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Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
Plan Your Home Inspection For A Rainy Day! While it's a rare thing to be able to schedule your home inspection around the weather report, if you have a choice between a sunny day and a potentially rainy one, pick the rainy day. On sunny days, it…
Gail Robinson, REALTOR, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate, Southport, CT)
BOA SENT ME A DECLINE LETTER TODAY AS MY HUSBAND WAS BEING ADMITTED INTO HOSPICE I made all the trial loan modification payments on time over the phone via my BOA Customer Relationship Manager, yet today I received a FedEx letter stating that my…
San Jose Homes for Sale | San Jose Short Sale Agent, Kathleen Daniels (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Newbie Outreach - ActiveRain Challenge May 2013 Do you remember when you first joined ActiveRain I do. I felt like a minnow in a sea of professional bloggers. I fretted over what to write about. I feared being judged. I feared doing…
Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate-720-231-6373 (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate)
Emergency Weather Planning - Aurora CO It is that time of year where spring storms bring tornadoes and Aurora residents need to review what to know when severe weather approaches. Aurora has equipped the City with 50 outdoor warning…
Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
We all like to negotiate a good deal There are times when negotiations result in a deal that is acceptable to both the buyer and the seller, and there are times when the parties are too far apart. In the latter case, it sometimes can make sense…
Bruce McCallum - Homes In Victoria BC (DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC 800-668-2272)
Art Deco Design: Cool Unique Artistic Home in Victoria, BC Houses come in all shapes and sizes of course, but recently I had a tour of a very unique home that came straight out of the 'art deco' or 1950's modern design period - but as…
Debb Janes~Realtor® Camas, Washington EcoBroker (The Carl Group, LLC)
I recently wrote a post lamenting the inconsiderate spots where "some" listing agents place lockboxes. I called it The Lockbox Blues. While a number of comments suggested it might make a good country tune - Bruce Walter went the extra step. Doesn't…
On this cloudy Sunday evening, I'm hobbling from bed to chair and back again with the help of a walker and Oxycodone, on the road to recovery from bilateral knee replacement surgery. And I have to say that my two weeks in two different hospitals..
Beth Atalay, Broker, CDPE (Cam Realty and Property Management)
Asking for Seller Concession in a Seller’s Market Seller Concession is when the Buyer is asking for the Seller to pay all or part of their closing costs mostly associated with their mortgage. When a Buyer asks for a Seller Concession, it does…
Do you Really Save Money When you Do It Yourself? Seldom… It pays many times over to hire a Forester to manage your timber sale It really does pay big money to hire a forester I recently had a man call me and ask for…
Anna 'Banana' Kruchten - Phoenix Real Estate Broker,CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Get Ready for the Summer Season Contest! Summer is just around the corner and it's time to spruce up your local marketing efforts! So what does that mean you ask? It means now is a good time to Make Your Blog POP with information about local…
Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector, Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections.com)
Most inspectors will tell you that they don’t like crawl spaces. Like Mickey Rourke in Barfly would say (not about crawl spaces, but about cops), “I just feel better when they are not around. ” The problem is that crawl spaces…
Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton, Liz and Bill Spear (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
There Are Good People Out There! Listen to the news and you'd think the entire world has gone to hell in a handbasket. It's gotten so bad that our local newspaper has a weekly section called "Good News". REALLY, we've gotten to the point…
Peter den Boer,MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker (Keller Williams)
And tomorrow is today! OMG! The rain has really been coming down this year. This weekend was yet another rainy one. Rainy days are great for one thing though, showing homes! I showed a home yesterday in the rain. When you look at a home after much…
Margaret Goss, Winnetka Realtor Winnetka & North Shore IL Homes for Sale (Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Oui Madame in Winnetka Oui Madame is one of my favorite stores - being a long-time, committed, undeniable, and wholehearted Francophile, I was tres happy to see Oui Madame come to town. The store Oui Madame was opened by Vicki Hofstetter..
Over coffee this morning, I was reading the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. As I enjoyed my Traverse City Cherry dark roast, I came across the following quote in the book: "If a child washed his hand, he could eat with kings. " What…
Tom Arstingstall - Dry Rot, Water Damage General Contractor in Sacramento (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com )
Your Sacramento Fence Has a Few More Years; The Retaining Wall Needs To Be Repaired. There are times when the repair that I was called to look at leads to something else. I looked at a wood fence today that the Sacramento management…
Emmary Simpson ChRC® Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson AZ (Steinborn Referral Associates - Las Cruces, NM)
I'm seeing situations starting to pop up again in a lot of blogs around the internet. Buyer calls an agent and asks them to show them a home. The agent asks THAT questions: "Are you working with an agent? " More times than not, the buyer responds…
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