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The Fed Strikes Again! - 11/29/10 02:05 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/opinion/29mon2.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=print Read this article on the Fed and their latest idea. This agency is beginning to behave like the IRS --- as if they are independent of any governing body. I know the 60s are over, but where the hell is the outrage?? (2 comments)
Today's Architecture - 11/15/10 09:48 AM
There's a Yiddish word --- ongepotchket --- that means all messed up, or slapped together. I've coined a new form of today's architecture --- Ongepotchket Architecture. I challenge anyone to look at homes built from 1970 to today, and name the form of architecture --- Federal Colonial, Victorian, Greek Revival, Antebellum, Arts & Crafts? These were classic designs, and, as with all things classical, they have endured over the years. Then builders and architects began taking license, combining design eras, and even making up their own. Many designs became so difficult to sell, builders (thankfully) stopped making them: Bi-Levels, Split-Levels, (2 comments)
How Involved Should a Realtor Be? - 11/13/10 01:38 PM
Any good Realtor knows what her responsibilities to her clients are: preparing the home for the market, setting up a strong Marketing Plan, reaching out to the Real Estate Community to promote the home even before it's on the market --- things like that. But, I'm talking about much more serious responsibilities, some of which could come back to bite you. When your clients find out there are problems in the home they have to address, should you get involved finding professionals to help? And, what if the clients say they'll "take care of it, don't worry?" How far do (3 comments)
Mold, Radon, Lead Paint, OH, MY! - 11/04/10 02:11 PM
In the late 80s, when I started my career in real estate, we started hearing about radon. We were told it was a gas that came from decaying radium found in rock and soil. Although it was discovered in 1900, it wasn't until 1988 that the EPA came up with suggested guidelines for detecting and possibly remediating it. The suggested maximum reading of 4.0 pico curies isn't a scientific measure of hazard to your health, but rather a suggested number at which to consider a radon remediation system --- a soil suction reduction system consisting of vent pipes and fans. (1 comments)
The Resurgence of the 80s Townhouse - 11/02/10 02:24 PM
When you get to a certain age, the prospect of mowing lawn, trimming shrubs, shoveling snow and replacing various systems in your home loses its allure. I realized that about 11 months ago, and embarked on a journey to consider townhouse living. The thought of it gave me chills --- living smack up against other humans, having to weart make-up to get my mail, learning the art of small-talk --- so I avoided it as long as I could. When I fell out of my tree trying to saw off a broken limb, I realized I had had enough. I found the (2 comments)
Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes, NJ Comparative Stats - 11/01/10 02:57 PM
When I read The Record, our "hometown" newspaper, I always wonder where they're getting their statistics on our real estate market. While I understand that they're covering all of Bergen County, NJ, it is terribly confusing to its readership to lump towns like Rutherford in with towns like Wyckoff. You just can't begin to compare the towns, so how can you give any meaningful statistics when you lump all of Bergen County together? To say the Bergen County real estate market is down 15-10%, and not discuss which towns and price ranges you've analyzed, does nothing but frighten everyone. The latest stats (0 comments)
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