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I want to share this post with my readers because I think it's a great idea. We all have things stuck all over our refrigerators. This is a reblog so I am disabling comments. Please comment to the original poster.
Via Suzanne Asher (Signature Properties of Huntington): De Cluttering the outside of your refrigerator…… A GREAT idea!!! There are so many things to do to declutter a house. Here is something that is really out of control for some people in the kitchen but I just saw a great idea the other day that I wanted to share with (0 comments)
Rent to Own? I don't know... - 01/21/11 08:38 AM
A friend called me yesterday to ask for my advice. He wants to purchase the house next door to where he's living. It's a multi-family total rehab with 1 tenant living there. He's looking forward to doing the work to bring it up to code. He has less-than-stellar credit so he knows he needs to work on that before he gets a mortgage. Plus he hasn't saved up for the down payment. The seller just wants to dump the property. He's owned it way too long and doesn't want to keep up with it. The two of them hatch a (4 comments)
I am such a geek - I love the QR codes (I almost said new QR codes, but if you read the article below you'll see that they aren't new.) The reason I love them is because they take up such little space, but when scanned into your phone they hold a whole lot of information. I'll let you read about them. This is a reblog so I have disabled comments. Please comment to the original poster.
Via Emily Read: Unlocking the QR Code I spent some time yesterday researching the QR code - and I am proud to (0 comments)
I suggest that my buyers always, always purchase title insurance. I had first hand experience where title insurance saved the day (for my seller). One thing I like about living in Massachusetts, we are always in the forefront of legal issues. We aren't afraid to make a decision first and not wait to see what other states are doing. For or against, we are decisive. This is a reblog, I am disabling comments. Please comment to the original poster.
Via Richard Vetstein (Vetstein Law Group, P.C., TitleHub Closing Services LLC): The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s U.S. Bank v. Ibanez foreclosure (0 comments)
Congratulations to Active Rain on 200,000 members - 01/18/11 09:08 AM
I wanted to say Congratulations to Active Rain on hitting 200,000 members. I joined AR back in 2006, I think it was August or September. I don't know how many members there were then but it was small enough where everyone knew everybody. There was a forum and I think the blogging portion was supposed to be an extra to the forum, but the forum turned out to be a feeding ground for people to sell their wares. Ask a question - get a "I'll help you for a fee" type answer. I was glad to see them go. The blogs (5 comments)
All Men Created Equal - 01/17/11 09:35 PM
I just finished filling out the application for citizenship for my husband and this is the first post I saw when coming here. How appropriate. I definately see inequality but not nearly as much as years ago. I get so mad when people are so obviously ignorant, but then I remind myself that they were ignorant before I was there and they'll be ignorant long after I'm gone. MLKs dream is happening in our lifetime whether they like it or not. Congratulations, Loreena, on your citizenship! Via Loreena Yeo, Realtor®| Frisco TX Community Ambassador (214)783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY): Martin Luther King Jr. wished (3 comments)
List it High Because Someone Will Offer Less - 01/15/11 09:34 AM
You've got to be honest in this market. Take a hard look at the stats, and believe them - whatever they are telling you. Pricing a home too high only means that no one will come to see it. They'll pass it over. Via Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc: Lets List it High Because I Know Someone Will Offer Less There is a right way and a wrong way to sell a home. Here are some of the wrong ways. I Want to List it High Because I Know Someone Will Offer LessWhen a home seller interviews a real estate agent it's easy for (5 comments)
I am helping my mother move from a 5 room house to a 2-1/2 room elderly townhouse. I say townhouse loosely because it's all on one level. It's a very nice place on the Cape (Cape Cod for you foreigners, lol). It's something she's been looking forward to for a long time. Not all elderly downsize kicking and screaming. But, boy she has a lot of "stuff"! She's all moved in but there's no place to put anything! The problem with downsizing is that you have to leave stuff behind - and they never leave enough stuff behind. My aunt, my (5 comments)
Living in New England we are used to the fridgid temperatures. My friend Jane Becker found some cool tips to help you on our icy mornings. One more tip, which isn't a winter tip, but to keep your wipers lasting longer, rub them with an emory board. It sharpens them up so you won't have to change them as often.
Via Jane Becker,CRS,ABR,CBR,CDPE,LMC,E-PRO,GRI (Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge ): 365 things to do in Worcester County - learn helpful hints for winter weather. After the winter storm we just had, I want to share some winter weather hints I recently (2 comments)
Blizzard 2011 - 01/14/11 12:01 AM
This is the view from my walkway down my street. The internet said my area got 16-20 inches. It's definately deeper in some places. I have to give a big shout-out to my neighbor who came by with his snowblower. I'm a corner house so I have to shovel both sidewalks. Being in a valley I was hoping that the storm would miss us. No such luck, lol. It looks so pretty in pictures...
Pro Bono? - 01/13/11 03:09 PM
I read this blog today. I thought it was a good idea - as long as you get compensated in some way. Either with referrals (you'd have to be sure this is the type of client who will send you the referrals you are looking for), or by a great testimonial if you are in need of them. But I started to think that we get paid by the amount of liability we take on. An agent gets a higher percentage than a facilitator, etc. What do you think about this idea? Of course this is time consuming and you'd have (0 comments)
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