Office meeting next Tuesday, 12/1 at 9:30am..

posted Nov 24, 2015, 11:46 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Nov 24, 2015, 11:47 AM ]

Please bring your win for the month and I will surprise you with a topic..  Happy Thanksgiving! BGW

New Single Page Agent Websites..

posted Nov 16, 2015, 4:25 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 4:27 PM ]

For those of you who have not been following the messages coming in about above please do the following so when new websites are instituted at end of month you will have your information entered.

Go to      (You can bookmark this link for future access)

Enter the same login credentials that you use for RE/MAX Mainstreet (your email address and password)

Click on LeadStreet icon (you will probably see a Security Warning - click Continue)

You will be taken through a series of steps for setting up your web page. 

On first set up page do not be concerned with MLS ID field but enter all information including your Agent ID (your individual MLS ID), when complete click next at page bottom.

Then upload photo and add bio after completing and click Next at page bottom. 

Now add your social media hyperlinks and then click Next at page bottom. 

Now click Finish at page bottom. 

Now you can click any of the three links at top of page (Apps, My profile and my account) to explore other options.

Dates office will be closed for holidays..

posted Nov 4, 2015, 5:54 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 6:00 PM ]

Thanksgiving Day, 11/26 & Friday, 11/27  |  Thursday, 12/24 & Christmas Day 12/25  |  Thursday, 12/31 & New Years Day, 1/1/16  |  Thank you!

Marketing/Syndication tab of our website..

posted Oct 23, 2015, 6:42 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 23, 2015, 6:53 AM ]

I have combined above with our Toolbox so all information is on one page.  You will find the TILA/RESPA page under Information in Toolbox.  Thank you.

City Lift - notes / highlights (Grant money for City of Cleveland)

posted Oct 17, 2015, 11:50 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 17, 2015, 11:50 AM ]

Julia Rutkowski of First Federal of Lakewood passed along the following information for grant money coming available Monday, 10/19/15..  Please click HERE

Rosewood Grill is now open and will open for lunch on Monday, October 19th..

posted Oct 12, 2015, 11:17 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 11:17 AM ]

We sincerely appreciate your patience throughout the construction including the many fire alarms and other distractions.  For those of you who park in the rear of the complex, thank you!  For those of you who park out front, it would be extremely helpful if you could park in the rear.  The spaces out front will be more important then ever once Rosewood starts serving lunch as we will still need room for the bank clientele and customers and clients coming in and out of the offices.  Thank you.

OHFA Launches New Product to Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Homebuyers..

posted Sep 24, 2015, 6:51 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 6:51 PM ]

On September 1, OHFA rolled out a new product, Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance, which provides down payment assistance equal to 2.5% or 5% of the purchase price and can be used to pay for the down payment, closing costs or other prepaid expenses incurred prior to closing. Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance will help reduce out-of-pocket expenses for homebuyers and help increase homeownership within Ohio.  While we will continue to price this product daily, the new mortgage rates are expected to be more competitive in the future. 
Program Highlights
  • The borrower will have the option to choose down payment assistance equal to 2.5% or 5% in the form of a 0 % second mortgage. Down payment assistance is forgiven after seven years. If the homebuyer sells or refinances within seven years, they must repay all of the assistance provided.
  • The lender and borrower can decide the best use of the funds such as 3.5% toward down payment and 1.5% towards closing costs or 5% toward down payment 0% toward closing costs. (Homebuyer can apply funds in any combination.)
  • Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance (2.5% or 5%) will be included in Grants for Grads, however, the forgiveness for Grants for Grads will remain the same. The second mortgage will be forgiven at 20% per year over five years.  If the borrower sells the home prior to the end of fifth year and provides evidence of continued residency in Ohio, the remaining balance will be forgiven. If a homebuyer refinances their first mortgage, OHFA will continue to re-subordinate their second mortgage. Borrowers can apply for Grants for Grads within 48 months of graduating from an accredited educational institute with an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.
To learn more about OHFA Programs, please register for free online training sessions here

Important.. Back to back transactions..

posted Sep 10, 2015, 8:02 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Sep 10, 2015, 8:02 AM ]

Please keep in mind that the up and coming changes will affect back to back closings.  It is not impossible to close next day but much more complicated so best to allow days in between so as not to cause last minute confusion, delays and frustration for our clients.  We are less than a month away from enactment of law.  Thank you.

TILA-RESPA to be enacted on October 3rd, 2015

posted Aug 20, 2015, 3:05 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 3:05 PM ]

The delay is soon coming to an end so please be aware of the impending date for the new changes.  The long and short..  Allow a minimum of 10, preferably up to 14 more days for your closings as it will definitely be an adjustment all the way around for all parties involved.  I have created an additional page on this website called TILA-RESPA.  You can see it to your right above.  It has links to information on all of the upcoming changes.  Cheryl Repko shared the information from CFPB.  Thank you.

Docusign Envelope ID's have been removed..

posted Aug 17, 2015, 8:55 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 10:33 PM ]

Rachelle of our office was having deals rejected because of the Envelope ID embedded at the top of documents when sending via Docusign.  I was able to get a feature turned on for our account that allows us to remove the ID so they are now gone.  If you have created your own templates in Docusign you will need to go in to them and uncheck the box that says Stamp documents with envelope ID and then save them to remove.  Thank you.

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