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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
ABR, GRI, buyer's rep, seller's agent, relocation, REO, foreclosure, HUD listings, Fannie Mae listings

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2011 

I could learn a lot about business from Tom. He checks on me every three months to see if I need to order anything. That is WAY more often than I actually need toner for my laser printer, but he checks anyway. When I think of toner, I think of Tom. I wonder how many people think of me when they t...
02/28/2011
Three Central High School seniors are National Merit Semifinalists--Lessley Dennington, Blake Kidd and Noor Wadu. They are among those singled out from the over 1.5 million students who take the PSAT annually. With 341 being honored in the state of Missouri, the three from CHS are the only winner...
02/27/2011
Did you know that FHA loans will cost more starting in April? The MIP (mortgage insurance premium) is on the rise. FHA Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums are set to rise after April 18, 2011.   This will affect how  much money a borrower will pay per month for FHA Mortgage Insurance. What does th...
02/26/2011
Poverty, a speech impediment, and coming from a family that had very little formal education have all been part of my own personal Serengeti. When I started school, my family lived in a three-room clapboard house with no electricity or running water. I have often heard people claim to have come f...
02/25/2011
More information about this house can be found HERE. This property is being sold by HUD. For more information about purchasing a HUD home, HUD Homes and Inspections.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you are looking for a foreclosure in Cape Girardeau, Perry, N. Scott, or Bollinger counties, I a...
02/24/2011
Betcha did not know that, did ya? It's true, and here's the proof (publication EPA-747-F-96-002, in case you want to look it up yourself): ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Most REO sellers know, however, that most other parties in a resid...
02/22/2011
The seller, a friend of mine, worked diligently to get her house ready for market, even going so far as to remodel a downstairs bath that needed repair and updating. She did some painting, changed out window treatments, and hired a stager and a landscaper. She rented a storage unit and moved some...
02/19/2011
Designated Agency is what most clients think they are getting when they sign a listing agreement for the sale of their house. Clients usually believe that the agent with whom they sign is their representative. Designated agency simply means that other agents in the company do NOT represent the cl...
02/18/2011
Transaction broker is the POINT OF BEGINNING, the default position, when writing a real estate sales contract in Missouri. The only way NOT to be a transaction broker is to have a signed agency agreement with one or both parties.I actually LIKE transaction brokerage, because I am only obligated t...
02/17/2011
True, but you will be missing two key attributes if you do not sign with a buyer’s agent: advice and advocacy. If you are working with the seller’s agent or a sub-agent of the seller, you will also be missing confidentiality. Let’s talk about confidentiality first. Whatever information a seller’s...
02/16/2011
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