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The Purpose of the Home Inspection - 04/29/09 11:53 AM
Okay, I'm getting grumpy! I'm tired and have not had a day off in a while. With that being said, let me get this off my chest! The purpose of the home inspection is NOT to renegotiate the terms of the sale. If you put in a purchase offer on a house with a tarp over the garage roof, don't expect $5000 concession because the inspector says the garage is a piece of crap. The purpose of the home inspection is to discover defects that were not obvious at the time of purchase. There is no such thing as a perfect (0 comments)
The Lilacs are Coming But the Magnolias are Here!!! - 04/28/09 06:34 AM
At some parks, there are signs telling you not to leave the walkway. But not so at Rochester's Highland Park. In fact, they have many park benches well off the beaten path just beckoning you to come and sit and ponder. What a delightful way to spend a spring day. Highland Park might be best know for its lilacs but I believe the magnolias are just as spectacular, if not more so. The warm temperatures of the past few days have brought them almost to peak so if you get a chance to take a stroll, do so soon. Enjoy the (0 comments)
How Quickly are Houses Selling in Rochester? - 04/06/09 11:57 AM
Very, very, very quickly!Case in point, a new listing came up Friday afternoon. There were no photos but my clients decided to drive by anyway. They called me from the driveway and said we want want to see this. I pull up the listing and there is not even a flowery description of the property and call to get the appointment. There is no sign in the yard so I drive right by it but we get to see it first thing Sunday morning. They really, really like it but we decide to look at an open house that afternoon to (0 comments)
I've got a very good feeling that young people have been watching the news and learning from the messy financial situation facing the country and world these days. While they are enticed by the excellent market conditions (very low mortgage rates, lower house prices and a tax credit!!) there is a lot of concern and conservatism regarding personal finances. Hooray! I am meeting more and more people in their 20's that have little to no debt, aside from student loans. I'm optimistic that this next generation gets it. As I meet with first time home buyers, they struggle with the (0 comments)
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