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Denver is… (observations from a recently returned Denver-ite) - 01/27/08 10:01 AM
Been gone from Denver a few years - two years and 6 weeks to be exact. Got back to town a week ago today. Love it, Love it. So, to celebrate my first week back home, here's a little tribute to Denver... Denver Is.... ...FriendlyI've yet to leave the house for any sort of errand and not had a pleasant conversation with someone - a conversation that left me smiling on my way to the next pleasant conversation. Now, that may not sound like much to you, but I'm not at all a people-person and I tend to retreat into my own little world (7 comments)
Chicken Paws? - 01/25/08 07:02 PM
For Dog Lovers Only.... I"m considering putting my dogs on a BARF diet (BARF = Bones and Raw Food). For many reasons, but the practical one is that we just moved from a home on four acres to a home on 4620 sqft and, well, dog poop is accumulating very quickly! I've heard that on a BARF diet, there isn't really much poop to deal with and what there is pretty much evaporates. TMI? Oh well... Okay, so I'm in Super Wal-Mart today, looking for suitable BARF food and I see something called Chicken Paws. Uh, yeah, it's chicken feet, toenails and (26 comments)
C'mon Baba, Go Potty.... pleeeeease - 01/20/08 04:26 AM
As you may know, I'm currently in the process of moving from Alabama to Denver, literally. I loaded up the pups in the Subaru on Wednesday, drove to Paducah, KY, then onto Columbia, MO (where my family is), then to KC, MO (where more family is) and last night I stayed in Hays Kansas... just four more hours to go and I'll be in Denver! Well, traveling with three dogs, two of which have never been away from home has been...well, not as much fun as it sounds, especially since it's a balmy 2 degrees during the critical go-potty hours (that is, 5am (20 comments)
It's Moving Day.. - 01/15/08 10:39 AM
Movers are here, house is in shambles, dogs are pacing nervously. It's starting to sink in that I'm leaving Alabama. At this time tomorrow, I'll be pulling away from my dream house in the country, headed for the Rockies and my cute little (teeny-tiny) 1928 Bungalow in West Highlands, Denver, Colorado. In Alabama, the trees still have leaves on them and I swear I saw a flower in my gardenia bushes. I'm wearing capri's and flip-flops. In a little while, I'll walk around and say goodbye to my creek, to my jasmine & gardenia and heartbreakingly, to the three dogs buried (20 comments)
Am I Liable for the Buyer Agent Co-op if my Seller Comes up Short? - 01/10/08 05:56 AM
Let's say I take a listing at $225,000 at an illustrative commission rate of 5%. The seller tells me he owes $210,000 on it. So far, so good; as long as we get a full price offer, everyone goes away happy (that is, we all get paid). But what if, oopsie, the seller actually owes $215,000 and we don't find out about it until after we're under contract, like... a few days before closing? Lessee... that's $225,000 less a 5% commission = $213,750. That's not enough to get everyone paid off! The way I understand things, the 5% brokerage commission is payable to me (20 comments)
I Need to Play a Little Harder to get... - 01/08/08 09:06 AM
I'm pulling my hair out this week. Trying to get ready to move, which, as you know, is utterly chaotic. Painters coming and going, carpet cleaners not showing up, my Realtor wants this and that from me... then the CHECK ENGINE light goes on in my car and my renters decide to go MIA (with no rent payment in sight). Sheesh. But I'm still smiling. Here's the problem. I am a full time writer (for another week anyway) and I work from home. Whenever anyone tries to schedule something with me, the first words out of my mouth are "Sure, whatever works (15 comments)
It's Good to be the Master of Your Market - 01/03/08 07:53 AM
I believe a great real estate agent is a master of her market. Simple as that. She focuses on a few geographic areas and knows them inside and out. She knows, from the address, whether or not that house is on the bus route or if that condo is subject to highway noise (e.g. the west side is okay; the east side is too noisy). She knows if two-story houses are selling better than one-story houses, and she knows why. She knows if it's possible to get a two-car garage, or if off-street parking is as good as it's gonna get. During (16 comments)
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