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2011 

Most people have heard the term caveat emptor, buyer beware.  But oftentimes, especially with first time home buyers there is a greater danger to their mental health, financial well being and decision making process.  That threats name is Uncle Charlie or Auntie Beatrice or big brother Mike, take...
06/29/2011
This is the type of thing that comes up in conversation with buyers who are inquisitive.  A lot of common sense applied here, very well written. If you watch the news on a daily bases, one of the things that is often reported is Personal Spending and Personal Income.  These reports are supposed t...
06/17/2011
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Note to buyers, sellers and in this case perhaps most importantly myself, patience is a virtue.  Don't get me wrong,  I'm the type of guy who often wonders when something isn't done, why it wasn't done yesterday and in Real Estate, in many cases I've found this to be a good attitude.  For example...
06/17/2011
At our office we are trained NOT to take every listing.  Lets face it, if you're going in the door taking a listing with the sole intention of grinding the seller down over time on their price until they reach the cusp of market value, you're not only putting yourself through an ordeal, you're ul...
06/15/2011
Real estate is not for the faint of heart.  When you see what you want you have to reach out and grab it.  Being aggressive is a good thing.  If you're a home buyer and you see a property you love and get your offer together that night, or the next day, what kind of message does that send the sel...
06/14/2011
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Open house at 116 Grace Street in Cranston.  Great colonial with Victorian influences, high ceilings, big rooms, renovated in 2008.  Its on a quiet street off Park Avenue but a stones throw from shopping and amenities at Garden City.  After that, I have two possible offers going on in buyer contr...
06/12/2011
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There's nothing better than referral business.  I got started with a new buyer yesterday who was referred to me by a previous client and its great to start out where trust is already established.  My new buyer told me that our mutual friend Molly appreciated that I'd never once tried to upsell he...
06/11/2011
This is a good article.  People who bought homes at the "bubble times" were not all greedy scalawags, mainly just hard working people who saw homes continuing to appreciate and were worried about getting further pricedd out of the market.  A young person or couple with a good income/down payment...
06/09/2011
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One of the most important and most often skipped steps in buyer agency is the initial buyer interview.  With gas at $4 per gallon, buyers don't need to see 35-40 houses spread acroos four towns in order to make a buying decision, if their agent takes the time to sit with them for a couple hours a...
06/08/2011
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