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Going Small Can Be A Big Experience

Reducing the amount of space in which you live might be a big idea whose time is here. Its subscribers refer to it as micro living, or the tiny house movement among other names, but the idea is the same: lowering the amount of space, the amount of stuff, and the amount of debt. It’s an idea that is finding growing support. However, as with all tradeoffs, the benefits also come with some challenges. How do you part with ‘stuff’ that you want to keep or that has intrinsic value to your life, and where do you have your private space? A recent story here touches on some of these and other related points.

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Get (Your House) in Shape This New Year

If staying inside this winter is driving you up a wall, then get yourself motivated by getting your house in shape. Start off with choosing a few projects, and planning them out to complete by the start of opening day. If you need a suggestion, start with the ones that will improve your home’s value the most.
1. Make your walls feel like new with fresh paint or wallpaper
2. Tile in a backsplash in your kitchen
3. Brighten up your spirits with new lighting
4. Open a new door by replacing old ones
5. Relax in a new tub after installing it
More info and links are
here, good luck!

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Half The Loan Term Is A Great Deal All The Time

Mortgage rates are at historic lows for all types of loans. However, the difference in interest rates for 30-year and 15-year mortgages is worth looking at. 15-year mortgages require higher monthly premiums for the same loan amount, but the shorter term brings real money back into your income stream faster, and with significant savings over 30-year mortgages. On the current, average home-sale price, savings are estimated at over $100k for the term of the loan. However, those savings come with higher monthly payments, over $600 for the average home purchase price. Have a look at this great article that compares the options.

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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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