Lehigh Valley Real Estate Connections

Lehigh Valley Real Estate Connections Giving Back & Building New Relationships through Home Buyer Education

Building relationships and client base through providing FREE Real Estate information and education. No pressure - working at your pace, online or offline. Heather Martin's Brokers: John Tanney and Rick Marino Brokers' Phone: 888-397-7352 Brokers' Office Address: 1653 McFarland Road, Pittsburg, PA 15216

FIRST TIME Home Buyer Classes - FREE and given by a local non profit in our community!  You will learn about the entire ...
02/21/2019

FIRST TIME Home Buyer Classes - FREE and given by a local non profit in our community! You will learn about the entire home buying process from start to finish then get a certificate at the end that you can use toward getting assistance with down payment and closing costs grants if you qualify :0) SEND ME A MESSAGE if you want more info or have questions :0)

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02/21/2019

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PASS IT ON! Everyone knows at least 1 person having a hard time.  DON'T LET THEM FEEL ALONE !
02/20/2019
PA Short Sale Specialist Realtor - Details about Short Sales in PA

PASS IT ON! Everyone knows at least 1 person having a hard time. DON'T LET THEM FEEL ALONE !

Did you know? If you know someone having a hard time paying their mortgage that they can get FREE help from the CACLV - Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley? The help local people get into the home buying experience AND help homeowners with loan modification information - I am on the Advisory Board Again....and THIS INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SHARED.

Thinking about Buying a Home in 2019? Here is a Home Buying Road map.
11/15/2018

Thinking about Buying a Home in 2019? Here is a Home Buying Road map.

Are you wondering what the crime statistics are for an area you may be interested in living in? This is a great site tha...
05/29/2018
Bethlehem, PA Crime Rates & Statistics

Are you wondering what the crime statistics are for an area you may be interested in living in? This is a great site that offers all kinds of information - I will doing some research and found this useful information

View detailed crime rates in Bethlehem, PA and complete crime reports and statistics for all Bethlehem, PA surrounding neighborhoods.

The Mortgage Relief Tax Act has been Extended! This is extremely important for anyone who closed on a short sale last ye...
03/12/2018
How to Avoid Taxes on Canceled Mortgage Debt - TurboTax Tax Tips & Videos

The Mortgage Relief Tax Act has been Extended! This is extremely important for anyone who closed on a short sale last year on their primary residence!

If you lost your principal residence to a foreclosure or short sale, TurboTax can help you deal with the tax implications, including recent tax law changes that can offer some relief.

ATTENTION ASSOCIATE AGENTS!  Did you see this event that Pride Abstract is putting on THIS FRIDAY? Lots of great informa...
02/07/2018
Pride Abstract Event

ATTENTION ASSOCIATE AGENTS! Did you see this event that Pride Abstract is putting on THIS FRIDAY? Lots of great information is being shared. Just figured I would also share with you.

Show stoppers! Learn the Red Flags that delay and stop closings. Divorce and Separation, Liens and Judgments, Shared Driveways to Foreign Sellers.

This is a great loan for homes that have minor or major repairs needed.  When you can not get a Standard loan like FHA, ...
02/02/2018
HSG | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This is a great loan for homes that have minor or major repairs needed. When you can not get a Standard loan like FHA, VA, USDA or Conventional due to the roof not having 3 years life left, Mold and/or water in the basement, Plumbing fixtures leaking or missing, Water heater and/or heating system not working. This is most common in Short Sales and Foreclosures. But, there are options.....make sure if you are interested in purchasing a distressed property that you are working with a Distressed property expert.....

FHA's Limited 203(k) program permits homebuyers and homeowners to finance up to $35,000 into their mortgage to repair, improve, or upgrade their home. Homebuyers and homeowners can quickly and easily tap into cash to pay for property repairs or improvements, such as those identified by a home inspec...

I just learned that sugar was one of the main reasons why I gained weight and even after exercising and getting a person...
01/09/2018
14 Simple Ways to Stop Eating Lots of Sugar

I just learned that sugar was one of the main reasons why I gained weight and even after exercising and getting a personal trainer....it was not loosing weight. This is a big part of keeping extra weight off for me.

Eating lots of sugar is a surefire way to raise your risk of many different diseases. This article provides several useful tricks to reduce your intake.

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12/30/2017

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09/17/2017
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Did You Know: You can place a credit freeze on your file at any time, but you must contact EACH credit reporting company.

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09/13/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If you have been affected by the Equifax data breach, or simply want to learn more about how you can protect your credit in the future, here are tips to keep in mind.

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09/06/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Understanding the tradeoffs of collecting Social Security benefits early, or taking out a reverse mortgage, can help you make the right decision.

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09/01/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

After you read “Tia Isa Wants a Car” with your child, talk about key money ideas like setting goals and sticking to a plan. Get started with our Money as You Grow book club.

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08/25/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Use your next trip to the grocery store to introduce your kids to the idea of comparison shopping. Here are three ways to make the most of your next trip to the grocery store.

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08/22/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If a loved one is planning to stay in their home as they age, learn about the things they should consider as they make their decision.

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08/16/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If you find you’re often late with a particular bill, negotiate a due date that better lines up with the dates you receive income or benefits. Learn more about this tip and other things you can do if you’re falling behind on bills.

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08/11/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Are you facing a cash-flow emergency? First, take a deep breath. You’re still in control. Learn more about things you can do if you fall behind on bills.

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08/02/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If debt collectors are contacting you, you’re not alone. More than 70 million people were contacted by a debt collector between 2014 to 2015. Find out how you can respond when they contact you.

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07/27/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

First responders: Get help to avoid struggling with student debt. Read our tips for earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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07/13/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If you have opened a bank or credit card account, your contract probably included an arbitration clause. What you may not know is the contract may block you from joining with others if things go wrong. Learn more about how we’re working to ensure people can seek relief.

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07/11/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Check out the top types of complaints people submitted to us and find out what you can do if you’re facing similar situations.

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07/08/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

If your credit scores are in the mid-600s or below, you may have trouble qualifying for a mortgage loan. Learn more about what to do if you want to own a home but have “bad credit”.

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06/27/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Teachers, firefighters, and first responders: get help to avoid struggling with student debt. Check out our tips to certify your service and earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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06/22/2017

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Do you remember your first summer job? Find out how you can help young people navigate new financial opportunities: https://go.usa.gov/xNvSh

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06/20/2017

Federal Trade Commission

Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation.

The latest example: Some people have gotten an email that claims to be from Maureen Ohlhausen, the FTC’s Acting Chairman. But it’s not.

The email asks you to give your bank account information – so, it says, you can get money from the government’s settlement with Western Union. The email is a scam to steal your financial information. And it’s just the latest variation of an imposter scam. In 2016, consumers reported more complaints about imposter scams to the FTC than any other fraud.

Learn more about this scam & what to do if you get this kind of email: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/ftc-doesnt-need-your-bank-info

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06/17/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

National Homeownership Month is a great time to start learning about the homebuying process. Our Owning a Home Tool walks you through the steps.

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06/05/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

According to the Department of Justice, older people are losing millions of dollars to mass mailing fraud schemes, often by sending $20 or $30 at a time. Check out our tips on how to spot suspicious mail and what to do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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06/05/2017

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06/02/2017
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June is National Homeownership Month! If you’re thinking about buying a home, visit our Owning a Home tool to get started. #FindYourPlace

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05/31/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Protecting savings becomes increasingly important as people age. We have resources and tips to help protect older adults from scams, fraud, and financial exploitation. #OAM17

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05/28/2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Don’t let your mortgage calculator set you up for a surprise. Read this blog to learn what to factor into your monthly payment calculation.

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PO Box 4115
Allentown, PA
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