Ken Wiseman St Thomas Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - America's Caribbean Realty

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2007 

So yesterday I received a call from a lady and her daughter that wanted to go and look at houses.  I start out with my typical pre-qualifying speech.  Well, they are staying at a hotel near downtown Reno. (Think to myself...must be at the Legion Convention, lost all their money gambling and now a...
08/31/2007
Now is the time to buy in Reno, NV!  We were just named by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), as one of the top 20 declining markets in the US.  This presents a great opportunity to buyers as Reno still has unemployment under 4% with a strong job and economic market and p...
08/30/2007
Sorry I haven't written in a while, I was at our property up at Eagle Lake, CA.  We have a camper up on some lake front property and a boat.  I am now really getting back into the swing of things a great week of R&R!  Some thoughts I had while I was up at the lake:Today's buyers are just like lea...
08/30/2007
The sign smasher has written a note:Hi, Ken,To answer your question; No, I wasn't going to call and tell you that I had smashed your sign.  I was planning on straightening it, and replacing it in it's proper place, along with the post, that I also targeted.If I had noticed the sign was missing, I...
08/16/2007
Yesterday I announced the Adopt-A-Sign-Program.  My wife on her way from home noticed one of my signs mangled in front of one of my listings.  I told her to bring it home.  I thought it was those teens again.  When the sign got home, I took it out for an investigation with the help of my neighbor...
08/15/2007
I work in a rural property setting on the outskirts of Reno, NV.  I mostly sell horse property, country property and vacant land.  Our distance to the metro area is 30-45 minute drive, and most homes are on 10 acre parcels.  We often get "city" agents out here listing property at overpriced value...
08/14/2007
THESE ARE BUYERS SWARMING OVER A NEW LISTING! No not really. So I was sitting on my porch last night (Sunday night) and watching my hummingbirds at the feeder on my front porch, felt more like a hornet's nest, and it reminded me of how the real estate market used to be.  Do you remember when you ...
08/13/2007
BUYING A REO (Bank Real Estate Owned) PROPERTY CAN MAKE AN AGENT GO GREY! PART IIISo I guess Big Bank accected our offer and terms!  YIPPPEE!  Only 3 LONG weeks later!  Well I shouldn't get too excited, although my buyer did by telling his lender we were in escrow.....she called me yesterday to s...
08/10/2007
BUYING A REO (Bank Real Estate Owned) PROPERTY CAN MAKE AN AGENT GO GREY! PART 2So we go ahead and write the new offer for a couple grand less than what Big Bank countered, figured it would be fun to mess with them.  This time they responded within 24 hours.....they must have liked that I was get...
08/09/2007
BUYING A REO (Bank Real Estate Owned) PROPERTY CAN MAKE AN AGENT GO GREY! PART 1 I have been working with a buyer who wants to buy a home in that is a REO property.  Abig bank owns it, and the overall condition is good, however the former owner kicked holes in each rooms walls and took the bathro...
08/08/2007
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