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Things To Consider When Adding On To Your Home

Thinking about adding on? There are a few important few things you should consider before getting started: Hiring professionals; be sure you hire an architect before hiring a builder. The addition should look as if it was a part of the original design.  Also, thoroughly research prospective professionals before you hire them. Cost; have a clear idea of your budget, but, be realistic. A good resource is CostHelper.com; this site will help you roughly estimate the cost of the project. And finally, prepare yourself for a mess, people will be in and out of your home; it will be noisy and inconvenient at times but, in the end it will be worth it. More here

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Housing Starts And Permits Increase

Housing starts and permits jumped last month as groundbreaking increased 6.3%, averaging 1.02 million-unit pace annually according to the Commerce Department. With interest rates falling this year, the housing market has made great strides toward recovery since 2007. An economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Michelle Meyers  said, “if you look at the trend, you are still seeing an upward trajectory.” New single-family housing starts increased 1.1% last month, and volatile multi-family homes segment rose 16.7%. More here

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Nearing Retirement? Watch The Housing Market

If you are nearing retirement and plan to sell your home, buy a new home, or downsize, it’s a smart idea to pay attention to the housing market and educate yourself in order to make the best financial decisions. Paying attention to pending home sales, building permits, new home sales, existing homes sales, home price indexes, and housing starts may help you understand when the best times to buy and sell are. Right now the housing market is making a comeback from the recession and current long-term trends are positive, job growth has increased, there are fewer distressed sales, and homebuilder confidence is up, making it a good time for retirees or soon-to-be retirees to sell and buy. More here

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About Sam:

Sam Rosenblatt is an award-winning mortgage planner who has been providing clients with superior mortgage service since 1995. The Rosenblatt Group at Academy Mortgage Corp. offers Conventional, FHA/VA and USDA; and non-conforming jumbo mortgages.

Experience

In his 19 years as a Loan Officer, Sam has helped thousands of clients finance properties of all sizes. He is consistently recognized as a top producing Loan Officer in the country, appearing in Top 200 Mortgage Originators lists for national trade publications such as Mortgage Originator Magazine, Scotsman Guide, and Mortgage Executive Magazine for the past nine years. Sam has achieved the Top Producing Loan Officer of the Year at Academy for three consecutive years. In 2013 he produced nearly $74 million in total volume and closed 258 loans.

Key Benefits

The Rosenblatt Group’s office is located in Academy Mortgage Corporation’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Operations Center, enabling Sam and his group to provide in-house processing, underwriting and closing, and assuring that your loans will be handled personally and locally. In addition, they have the flexibility to meet demanding closing dates. The Rosenblatt Group’s industry knowledge and competitive rates help ensure customers receive the best possible product and superior service.

Focus/Philosophy

Sam and his team work diligently to offer clients the best possible loan products. They are committed to responsible lending and safeguarding your investment while eliminating risk. “Our goal is to ensure that each person obtains a carefully-tailored loan program that fits their short- and long term financial plans.”

Sam’s goal is to provide services that demonstrate his team is not an impersonal commodity but rather a group of educated, proactive individuals dedicated to finding the most appropriate programs available.

Personal

Sam and his wife Michelle live in Homeland, with their son Bennett and their two dogs.

Contact:

Sam Rosenblatt
Mortgage Planner
NMLS # 75844, MD License # 237
Academy Mortgage Corporation
NMLS # 3113, MD License # 12423
6960 Aviation Blvd., Suite E
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Office Phone: 410-553-2641
Cell Phone: 410-375-4447
Toll-Free: 888-646-2726
Fax: 443-548-2500

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