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2012 

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Well, leave it to Martha Stewart... this is a great idea!   I have area rugs and they always move around and then the rubber thingy that's supposed to make them not move around pops out from time to time and I have to "re-situate" the whole thing.  I just made up that "re-situate" word, by the wa...
04/28/2012
I was in a Short Sale class last week and the teacher referred to Foreclosure as the 'F' word! I have to say I wasn't shocked at all. It IS the 'F' word! It doesn't always have to happen. Realtors that are experienced Short Sale agents may be able to help the seller stop the process. It depends o...
04/27/2012
In the Kansas City area I visit about 4 sellers a week that are thinking of moving.  Yes, they are interested in my proven marketing strategies, but more than anything else they want to know what their home is worth and why. So, what's all the mystery??? How is it that an agent figures this out? ...
04/27/2012
That is just amazing! Congratulations to Scott Bamesberger and his wonderful team! SAB Construction won 6 Grand Prizes and 2 Runners Up for their beautiful homes located all over the Kansas City area.  So many times I hear it referred to as Sab (like Saab), but when you win that many awards, you ...
04/27/2012
   NOTICE ~ this blog is intended for our Ask Cathy family who are planning on staying in their house for several years.  If you are planning on selling, we recommend neutral colors for your home, like Sherwin Williams Latte or Nomadic Desert.  In fact, if you would like Cathy to help you select ...
04/27/2012
One of the biggest threats to your property is something tiny, but mighty…..termites!  According to the National Pest Management Association (MPMA), termites cause more than $2 billion in damage every year to homes in the United States.  That's likely more damage than what fire, storms or earthqu...
04/27/2012
With spring comes the feeling of renewal! The grass is turning green, the flowers are starting to bloom and the leaves are budding out on the trees.  Springs also brings the desire in many of us to clean out the closets, get organized & refresh our homes! Whether you’re considering selling your h...
04/20/2012
Keeping your home and your household safe is very important.  Appliances and household items are recalled all the time for safety issues.  Why wait for the news media to alert you of potential dangers?  Go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and sign up for automatic email alerts.  The Safe...
04/20/2012
NOPE!  It's all just a nasty rumor.  So, let's get the facts straight!  Check out this Snopes link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/realestate.asp I think Snopes put it best "Health care legistlation imposes a 3.8% transaction tax on profits over the capital gains threshold".   Basically, he...
04/19/2012
Good news! The Federal Government and the State Attorneys General have negotiated a deal with the Top 5 Loan Servicers (Bank of America Corportation, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Company, Citigroup, Inc & Ally Financial Inc -formerly GMAC) to speed up the Short Sale process! This is wonder...
04/19/2012
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