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2010 

Whether your business is real estate or something else does not matter as we approach a new year.  Gary Woltal from Texas looks at reflection on the past gives insight into the future... The adage hindsight is 20/20 as I get older and get more reflective I find to be HIGHLY a true statement. Thi...
12/31/2010
"It was the best of homes, it was the worst of homes" Sure, as Realtors and as members of the homebuying community how often have we said or thought this after a day of showing/viewing homes?  Valerie Zinger from Ottawa relates how this applies when we are dealing with a probate or a trust sale....
12/31/2010
Hey, hold on....did I read this correctly?  Well, that's what I thought when I saw this post from Tammy Emineth from Missouri.  In fact my comments on her original post:  never, nada, nyet ---- in the interview process with a buyer I always discuss the earnest money deposit and let them know abo...
12/31/2010
This is an excellent recap of the real estate year in review by William Johnson from San Diego.  I think William's take on the year's events have relevance on our local market with some variations based on the uniqueness of each market.  San Diego Real Estate 2010 Year In Review Real Estate in S...
12/30/2010
This is an excellent recap of the real estate year in review by William Johnson from San Diego.  I think William's take on the year's events have relevance on our local market with some variations based on the uniqueness of each market. San Diego Real Estate 2010 Year In Review Real Estate in San...
12/30/2010
While waiting for a client yesterday, I flipped through my latest copy of Realtor magazine and stopped at the article: Top 5:  First Impressions Matter by G. M. Filisko It was a part of the magazine's Cost vs Return by Remodeling Magazine.   The biggest return at 102.1 per cent was an upgrade to ...
12/29/2010
As I was going through this morning newspapers(print and online), I ran across an article by Mary Hunt of Everyday Cheapstake and www.debtproofliving.com that may help parents or anyone who has a love of board games. What Happens When You Lose A Part of Your Favorite Game? Mary writes about Ants ...
12/28/2010
As I see it:  When in doubt -- disclose it.   If you have to ask if it should be disclosed, disclose it.  If you were a buyer interested in this house, would you want it known, then disclose it.  Asking a seller enough of these questions, typically gets the point across.  Read more on the art of...
12/27/2010
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 It's a holiday weekend and time to catch up on the movies on my list. This movie may not be on your "must see" list but maybe it should be Inside Job 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis view of the global financial crisis of 2008.   Millions of jobs lost.  Millions of homes lost to fo...
12/26/2010
How often has it happened to you?  If it's happened once---that may have been one time too many! Whether you are a real estate practioner or not, losing out on a home that may be the home of your dreams IS NOT FUN but it happens. Marilyn Boudreaux from Lousiana tells the story of a couple who th...
12/25/2010
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