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       In the old days we described personality types as Type A and Type B.  But today experts now have identified 16 different personality types and 26 house styles. Sellecting the right type of house for the right personality of your buyer can be quite challenging since there seems to be more h...
Do you ever think about what homes will look like in the future? Well  you do not have to go far because Architect Javier Senosiain from Mexico City is designing organic homes that are unique in style and definately futuristic. I would love to see more homes like this that make statements about t...
 I just received my first prediction about the 2017 Real Estate Market before 2016 is officially over. In my opinion weathermen are wrong 50% of the time when they predict the weather and so are Economists who try to predict the Real Estate Market.Like the weather Real Estate is a local market an...
This year I volunteered to be on my local boards Fair Housing Committee because I think next year will be a big challenge for Realtors and we must take action to preserve the rights of all protected classes.  Realtors should all not only use th\e symbol above on all broshures, websites, or public...
Buying a Home is a HUGE INVESTMENT and so its important to understand the Cost of Home Ownership.Some of these costs are obvious like Real Estate Taxes, Insurance, Utilities, a Mortgage while others are not so obvious. These other costs are considered Hidden Costs.  When Buying a Home plan for th...
 As we reflect on the Year and think about all the things we are Thankful For I hope you consider giving to those who are less fortunate.                             Please find time to give to your local charity or volunteer helping others                              HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL A...
Sears Roebuck and Company sold 70,000 mail order kit homes in 370 different designs to families throughout North America and Canada between 1908-1940.These kits were shipped in railroad cars and were assembled by the homeowner,relatives, friends, and neighbors similar to to a barn raising by farm...
 Five Questions to ask before you Buy a Fixer Upper?1. How Much Work is Involved? Will the home need minor repairs or major repairs. 2. How Much will it Cost? Typically minor repairs are under $30,000 while major repairs are over $30,000.3. Who will be doing the Repairs? Are you handy or will you...

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