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 This blog is a follow up to the one that I did yesterday. A question has come up and, since it comes up on a regular basis, I thought it wise to discuss it in my blog. Many buyers, especially first time home buyers get really upset when they receive calls and/or emails from their mortgage co., a...
Ok, so you have performed all of the preliminary steps on the closing process. You have made your mortgage application and received an approval, based on certain conditions. You've hired a good Realtor and you've found your next home. You've been through the home inspection process and the apprai...
Many of you have seen me post on this subject before, however, it is one of the most important things that a home buyer/owner should be aware of. I'm not an engineer, so I'm not qualified as such, but in my 20+ years in real estate, I've witnessed several problems caused by poor drainage. Now, th...
Many of you know that about 50% of my business is new construction. In my part of the country, we are faced with construction cost increases that we have not seen since Hurricane Katrina, many years ago. These cost increases are created by the tarriffs placed on building materials, the shortage o...
Did you know that water can do more damage to your home than fire and termites put together. This is a fact published in Realtor Magazine. What kind of damage? Now, I'm not going to speak of the obvious, like flood, water heater leaks, etc.. I'm going to speak of the less obvious. Look around you...
We're so excited about the Woodscape subdivision! New construction homes, loaded with amenities, in the Madison Schools, priced from$213,500 up to the larger 4/3s in the mid 230's. This home is 212 Buttonwood lane. It is a 3/2 with 2 eating areas, a large covered back porch overlooking a large ba...
This is brand new construction, 109 Camden Lake Circle, located in the Camden Lake section of beautiful Lake Caroline, in Madison, just steps from the water One of the things that make this fine new home different is it's floor plan. It is an open /split floor plan, as in the kitchen is open to t...
We in Mississippi, like many other parts of the country are experiencing a drought. I learned about one of the side effects that I want to pass on to you. I received a call from a neighbor of one of my listings, saying that there was a leak in the front yard between the meter and the house. Obvio...
" I read somewhere that I should always offer 5% under list".Boy, how many times have I heard this? Either "Uncle John" told them this, because "Uncle John" has bought 10 houses before. Ok. What if the home is listed 8% over market value? Then you paid too much! What if it is in a hot market and ...
As most of you who know me know, A large part of my business is new construction. There is a falasy out there that I would like to shed some light on.   Kirkland development, the builder that I represent, finishes all of there bonus rooms during construction. There is a simple reason for that. If...

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