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    The Truth About Appraisals

    By Mario del Pino | March 7, 2014

    The appraisal process often baffles consumers. They may feel that their home is worth a higher dollar amount, and so the appraised value doesn’t always make sense to them. It is important to know that the appraiser is completely independent from lenders, buyers, sellers, and real estate agents, and that the guidelines to which they... Read More

    New home applications increasing

    By Mario del Pino | August 7, 2013

    The recent housing recovery has given new life to government sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Today, Freddie Mac reported that it earned $5 billion in the latest quarter, its seventh straight profitable quarter.  Freddie now has a net worth of $7.4 billion and is required to pay all cash on hand above $3B... Read More

    Housing News

    By Mario del Pino | August 7, 2013

    Housing news dominated the headlines this morning with positive home price data hitting the wires.  First up was CoreLogic reporting that its national Home Price Index on a year-over-year basis in the month ended in June rose by nearly 12% as the sector continues to improve.  From May to June, prices rose by almost 2%. ... Read More

    A New Site, New Tools, But the Same You

    By Admin | May 2, 2013

    Century 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc. is proud to announce the release of our newly designed website. When we decided to update our main site,, we realized the design and search tools deserved a new upgrade. So that’s what we did! With our new site, we’re introducing a more streamlined search process, easier navigation,... Read More

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