First American Home Warranty Program

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Special Guest

Maryann Page-Azambuja

Area Manager,

First American Home Buyers Protection,

joins The Housing Hour to discuss how First American Home Warranty program can save you thousands of dollars of out pocket repairs.  Maryann explains how a home warranty offers resources to help you maintain your home and keep home systems and appliances running smoothly throughout the year.

Learn how to protect you home today!

mazambuja@firstam.com


A First American home warranty will…

  • Protect your budget from covered system and appliance failures.
  • Repair or replace your covered systems and appliances.
  • Save you hassle and headache of finding a reputable contractor you can trust.
  • Provide 24/7 online or phone availability to request claims service.
How to get the most out of your home warranty

Home warranties provide valuable coverage and peace of mind; however they do not cover all system and appliance failures. It is important to read the coverage outlined in the contract. Follow these easy steps before placing a service request.

  • Verify your coverage. When something in your home fails, check your home warranty contract to be sure it is covered and understand any coverage limits.
  • Contact us first. Do not call a service provider before you report the failure to First American. We will dispatch a technician from our network to diagnose the problem and perform the repair or replacement.
  • Perform routine maintenance. Remember the simple things like cleaning or changing filters in your systems and appliances. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines to see what types of maintenance are recommended and how frequently they should be performed.

 

Mother Of Thanksgiving- Sarah Josepha Hale

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Special Guest

Mike Allegra

author of  Sarah  Give Thanks, a beautiful children’s books that describe’s the life of Sarah Josepha Hale and her 36-year  struggle to make Thanksgiving a national holiday!

Sarah was a magazine “editress” and an avid writer who penned the famous children’s poem ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb.’ Everyone man, women, and child need to know the story of Sarah Josepha Hale!

Superbly written  and brilliantly illustrated, make this book a part of your Thanksgiving tradition:

Letter from Sarah to President Lincoln :

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By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household. It has also pleased our Heavenly Father to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps and our sailors on the rivers and seas with unusual health. He has largely augmented our free population by emancipation and by immigration, while He has opened to us new sources of wealth and has crowned the labor of our workingmen in every department of industry with abundant rewards. Moreover, He has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude, courage, and resolution sufficient for the great trial of civil war into which we have been brought by our adherence as a nation to the cause of freedom and humanity, and to afford to us reasonable hopes of an ultimate and happy deliverance from all our dangers and afflictions:

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of October, A.D. 1864, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

National Housing Trends

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Special Guests

Dr. Ralph DeFranco

Global Chief Economist,

Arch Capital Services,

joins The Housing Hour this week to give us an update on national housing trends. Dr. Defranco gives his opinion on possible housing bubbles signs across the country and what the housing industry can look forward to in the coming months. He also explains why housing prices aren’t as high as they seem.

You don’t want to miss this excellent opportunity to become informed on the latest housing update!

Also, Dr. Defranco has written a quarterly economic report packed full of the latest economic information, trends, and predictions.

Download (PDF, 2.27MB)

Arch Mortgage Insurance (Arch MI)

Arch MI is dedicated to providing risk management and risk financing products to the mortgage insurance sector worldwide, through their three distinct platforms in the United States, Europe, and Bermuda.  Their group of dedicated mortgage insurance and reinsurance professionals understands the unique requirements and challenges of mortgage insurance markets around the globe.  Their market-specific knowledge and expertise enable their teams to provide creative and commercially viable solutions for their clients. Superior analytics and risk assessment combined with outstanding client service are at the forefront of all their activities.

 

The Holli McCray Group

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Holli McCray

CEO with The Holli McCray Group at Keller Williams joins The  Housing Hour this week to share her expertise in the real estate market.   Holli discusses how her group has become the number real estate team in Knoxville and one of the top 100 teams in the country.   The last segment  Holli discusses her passion for community and her continued role in the Wesley House.

2017 Top 100 Real Estate Team in America (REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal)

#3 Real Estate Team in Tennessee (REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal)

 #1 Real Estate Team in Tennessee for 2016 (KWRI – Southeast Region)


Being the Greater Knoxville area’s top selling real estate team, The Holli McCray Group can fulfill all of your real estate needs at a high level.   They have an expert staff that allows them to provide each of  their clients with excellent customer service and guidance.  Their focus is on professional consultations, personalized strategies, powerful negotiations and proven results.  HMG is able to quickly adapt to changes in the market and grasp new technologies that allow  them to sell homes faster and for more money.  As a result, they consistently sells over 350 homes per year.

 So Why Hire The Holli McCray Group?

  • They have a full support staff to quickly respond to inquires, return phone calls and follow up with potential buyers for our listings.
  • They have a highly experienced marketing department to ensure your house is advertised properly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • They have a full-time customer service manager who is available to  their clients to help resolve any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • They have an expert buyer team that has been hired to sell  their listings.  When a buyer calls to get more information about  their listings, they are available to take those calls and show the property!
  • Their team of expert listing agents provide honest feedback and advice about how best to sell your home. HMG firmly believes in advising  their clients using strategies that will work best for their situations.  HMG does not believe in making false promises to  their clients in order get their business.
  • They  have a highly effective marketing plan that literally generates hundreds of buyers every month.   Their monthly marketing budget is well above the gross income of the average real estate agent in  their area.
  • They  have a full array of preferred partners who they do business with to make sure your homes sell faster and your real estate transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Simply put…..They put more money in  their clients’ pockets at closing than the competition!