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2007 

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Her I am blogging in my hotel room in Lafayette Louisiana. I am over here with my daughter who plays soccer.  I wish I was at our open houses in Chalmette working with my colleagues.  I really feel hey will sell some houses today.  Well I know I would rather spend time with my daughter while she ...
09/30/2007
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I want to thank all of you who answered my question about the military and landlords.  I forwarded the information to my neighbor as fast as it came to me.  Seems the landlord gave in once told of certain laws designed to protect the military families.  I guess he figured he was beat no matter wh...
09/27/2007
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My broker and I are going to visit an Chinese family in hopes of listing their home.  The acquaintance that led me to this particular family said I should bring a gift to them.  Seems that in Chinese culture you bring them a gift of health.  Things like vitamins and nuts etc.  This will be an int...
09/25/2007
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I need some input from my fellow Realtors.  I know i can get the needed information from you.  I have a neighbor  whose son-in-law has been activated for the Army.  They are currently leasing an apartment that doesn't want to let them out of their lease.  Does anyone know of a law that will exemp...
09/24/2007
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If anyone remembers my blog from a couple of days ago, I said I was going to try something new.  I put my canopy right in front of my open house.  What do you know we had two visitors and wrote one offer.  Considering we didn't advertise because of possible inclement weather not bad.  These house...
09/23/2007
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I have some listings that just aren't generating much activity.  So I am pondering doing something radical, at least for me.  Gone for now are the days when sticking a sign in the front yard will get results.  Starting this weekend I will start camping out on the front lawn with my canopy, table ...
09/21/2007
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I caught a lot of grief with my last blog.  I wrote about the interest rate cut and maybe it would help mortgage loans a bit.  Just look at the response the market had to the rate cut announcement.  You can't tell me when the market goes up, the wealth effect from it helps one frame of mind.  Eve...
09/19/2007
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I like other Realtors and economists etc., are eagerly awaiting their decision tomorrow.  Most economists expect a quarter point drop.  I don't think this will ignite a fire under home buyers but it is a move in the right direction.  I think it will still have to go lower and then people might ge...
09/17/2007
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I heard Alan Greenspan on Sixty Minutes tonight.  You remember him right?  The former Federal Reserve Chief.  The one who set the interest rates for the economy.  After the terrorist attacks he lowered the rates to one percent or so.  Well the mortgage companies were still charging 4-5 percent.  ...
09/16/2007
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Even though the market is a bit slow, I have been keeping fairly busy myself.  I dig up old contacts and keep my name in front of them.  This isn't insurance people love to talk about real estate and how it pertains to them.  I also realize more than a few people don't have the first clue of how ...
09/13/2007
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