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2008 

There was a study last year that looked at which words in an ad or a listing helped houses sell faster, or for more money, and which had less or even negative effect. Care to guess which worked best? According to a Los Angeles Times article, having a "motivated" seller made a house take 15% longe...
07/31/2008
They just bought their first house, they both work full time, they take care of two dogs, and they are planning a wedding. But even so, Natasha did not hesitate for a second when I suggested, on Saturday evening, that she be a guest on the radio show at noon on Sunday.  When I arrived for the sho...
07/28/2008
  It could be one of those summer mornings in Baltimore that promises a hot day ahead. Or maybe it's just clear and not too windy. We don't need much of an excuse to head across the Chesapeake Bay for breakfast. If we drove, it could take a couple of hours, but we share twin engine freedom with s...
07/27/2008
Last week I posted  Diary of a First Time Home Buyer  As a follow up I have invited  Luke and Natasha to be my guests on live radio.  Delighted that they both said yes. So...listen in so you can hear what they have to say about buying a first home in today's market.                              ...
07/26/2008
  Overload! That's what it has felt like the last three days. So much information, so much new knowledge, so much sharing and communicating, and so much FUN!  A couple of times a year the Allen Hainge CyberStars® get together for a conference, and this time Orlando was the destination. In between...
07/22/2008
Last week I had settlement on a lovely stone home bought by a young couple buying their first house. Sometimes we forget what it's like for people who have never been through the whole process, and so I asked Natasha to tell me what it was like. Here's her story:   As a first time homebuyer who i...
07/21/2008
2719 Cheswolde Rd.Cheswolde-Mt. Washington Baltimore, Maryland 21209  4 Bedrooms2 Full Baths Front porch charm and century old Maple trees. The date in the tax records show that this 2 story block home was built in 1924 but we know that is not true. The present owner's Father had the house built...
07/15/2008
  You're kidding, right? Choose just six words to sum up this whirlwind that is my life? Ha! Waaay too many choices. I've got a better idea – here's a list of six-word summaries. Take your pick!    Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome Made a wish, Lee came true! Real Estate the Right Rome Way A new ...
07/13/2008
  It started with this post by Frances Flynn Thorsen:  FREE Webinar -No Blogger Left Behind Breakout Session Spotlights ActiveRain. Even better, Fran and Joeann Fossland asked me to join them as a panelist. Naturally I said, "Yes!" and figured I'd have some time before the webinar to prepare. And...
07/11/2008
Let's all get on TRAC ! Sunday June 6th, Margaret Rome will be hosting the live radio program All About Real Estate. How many Active Rainers will be listening? Paul Sobwick from  www.TRACauctions.com will be my guest. You might remember that Paul, he's the good looking one, auctioned my Historic...
07/05/2008
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