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President’s Day Greetings from Lyons Chairman, George Sophocleous

Leadership is what made this country of ours strong, inspirational, innovative and above all a country where people can live and think freely. This nation guarded its freedom through time by choosing to come together at times of adversity, finding solutions and fighting for true values. Exceptional leaders are those who put their people first,…
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Summer Social Media Tips for Real Estate Pros

  by Monika Bialokur, Director of Digital Strategy Summer is in full swing and everyone is ready to grab their beach blankets and head out to the shore. But before you pack your  suitcases,  make sure you clean up your Social Media profiles and strategy.  With over 90% of real estate searches starting online these days, the savvy real estate professional knows that Social Media…
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4 Social Media New Year Resolutions for 2015

The New Year is the time we prepare our personal to-do lists,  kick-off new projects and create initiatives for the upcoming year.  And if you are a savvy real estate professional, it's also the perfect time to clean up and improve your social media profiles. Bad social media habits can hold back your online reputation and make it more difficult for clients…
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Cyprus House “Children and Autism” Event

On October 14, 2014, the Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus along with the Panpaphian Association of America and the Hellenic Medical Association of NY hosted a special event on Autism & Children.  Lyons Mortgage Services Chairman, George Sophocleous is also the President of the  Panpaphian Association of America, a non-for-profit 501 (c) (3)  organization.…
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The People of Lyons Mortgage

2017 Summer Housing and Mortgage Outlook

What can home-buyers expect in the 2017 Summer Housing Market? A recent decline in mortgage rates could have a positive effect on housing demand for the summer home-buying season.  The average 30 year fixed rate mortgage rate has dropped from 4.14% to 3.93% over the past three months, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage…
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Easter Greetings from Lyons

      Warmest greetings to all celebrating Easter!  This festive season is a time of re-birth and great joy to people all around the world.  We celebrate new beginnings and look forward to the many good things to come. Many traditions associated with time of year have become a part of our American way of life. Although these customs may…
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Co-Op and Condo Prices

GUEST BLOG:  by Marc Gerstein Marc Gerstein is a Forbes Columnist and Director of Research at Portfolio123 as well as a former assistant research director at Value Line. Please follow him on Twitter: @MHGerstein If you’ve ever shopped for a two-bedroom co-op or condo, you may have browsed a popular web portal such as Zillow.com…
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4 Freedoms of Home-Ownership

You’ve probably heard many reasons to become a homeowner from friends, family and financial advisors. When you own your own home you are building equity rather than throwing away money on rent and are eligible for possible tax write-offs. However, many people are still concerned about committing to owning their first home. What they might not realize is that home ownership…
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