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Existing Home Sales Up In September

Existing home sales in the U.S. jumped 2.4% to an annual rate of 5.17 million units, the highest reading since September, 2013 according to the National Association of Realtors. September’s existing home sales exceeded what many economists had previously predicted, though the increase is not yet considered to be above average. Sophia Kearney-Lederman, an economist at FTN Financial said, “the housing recovery continues to move along sluggishly, as consumers are stuck between tight credit standards and limited wage growth.” More here

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Prepare Your Chimney And Fireplace In Time For Winter

Winter is approaching, and if you have the luxury of owning an indoor fireplace it is time to start cleaning it up and making sure it is working safely and efficiently for those cold winter nights. A few things to do in order to get your home and chimney ready for winter are: Hire a professional chimney sweep to clean and inspect the outside and inside of your chimney and fireplace to be sure it is clear of any creosote build-up. Install or replace batteries in smoke alarms inside your home, also replace batteries in carbon monoxide detectors. And finally, be sure you have a working fire extinguisher close by in case of an emergency. More here

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Home Remodeling Spending Expected To Improve In 2015

As the year comes to an end, experts predict home remodeling spending will decline, ending the year 1.9% lower than last year. However, experts expect a jump in remodeling spending as we begin the new year and head into spring buying/selling season. Home sales have a strong correlation with home improvements as people selling their homes usually make small improvements and repairs before the sale, and homebuyers usually make larger improvements within the first year of purchasing. 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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