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2009 

Well, yesterday was a happy day for my clients. We closed on their home and it is the home that they want to retire in. They consider it their last home purchase and are very pleased with the beautiful home they found on a dead-end street in a quiet neighborhood. Things went smooth enough on our ...
07/23/2009
There has been a sharp increase in clients from abroad. I don't know if it is everywhere, but here in the Clearwater area it is really obvious! I just closed on a condo to a Canadian and have 3 more sets of Canadian clients that I am working with. All want a vacation place that they and family me...
07/17/2009
When I first joined ActiveRain years ago, I always allowed anyone to comment on my posts. Non-members were usually homeowners who had found our site and were trying to educate themselves on what goes on in our industry. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. I have now changed my settings so ...
07/17/2009
OK, call me crazy, but I do not see WHY ANY bank should need 3-5 days for a wire transfer to be posted to your account.....unless, of course, the banks is making interest on your money before you get it.....gee, I wonder....could it be??? Domestic wire transfers take a couple of hours and wire tr...
07/16/2009
Crystal Beach, Florida, is indeed a great place to live! Ron and I moved into our new place about 2 months ago and have everything unpacked and hung up already. Living only 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico sure has its advantages. Want to take an evening stroll? What could be more inviting than t...
07/16/2009
Those of you who have followed my blogs through the years here in ActiveRain know that I have a granddaughter - she is 2 1/2 now and never stops talking. She is a perfect little angel and a bundle of joy! Last month she flew to Germany with her mother to visit her Grandfather who lives over there...
07/16/2009
Yes, my favorite theme....taking a day off each week to be with My Guy and enjoy this fantastic state we live in! I remember when I first got into this business, years ago - it was 7 days a week and the phone was on 24 hours a day so I would not miss a call - What was wrong with me??? I call it N...
07/16/2009
One of my current clients can be classified as the perfect client - from the beginning they have driven by neighborhoods to see the houses from outside before suggesting that we venture through the front door. If they don't like the neighborhood for whatever reason, they call and tell me that the...
07/16/2009
Here is one that did NOT close...........last month I had a contract on a condo in Tarpon Springs. The buyer already owns a townhome that she was renting to her son and his fiance. She had the lease to give to her bank, where the mortgage was being held and where she was attempting to get financi...
07/16/2009
For those of you who know me, I have not been here much during the last few months - I have been writing contracts and trying to close them. One that I managed to close a couple of weeks ago was about to become a short sale. Needless to say, I was pleased that we managed to close this before that...
07/16/2009
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