Strategy Site Launch: Short Refinance and Loan Modification Experts Serving Homeowners Nationwide

M3 Strategy debuted a new Web site exhibiting a full suite of services in debt negotiation, loan modifications and short refinancing to help homeowners modify their mortgage loans.

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 — In a severe climate of economic uncertainty, tightened lending practices and a battered real estate market arrives a ground-breaking strategy to provide relief for homeowners across the nation. On Aug. 25, M3 Strategy launched a new Web site, debuting a comprehensive collection of homeowner resources and a distinctive boutique of loss mitigation services, including loan modifications and short refinancing.

"M3 Strategy functions on the principle of empowering the American homeowner," said David Reichner, Director of Marketing at M3 Strategy. "Those who approach lenders without competent representation are at an immediate disadvantage. We provide the means for loan modification or a short refinance, in addition to many other loss mitigation avenues that protect homes and bring peace of mind to families nationwide."

Reichner said that even with President Barack Obama’s new loan modification plan, which has reserved $75 billion in federal funds to revise toxic mortgage situations, many American homeowners are thwarted by copious bureaucratic obstacles.

"The abundance of troubled mortgages has all but crippled loss mitigation departments at most lending institutions. These are typically small departments with limited resources. The procedure can be time-consuming and the results are often objectionable. We’re here to demystify the loan modification process and get the results homeowners need."

According to Reichner, successful loan modification involves a scientific business strategy. "Mortgage modifications need to be structured correctly in order to work. When negotiated properly, loan modification can produce lower interest rates, fewer fees and reduced monthly loan payments. By and large, the result should create a much healthier mortgage situation."

For short refinancing, Reichner said that M3 Strategy navigates the entire process, negotiating with the lender to accept a short payoff that corresponds with the current market value of the property. "For those in good standing with their mortgages, a short refinance is an excellent solution that can help reverse negative equity and lower mortgage payments."

In addition to loan modification and short refinancing, M3 Strategy offers traditional mortgage services, as well as specialty services in debt negotiation, credit restoration and all forms of loss mitigation. "By design, our services assist homeowners in distress by completely repositioning them in the real estate market," said Reichner. "Those facing loss of equity, financial hardship or any other adverse circumstances can truly find relief."

Reichner also stated that M3 Strategy has numerous resources at their disposal and can address nearly any circumstance. "Whereas other loss mitigation professionals may simply organize the paperwork, M3 Strategy fights for a better resolution. Whether past denial or knee-deep in foreclosure proceedings, help is here."

About M3 Strategy

M3 Strategy offers unrivaled solutions for American homeowners, fighting for healthier mortgage situations and viable alternatives to foreclosure. Formed in 2009, with central offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, M3 Strategy is a dedicated team of legal professionals, loss mitigation experts and nationally recognized mortgage professionals who specialize in loan modification and short refinancing. With several years of industry expertise, M3 Strategy is committed to liberating homeowners and providing the peace of mind they deserve.

For more information about M3 Strategy, contact Reichner at (866) 602.7542 or visit the Web site at http://www.m3strategy.net/.

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Best of Belize: An Insider’s Blog to the Best in Caribbean

Best of Belize: An Insider’s Blog to the Best in Caribbean

Bestbelizeblog.com is the ultimate resource for lifestyle, news, travel, real estate and commentary on Belize

Placencia, Belize (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 — Whether a first-timer headed to Belize or a frequent visitor headed back, Bestbelizeblog.com is a new online resource designed to help visitors find the best of the best and get more out of every visit to this Caribbean and Central American jewel.

There are no self-serving entries, just the facts and some unbiased opinions from a group of friends who live in Belize or visit often. Everyone wants "insider information" and now it’s available at Bestbelizeblog.com. It will help visitors get the most out of their time in Belize, whether you’re there for a week or a lifetime, you’ll be in the know and in the now.

This new online forum is dedicated to giving you the hot tips to save you time and money while enjoying the best. Www.Bestbelizeblog.com is dedicated to giving you real-time info and reviews of this beautiful and dynamic country known to give travelers everything paradise has to offer, from 300 private islands with swaying palms and an endless barrier reef and amazing blue waters to mysterious Mayan ruins and Jurassic-like waterfalls.

The site was started by a group of friends that have logged a lot of quality time in Belize and through their varied personal interests have experience throughout this incredible Caribbean country. Regardless of your interests–whether they be scuba diving in Belize, fly-fishing the best flats for bonefish, eco-tourism, the best food and drinks in Belize, buying Belize real estate, hiking the rainforests, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, or hiring the best guides…these gurus have seen it, been there, done that.

While no one destination can be all things to all people, BestBelizeBlog.com gives the reader everything from comparisons of restaurants, Belize real estate, beaches and beach bars to how Belize compares to other countries. Want to know how Belize stacks up against Costa Rica on every level from beaches to beach-front properties? Bestbelizeblog.com pulls no punches with background gathered on the ground and real-world information. Filled with compelling first person narrative from writers who are frequent visitors to Belize, BestBelizeblog.com highlights a country that offers new excitement and adventure possibilities seemingly every week.
Recently included:
* Hiking the Mayan Ruins
* Celebrities making Belize their escape
* The best places to buy real estate or retire in Belize
* Belize’s place as the best saltwater fly-fishing in the world
* A guide to restaurants in Placencia
* Comparisons of the best resorts and spa’s in Belize
* Amazing diving in one of the worlds’ top scuba destinations

This blog will help create the best Belize travel experience and for those considering a permanent or a vacation home location, Bestbelizeblog.com is imperative. And if you don’t see it on the blog, just ask and Bestbelizeblog will deliver.

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New Online Video Provides Guidelines for Choosing a Certified Home Inspector

New Online Video Provides Guidelines for Choosing a Certified Home Inspector

Inspect-It 1st launches an information reference video and white paper to help those active in the real estate market select the right property inspector for home inspections.

Cleveland, OH (PRWeb) September 1, 2009 — "How to Select a Home Inspector" is a new online video that discusses six key criteria to consider when trying to find a home inspector. Authored by Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection, a corresponding free whitepaper is also available for download from the company’s website.

"Choosing a home inspector can be a daunting task, especially for first-time homebuyers," stated Kylene Golubski, Vice President of Business Development at Inspect-It 1st’s corporate office. "And even if they’ve had a home inspection previously, it may have been years ago and our profession has undergone many changes and advancements. Property and home inspectors can have widely varying levels of knowledge and expertise, and deliver all different kinds of home inspection reports. This short video gives consumers insights into these important factors."

The video and whitepaper reviews the following criteria that should be considered when selecting a home inspector:
1. State Certification & Compliance
2. Training
3. Insurance Coverage
4. Report Format & Delivery
5. Franchise vs. Independent
6. Referrals & Endorsements

"A home is one of life’s largest investments and your chosen home inspector should help you make an informed, confident decision," stated Golubski. "The quality of your home inspector can have a direct impact on the long term enjoyment and return on investment you derive from your property and you want to work with a professional who has your best interests in mind."
For a more detailed description of these areas, please visit the Inspect-It 1st website to view the http://www.inspectit1st.com/about-us/video-selecting-home-inspectors.html "[How to Select a Home Inspector" video and download the corresponding free whitepaper on this subject.

About Inspect-It 1st ®
Inspect-It 1st® is a rapidly growing franchise system of home inspectors offering property inspections for homeowners and business owners, and is a subsidiary of Merrymeeting, Inc. (MMI), a Cleveland-based investment firm specializing in the acquisition and development of franchise brands. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. MMI currently operates seven franchise systems with more than 1,700 franchised locations worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.inspectit1st.com or www.merrymtg.com.

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Free Loan Modification Week Begins April 6

Free Loan Modification Week Begins April 6

RealtyRight.com Provides Help for up to 2500 Distressed Homeowners.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 6, 2009 — Realty Right, a Chicago-based firm specializing in short sales and foreclosures since 2000 is launching a nationwide program to help American homeowners in distress deal with their personal financial crisis by offering free loan modification services for up to 2500 who register between 12:01 AM on Monday April 6 and 12 Midnight on Sunday April 12.

Realty Right president and founder Wayne Taylor considers the offer not only the right thing to do but the sensible thing to do as well, "Many homeowners need qualified, professional, help in order to modify the terms of their loans but they can’t afford to pay for it. If they could afford this kind of help then they probably could afford to make their mortgage payment. It’s a classic catch-22 situation."

The new RealtyRight.com program is a one-stop web based service center for homeowners and others who are affected by the current housing situation. Having been in the real estate business himself since 1985 Taylor concedes he’s never seen anything like the current situation and anticipates it will change the way real estate is marketed and managed in the future.

"Somehow we’re going to have to find ways to bring sellers, buyers, realtors, lenders, investors and all those involved in the real estate process together. One of the big reasons we’re in this situation is because of the distance and anonymity between those who hold the paper and those who live in the home."

Up to 2500 homeowners who register on the company website, RealtyRight.com, by midnight April 12 will be eligible for the free service. Final determination of which and how many homeowners will be provided the free loan modification service will be made by Realty Right and the homeowner based on need, urgency and ability to serve. Interested parties should visit the website for terms and conditions.

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10 Inexpensive Outdoor Fixes To Help Sell Your Home

Many experts recommend updating your home’s exterior to improve your chances to sell. Rightfully so! Most of the fixes you can do outdoors that will pay big dividends at closing are low cost and relatively easy to accomplish with a minimum amount of tools. Several popular TV programs focus on improving the exterior appearance of […]

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Real Estate CEO Stole $17 Million

MANHATTAN—A former real estate executive at Max Capital Management Corporation has been charged with stealing more than $17 million from a panoply of banks and individuals. The defendant, Adam Hochfelder, 37, of East 96th St., New York, has been indicted on six counts of first degree grand larceny, two counts of second degree grand larceny, […]

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