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2014 

Life continues to be a challenge for many passive-aggressive rental prospects new to the area's rental market.   A rental prospect contacted me this AM with questions that were easily answered on the property listings on my web site AND wanted my assurances that there had been no CATS at the prop...
07/22/2014
YES! Schools are IMPORTANT!   Although they rarely mention SCHOOLS in the "reality" real estate shows, the REALITY is that they are really important.   In our area, a new townhouse project started about 5 years ago was going to feed elementary and middle school children to a highly ranked county ...
07/21/2014
Rental prospects who have become familar with Zillow are now advising me that the rental rates on my homes for lease are TOO HIGH (NEVER that they are too low).   Although they should know that these Zestimates are rarely indicative of the actual RENTAL value of the property, they want to use it ...
07/21/2014
While reading Mary B. Gallagher's book about her being Jacqueline Kennedy's private secretary, I learned something that I had know known before...that JFK and JBK built a home together in VA during his 3 short years as president.   While they owned a home in the Kennedy compound in MA and they wh...
07/13/2014
I have local property management friends who are taking on UNsold listing for property management as the homeowners leave the area.   They think nothing of taking the MLS property description and using it in their web advertising for the property FOR RENT.   In my experience, I have never had a r...
07/04/2014
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