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We’re Closed For The Holiday Polley Associates will be closed for the Memorial Day 2018 holiday from Friday (May 25) through Monday (May 28) We will re-open Tuesday (May 29) for regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are ready to enroll or are looking for schedule information, visit the appropriate pages on this website. We offer you our best wishes for enjoyment, health, and safety during the holiday. Notice

Mortgage

Polley Courses: ‘Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism; and What Lurks Beneath’

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism This continuing education course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision making for real estate professionals. Additionally, this course may potentially be approvable for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS. […]

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  • Mortgage Fraud, Consumer Protection and Reverse Mortgages This course starts by taking a close look at mortgage fraud in real estate transactions, including the history of mortgage fraud and its impact on consumers. It examines participants in fraud cases, as well as the role of agencies in monitoring fraud. Then it identifies various types of […]

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  • There are lots of real estate-specific calculators available to web users. We’ve listed 15 we like best. Got a favorite yourself? Let us know.

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  • Can an average buyer with mortgage financing compete against another buyer’s all-cash deal? Often, no, but don’t give up! Here are six strategies to fight with.

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  • NEWTOWN SQUARE PA – GMH Mortgage Services LLC, a national mortgage banker headquartered in Newtown Square PA, said Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) it named Joel Rose as vice president of its eastern division’s retail sales. Rose has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, and most recently worked at GMAC, where he […]

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  • WASHINGTON DC – Federal income tax deductions for home mortgage interest took a hit Saturday (Jan. 1, 2011) in The Washington Post newspaper, which published an editorial titled “Trim the Excessive Tax Subsidy for Real Estate.” Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS, responded by describing how mortgage interest deductions benefit primarily […]

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  • ALLENTOWN PA – As homeowners around the country continue to struggle to fend off foreclosure proceedings, a working group of attorneys general and banking officials from all 50 states has been gathering evidence in a probe of potentially improper or illegal lending and servicing practices, according to an article written by reporter Tim Darragh and […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – Pennsylvania homeowners are being urged by the state Attorney General to file complaints concerning questionable or improper mortgage foreclosures. AG Tom Corbett said on Oct. 6 (2010) the filings would be included in an ongoing investigation by his office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to determine if laws were violated by lenders or […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – Two additional bills aimed at preventing mortgage fraud were signed into law Monday (June 29, 2009) by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell, joining a package of five laws approved last year to target different aspects of the same problem. The two latest pieces of legislation were spurred by a case in Berks County […]

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  • HARRISBURG PA – Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking is taking a tougher line against mortgage brokers that either refuse to comply with regulations or are not licensed to practice in the state. Last week it took enforcement against seven different companies. On Friday (May 22, 2009) it issued a cease-and-desist order against U.S. Mortgage Group Inc., […]

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