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2012 

Richard pointed this out to me regarding a post of mine a few months ago and his comment made me aware of the difference - thank you for further explaining this issue further.  You ROCK! Richard. We all have a tendency to get excited when we see our web content rise in the Google Search Results r...
04/29/2012
I received an e-mail yesterday from a former tenant who bought a home 3 years ago.  They have gotten their job "offer of a lifetime" and need to leave the area. In his e-mail he says..."My wife and I rented a property from you in 2008 and had a VERY good experience". He gave me the address of the...
04/29/2012
I did not know the Google Hangout worked that way and I have my property management listing presentation on my Toshiba Thrive - just change 2 pages in the presentation to personalize it for the property Five Tech Tools For Your Real Estate Business! CrashPlan:  Protect your important files in the...
04/27/2012
I'm a PRIME example - never smoked, never drink and have chocolate DAILY....collecting Social Security to buy HIGH dividend stocks for my REAL retirement......landlording has been very, very good to me! Want another reason to be successful in your real estate investing quest to cultivate addition...
04/27/2012
One of the HARDEST things about being a property manager is having good services at your disposal. For several decades, I have used the services of Albemarle Lock and Safe * a locally owned business run by the Megahan family. On the rare occasions that I needs locks changed on the spot, their ser...
04/27/2012
In VA, we would provide an estoppel certificate even for a residential lease and a copy of the lease ONLY if the purchaser has already submitted a contract AND signed a confidentiality agreement. Tenant leases should NOT be provided in MLS or to "just anyone" as they often contain personal tenant...
04/26/2012
I like the idea of a bubble bath although I will probably be asleep since I am on EDST.  I appreciate AR advising us that the system will be down - thank you, ActiveRain ActiveRain will be down for a half hour tonight from 10 until 10:30pm Pacific.  We are fixing bugs and updating the back end to...
04/26/2012
If tipping point is that renters become homeowners, the answer is NO.  They will double up or rent further from work or school. This renters market will be around for a decade * until the MORTGAGE industry redeems themselves in the eyes of the home buying public. Are Rising Rents in the U.S. Caus...
04/26/2012
My long time HVAC service firm sold his business last summer to a BIG, MECHANICAL service firm with their HQ over an hour away.  I was not informed of this until the deal was done and he came to my office to let me know that all of my property keys were SAFE!  WHAT? Since I had already paid for t...
04/25/2012
To me, this is not surprising.  When the country needs heroes and inspirations, Jimmy Johnson is who our youth need to look up to and aspire to emulate. Jimmy grew up in El Cajon CA and after graduating from high school, he started racing motorcycles and "dirt" cars and trucks in the southwest. W...
04/24/2012
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