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2009 

Finishing a basement on a new construction home at the time of initial construction can lead to problems that may not easily be identifiable. A new construction home contains a massive amount of chemicals in the air, that inhabitants are breathing in, and basements contain a massive amount of moi...
05/31/2009
There are times when a home may need a bit of sprucing up to sell that really doesn’t fall into any neatly defined category of home staging, redesign or renovation. Discerning, soaking in a home’s characters, flaws, design issues, current buyer preferences, and the like, can sometimes lead to som...
05/31/2009
Remember that commercial where everyone is running with a gas pump in their hand after some car (most likely an import – Hyundai, Kia, not sure)…set to some country western music? They show different scenes of rappelling down cliffs, coming out of nowhere, etc. It was a very funny commercial. Whe...
05/31/2009
So you are trying to help your seller position a table in the dining room or the kitchen that just doesn’t look right. The reason? The light fixture is in the wrong place for the size of table or just was pit in the wrong place at the time the home was built. Let’s face it, builders sometimes don...
05/31/2009
Many of you may have heard that a federal appellate court recently decided that an Alabama real estate broker violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).  This buyer was also able to certify it as a class action suit. Please note:  I am not an attorney and I am in not passing judg...
05/31/2009
Is it possible to have a home on the market that is actually too uncluttered or sanitary? Yes it is possible. As a matter of fact, a home that is too uncluttered may be just as hard to sell as a home that is too cluttered? Why? Because, in both cases, there is risk that a buyer may not have an em...
05/31/2009
I remember the first night my wife and I were in our brand new home 11 years ago with the windows open and the first thing she said after the lights went out was, “We paid $475,000 to listen to Route 7?” This was in Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. It was a real eye-opener, no pun intended....
05/31/2009
The little things in a seller’s yard that shouldn’t be there just send me over the edge when I am showing properties to buyers. What am I talking about? You know: plastic flowerpots turned upside down in between the bushes that someone did not throw away, broken plastic pieces in a variety of col...
05/31/2009
There is always next year… That is how we, in Cleveland, feel just about every year when it comes to our sports teams. Now we can tack on the Eastern Division Championship we lost this week-end. Well, I can only hope that our sports teams and the real estate market can find a way back next year! ...
05/31/2009
While this post may seem a bit 15 years too late, I am continually amazed at how difficult e-mail conversations can be when the sender or replier doesn't slow down enough (including myself on occasion) to proof-read enough to ensure their communication is on the mark. Just as it is very hard to l...
05/24/2009
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