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Fri, Apr 8th, 2011 - 5:25 pm

What a Government Shutdown Means for Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Just had this passed on to me from Dave Robison in Utah. NAR just released this document explaining what a government shutdown means for the real estate industry. It's worth sharing. The biggest problem will be with buyers that were planning to use FHA loans. (Click for More)


Fri, Nov 12th, 2010 - 4:46 am

Things Buyers Should NOT Do

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

In 2005 I wrote a blog on Buyer Etiquette discussing things buyers should NOT do when looking at homes. This addresses common things buyers frequently do (but probably shouldn't) (Click for More)


Sat, Dec 22nd, 2007 - 2:11 am

FHA Loan Expansion Program

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Hundreds of thousands of minority and moderate-income home buyers would become eligible to get low-rate, low-down-payment mortgages insured by the federal government under new legislation that is about to pass. (Click for More)


Fri, Nov 2nd, 2007 - 6:00 pm

Today's Mortgage Rates and FHA Update

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Today's mortgage rates from Bill Nass at Gershman Mortgage. Bill also said FHA will continue to recognize down payment assistance programs through Nehemiah Corp. and AmeriDream as acceptable sources for gifts funds. (Click for More)


Tue, Sep 25th, 2007 - 9:50 am

Today's Mortgage Rates from Gershman Mortgage

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Just received today's mortgage rates from Bill Nass at Gershman Mortgage. Bill also suggested if you're considering a jumbo mortgage (i.e. a higher end home) that you should talk to him sooner rather than later. (Click for More)


Fri, Sep 22nd, 2006 - 1:23 am

No Money Down Article from Russ Miller

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

We had some buyers asking about No Money Down financing programs. So Russ Miller over at Infinity Mortgage gave me this article which he assures me I'm free to share. Personally I'm not a huge fan of programs like this, but if you want to know more, contact us and we will put you in touch with Russ. (Click for More)


Thu, Sep 14th, 2006 - 11:36 pm

Buying a HUD Foreclosure

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

To explain it as simply as possible, the FHA programs managed by HUD basically act an insurance agency for mortgage lenders who make loans to home buyers. HUD doesn’t actually write any loans, they just insure the lender. (Click for More)


Fri, Sep 8th, 2006 - 10:51 pm

X and Y Real Estate Factors

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

If you're thinking about selling your home, you need to be thinking about who might be buying it. This is so you can tweak your house before listing it so it gets lots of buyer attention and sells quickly. And why you need to think about the target buyer is that different generations of home buyers behave differently and will demand different sets of home features. (Click for More)


Tue, Aug 29th, 2006 - 8:24 am

Installing a Swimming Pool (Part 2)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Yesterday I explored your options for beating the St. Louis summer heat by building a swimming pool. But if you’re serious about building one and expect to sell your home in the next few years, here’s what you really need to know. (Click for More)


Sat, Jul 1st, 2006 - 9:30 pm

Scouting Report Updates 5 Time a Day Now

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

The Scouting Report, our Advanced Home Search Service, now updates with the Multiple Listings System (MLS) 5 times a day. Most other services only update once a day. That's a huge benefit to you as a buyer. (Click for More)


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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in the technology industry which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director in 2005. In 2011 Sid launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc, while continuing to perform marketing and operations for Kimberly's team. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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