Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.

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2008 

We all know about the stock market crash of 1929.  Bubble heads have tried to compare the run up in housing prices to the stock market crash for the last several years.  Maybe they have a point... maybe not.  This isn't about that.  This is about what people DON'T know as often.  When I looked up...
02/29/2008
Once again... off to the inbox to see what needs to be answered: Lane, we want to sell our house in a few months.  What would be the best way to increase the value and get it to sell faster? Good questions, both.    First, what I always recommend is that your house be clean, uncluttered, and depe...
02/28/2008
Cleaning out the old inbox, and getting these questions answered... Lane, should we sell into this market? Talk about a tough question...  Here is the short answer. No. That said, if you have to sell, you have to sell.  If you have to sell, remember that this isn't 2006.  Don't expect 2006 prices...
02/28/2008
{Back in the day, I wrote a post called Dear Mr. & Mrs. Unrealistic Seller.  It was my first feature, and still sits as my busiest post with over 1500 views and around a 100 comments.  Ever since October, I've wanted to write the balancing post...} I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let yo...
02/28/2008
Back to the mailbox.  These are the types of questions I am getting.  Here is what I have to say: We are thinking about buying a new construction home.  In the Sunday Paper the builders seem to be giving away the world.  What is the deal?  New home communities that have been around more than a ye...
02/28/2008
I decided to hit my inbox and see what sort of questions consumers may have... Lane, we are thinking about buying a house in 6 or 8 months.  When should we start looking? A lot depends on the remainder of your situation.  There are a few things we need to look at first: How did you arrive at the ...
02/28/2008
I decided to hit a few of the questions that I see regularly in my inbox... Lane, we are looking for a house between $300,000 and $325,000.  When you sent us listings, you sent them a little outside the range.  I see houses here for $273,000 to $336,000.  Why? There are a few different reasons.  ...
02/28/2008
Did you see the post yesterday on Hot Topic?  Unintended consequences of regulating mortgage brokers Unintended consequences seem to be one of the themes I keep coming back to.   Government, doing things that are designed to sound good for the news crews and the uninitiated, doesn't often accompl...
02/23/2008
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And they were smart voices.  Wandering around in the Rain, there have been scores of bloggers pointing out that the federal government trying to "fix" the foreclosure crisis.  Now, Inman News is saying the same thing.   (the link will only be good until it goes behind the curtain) Most families f...
02/23/2008
This isn't the first time I've written about this, but recently, after reading a post by Lenn Harley, called HOW TO SUCCEED IN REAL ESTATE, GET REINTERMEDIATED.  It got me thinking.   As many of you may know, I am a car guy.  So, I will use a car reference.  As mentioned in the comments I left in...
02/21/2008
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