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2007 

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Well what do you know?  We had the act of sale today and the buyer and seller were quite civil.  I have to admit I was worried.  I kept my phone close by just in case.  You never know.  Actually it was mostly uneventful.  I wish I could make something up but I can't  Oh well at least I will sleep...
07/31/2007
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Several of my blogs over the last month have been about one house and the buyer.  Man, what a fiasco this one has been.This mess started after the appraisal didn't come in at the contract price.  Well after I thought the deal was dead the seller caved.  Great I still have a deal going.  We do a f...
07/30/2007
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I am conducting an open house today in Madisonville from 2-4 at 209 Whispering Lane.  This house is an acadian style only three years old.  Chattanooga red brick floors in the kitchen and den give it a French Quarter type feel.  The kitchen is large and has plenty of custom made cypress cabinets....
07/29/2007
I live in the Eagle Point subdivision in Slidell Louisiana.  There are currently 10 houses for sale.  These houses range from 220 thousand to 257 thousand.  I see one is under escrow, another one under contract recently expired.  These houses have been on the market for some time.  I truly believ...
07/28/2007
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OK guys I know you have seen been thru it before.  Last week we had a house that didn't appraise for the contract price.  I tried to get the buyer to give the seller some time to think about it.  My buyer was persistent, he wanted a decision now and was going to cancel everything, unless he heard...
07/26/2007
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After listening to the ever optimistic news media thats all I could think of at the time.  You remember 'the sky is falling, the sky is falling.  Unsold houses rose for the fifteenth thous-ant month and foreclosures reached an all time high.  Give me a break.  They forget the price run houses had...
07/25/2007
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That's right, thats what a client (I am being polite), called the listing agent and myself recently.  Just so happens this guy is an insurance adjuster for a living.  We went round and round on a deal that was falling apart bad.  The listing agent asked for permission to talk to my client which I...
07/24/2007
I thought I had an ironclad deal that I have worked for the past two months.  Yea I have a lot of time involved in the thing.  Come to find out my buyer has been talking to homebuilders also.  Seems they are promising him the world.  Unless he is not telling me the whole story.  Seems they said t...
07/23/2007
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I recently blogged about a deal that didn't go through because of the appraisal.  The phone conversation between myself and my client actually got rather ugly.  I never did like the way he spoke to his girlfriend in front of me when they disagreed about something.  It was always in the back of my...
07/21/2007
I was supposed to be at a closing next week for a deal I worked long and hard for.  The appraisal came back and blew the deal up.  Seems the appraiser thought less of the house than the buyers and sellers did, and us the agents for that matter.  The contract was accepted back in June.  My buyer k...
07/19/2007
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