RECENT BLOG POSTS
  I'm not the world's biggest fan of labels.  It's a personal pet peeve.  Used improperly, labels instill bias, default to a stereotype, a complete judgement without facts in evidence.  It's the easy way out, not much (if any) thinking required.  I've seen it time and again. Take the phrase "par...
12/11/2018
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved ...
12/10/2018
Can a part-time real estate agent succeed? As you know, there’s controversy over part-time real estate agents, and I’m sure you have an opinion. You may be one yourself, you may know one you enjoy working with, you may partner with one, or you may be one who thinks they should be banned. Whateve...
12/08/2018
The biggest decision, as a landlord or property owner, is arguably whether to use a property manager or not. The whole idea of being your own landlord can be exciting and as well tedious. If you own a property rental, dealing with tenants can be a tough time.   When then should you hire a proper...
12/08/2018
    Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs   I've "been around" ...     Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years.   And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus ...
12/07/2018
I recently wrote a blog post on virtual staging. I was prompted to write the article after having a string of vacant listings.  Unfortunately, marketing a vacant home can present some challenges. Vancant room after vacant room, especially when they have no defining features tend to run into each...
12/07/2018
Seven New Year’s Resolutions Home Sellers Should Make.Many homeowners choose to wait until after the New Year to list their home. This makes life a lot easier if you have young children at home and/or are expecting houseguests.   But once the holidays are over, it’s time to get serious if you ha...
12/07/2018
One of the first rules of real estate should be, "You're a Realtor, not a lawyer."  Yet I don't recall anyone making a point to say that. Every Jurisdiction is Different There are some states and jurisdictions that use licensed lawyers to negotiate the terms and conditions for their respective b...
12/06/2018
The official start to winter is December 21st but in Bucks County it’s here. If you have been procrastinating about winterizing your home, it’s time to get these 3 things done to avoid costly heating bills and potential disaster. A single weekend is all you need to properly winterize your home. ...
12/05/2018
  If you are in a marriage and own a home...make sure you have a will.  You need to see, understand and possibly change the previous will. Lately, I've had two situations that could have been prevented by a simple will...as opposed to these words... ''Don't worry honey, you'll be taken care of."...
12/05/2018
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