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2007 

Just two years ago, 53,000 new condo's were scheduled to be built and delivered in the Washington DC Metro area. As we have all continued to experience, the condo market continues to worsen as developers go head-to-head with recent purchasers in trying to get out from under a thoroughly glutted ...
07/27/2007
Before I even start this blog, I’m sure it’s clear by the title that I have a bias and a preference. Just as everything else is becoming fully automated in our business, many mortgage lenders make significant use of Internet resources to try and penetrate geographic locations where having an off...
07/26/2007
For a small company owner, I feel pretty lucky to have the quality and diversity of folks who have signed on with us. The Washington DC Metro area is a true melting pot and, we literally have people from all over the globe. In the past year alone, we have completed transactions with buyers and s...
07/24/2007
As reported by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, the recent death of a Prince George's County Realtor in Maryland serves as a grim reminder that we all need to be mindful of professional safety issues. Remember to remain alert during open houses. There have been recent reports of st...
07/24/2007
Recently, one of my agents told about a property she is going to write an offer for contract. It seems there is a story that goes with the property and is being spread around by the current listing agent. The home has been on the market for nearly a year in a nice subdivision in an upper end part...
07/21/2007
As noted by NAR, on Saturday, July 9th, 2005, President Bush signed S. 714, the Junk Fax Prevention Act, into law. The newly signed law does not legalize unsolicited fax advertisements or solicitations but does allow for an established business relationship exception. In summary, the new fax law ...
07/20/2007
Back in the dark ages of 1987 and 2-page sales contracts, my broker said if you were going to come into the office, you would dress like a professional. What has happened? Now, when you are hosting an Open House and a group of people come in, it's hard to know which is the Realtor. Sometimes, the...
07/20/2007
This past week, I had a closing that really went quite smoothly, but with other clients, it could have been a total disaster. There are many good reasons buyers and sellers should not interact substantially until sitting across from each other at the closing table. Here's reason #58:The sellers w...
07/19/2007
On another recent post, a lot of folks had a lot to say about whether or not it was a good idea to hire an Admin Ass't. Some of the really good comments were from people who hire themselves out as "Virtual Assistants". I will be the first to admit that I know very little about the benefits and ch...
07/19/2007
A California court has considered whether an arbitration clause in purchase agreement could still be invoked when the clause excluded claims for bodily injuries and buyer claimed to have contracted gestational diabetes from the distress caused by the property’s termite infestation. Denna and Kenn...
07/19/2007
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