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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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Lyons Fall 2017 Mortgage & Housing Outlook

What can home-buyers expect in the 2017 Fall Housing Market? A continued decline in mortgage rates could have an added positive effect on housing demand for the fall home-buying season.  The average 30 year fixed rate mortgage rate has dropped to a year-to-date low from 3.93% to 3.78% over the past three months, according to…
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Lyons Gives Back in Queens: 20 Year Anniversary

August, 7, 2017 From the very start, two decades ago, the Co-Founders of  Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.--- George Sophocleous, Edith O’Donnell and  Nicos Tziazas, were dedicated to making home-ownership and business dreams a reality for the communities we serve. Although we have grown to serve 4 states now (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania)  we…
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The Casil Report – A Financial Commentary on the Mortgage Markets by Lyons Vice President, Stephen Casil

Good afternoon, Today, Friday (07/14/17): The 10 Year Treasury Yield dropped to 2.32%, meaning generally lower mortgage rates than yesterday, mostly due to the worse than expected Retail Sales report below:  - June 2017 U.S. Retail Sales decreased by 0.2% (0.1% decrease during the previous month), coming in worse than market expectations (0.1% increase).  In addition, excluding gasoline and auto sales, retail sales dropped…
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Happy 4th of July from Lyons!

Every year, Americans come together with friends, family and neighbors on the Fourth of July to celebrate Independence Day. It is an honored day in our communities when, all across America, at beaches, parades and in backyards, we salute the people whose sacrifices have made this day possible. This year is a very special year…
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