Sunday, March 29, 2009

First-Time Buyers Seminar This Week

MERCERVILLE - I am delighted to be working with Michael Stewart and other local business professionals to provide a FREE informational session for area first-time homebuyers. The purpose of this seminar is to help buyers understand the full benefit of the recent economic stimulus package as it pertains to their individual situation. There’s up to $8,000 waiting out there for many first-time homebuyers, but using this money can be somewhat complicated and not everyone will qualify.

We are bringing together a number of seasoned local professionals to assist us with this event, including the Hamilton accounting firm of Nowak and Gehan along with Prosperity Mortgage Loan Officer, Matthew O’Connell and Michael J. Stewart, a Certified Financial Planner. Our ultimate goal is to help people determine their eligibility to take part in this program. We will talk about accessing low interest and low down payment mortgage programs offered through the FHA and we’ll make suggestions on how to use these funds to receive the maximum benefit.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Mercerville. For details and directions please contact me directly at 609-731-4687 or via email at

No pre-registration is required.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Long & Foster President Tapped to Head FHA

President Obama is likely to announce this week that Long and Foster Real Estate President and COO, Dave Stevens shall be appointed to head the Federal Housing Administration in Washington, DC.

While I am certain my colleagues and I join Wes Foster in celebrating this wonderful achievement of Dave’s success, I’m also saddened by the fact that Dave will be leaving our ranks. During his short tenure at Long & Foster, his recent business leadership has created an unprecendented benchmark of excellence. It is my hope that we will strive to replace Dave with someone of equal business character, experience, and ethic. I believe Dave’s appointment was and is a testimony to our good decision-making as an organization and his exemplary qualifications as a leader. Good luck and Godspeed to Dave and to Wes in choosing a worthy successor.

Read more about Dave’s pending appointment…