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Raise The Roof!What does this have to do with real estate? Everything!Many homeowners walk in and out of their homes and don’t give a second thought to their roof. I have to admit I do not think about the roof much, but I DO think about it when a good rainstorm comes in. I think about the many pa...
03/02/2017
New Road Construction is it a curse or a blessing? Roads are a necessity for transportation. How will you get to work or shops without roads? For many people, new roads are fantastic unless it is in your backyard!I was with a client once, and he asked: “Why are the backyards so far from each othe...
02/21/2017
3D Virtual Reality Listings Embrace The Change I currently offer a Free 3d Virtual Reality Listing package on ALL my listings. Why all listings? Because regardless of the price of the home it is somebody's castle and it is going to be someone else's castle soon! You can see the impact of the 3D V...
02/16/2017
Living with parents, adult children or buy a Tiny House! I was reading two interesting articles.  One was multi-generational living article from Bankrate.com and the other are these tiny houses mentioned in Inside Business The Hampton Roads Business Journal.  Homes with In law Suites is a viable ...
02/18/2015
Caught on Camera REALTOR steals meds from house she's showing! Gotta tell you this disturbing story. It is one that home sellers hate to hear of. A REALTOR taking jewelry or drugs from your home. Actually just going through a homeonwer's private belongings is bad enough! This is just another rea...
01/26/2015
CASH BACK REBATES ON A "VA LOAN" HOME PURCHASE! Is it true?? PLEASE READ: As a retired Marine it bothers me to hear about REAL CASH Rebates from a VA home loan purchase! Answer: Yes, but the bigger the rebate THE MORE "YOU" THE VETERAN ORIGINALLY PAID!!! (I tell you what I will do, if you give m...
07/26/2014
I saw a website from a fellow agent state: THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE xxxxx (CITY) Well, how do you base that? Some say the best schools (base that on whose or what scores, or sports team. etc.) Some say home values and then some say the surrounding neighbors.  I personally disagree with what ...
11/13/2011
Crazy times we live in.... Home prices nationally leveling off, but in some areas they may still go down this year (prices will be different locally). This year many people hope will be the year of stabilization. What should buyers and sellers do in the meantime? The economic message to both Buye...
01/27/2011
Many people ask me "how is the market?". Well, depending on the stats you look you will get a different picture. So what approach did I take? I looked at the number of homes that actually closed in November 2010. Then separated them by price range. Here is the link to the number of homes that clo...
01/08/2011
Looking at all the news about shadow inventory, foreclosures and short-sales, I wondered what can be done to stabilize the situation.  Mortgage payments for some due to high with ARMS, sized-down employment, death of a spouse/partner, and military moves are causing a good number of Foreclosures a...
10/18/2010
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