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2010 

I loved reading my friend Pam's Kodak Moment.  Look at those two kids.  Pam is a devoted Mom and wife and it shows.  She's also a devoted Realtor® and I'm proud to call her a friend and associate. Please leave your comments on Pam's original post. I spent all 41 years of my life following men ar...
12/31/2010
In one of my very first Short Sales where I represented the Sellers, the Buyer wanted to change his bid on the home AFTER Short Sale Approval.  In the end, that Buyer lost a great deal on a great condo when the Sellers feared he'd do the same stunt IF they got Short Sale Approval at the new bid ...
12/31/2010
This is it! The last day of 2010.  Tomorrow starts a fresh slate.  So what did I do with the last day of December to get January off to a great start?  Take photographs of my latest listing and, get one more Short Sale Approval Letter.  The Short Sale Approval letter completes the needed set of a...
12/31/2010
I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my home to foreclosure.  I can't imagine it would turn me into a vandal or criminal, but in some cases, it does just that to folks.  Homes are stripped bare as home owners wish to "get back at the bank."  This is criminal behavior, and it doesn't chan...
12/30/2010
If you take your safety as a Realtor® for granted, think again.  I hate hearing stories like this, but it keeps us on our toes.  Make sure you read Claudette's post all the way to the end.  She gives some tips on staying safe. Reminder - Real Estate Can Be a Dangerous Profession  Last week a rea...
12/30/2010
There is nothing that pleases a Bristow Short Sale Agent more than being able to tell the world about another successful settlement of a Bristow Short Sale.  Just two days left in the year 2010 and this Bristow Short Sale settlement went off with barely a hitch. It all started two months earlier,...
12/30/2010
What's funny to me when reading Renee Montgomery's post about a recent Buyer-client experience is that I've been right where she is.  I've yet to have a Buyer-client success in a Short Sale. Yet, none of my Short Sale Sellers have had this happen when I am representing them and they are under co...
12/29/2010
Karen Fiddler posed a great question earlier this week.  Are loan modification the new refinance?  I certainly hope not.  Loan modifications come with some great interest rates, but most come with strings attached...like the fact that the difference between what you agreed to pay in interest and...
12/29/2010
I love the way Jim Frimmer thinks.  If you want to save money in 2011, it's as easy as small cut backs.  Maybe sacrificing Starbucks here, and a dinner or lunch out there.  Please make sure you leave a comment with Jim as well on his original post.  One little thing you can do to save money in 20...
12/29/2010
Building a home (or in the case of most buyers...commissioning one to be built and overseeing the process) can be full of excitement and also stress.  Wendy Neugent in the Richmond, VA marketplace has been through it herself over the course of two years.  She knows the ins and outs of new constru...
12/29/2010
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