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2008 

Monday morning and the race is on.   My husband arrived home at 1:30 AM from a trip to SC to check on our property and put one parcel on the market.   He needed to get up for work at 5:00 AM so I was awake at 1:30 and again at 5:00.   I tried to go back to sleep again after the alarm-snooze-alar...
03/31/2008
Coming This Weekend - Don't Miss It!Pine Bush High School proudly presentsDisney's                             Beauty and the Beast  Music by Alan Menken     Lyrics by Howard Ashman Linda Wolverton     Book by Tim RiceFriday ~ April 4 @ 8pmSaturday ~ April 5 @ 2pm & 8pmPine Bush High School Audit...
03/30/2008
I just received the following from one of my first time home buyers.  The house they bought was one that wasn't even in thier original criteria. It had a price reduction the day I was taking them out to see some other listings and I just got that feeling that this was the house for them.  It is s...
03/30/2008
Potential home buyers are nervous in this market.  There are a million reasons they don't think it is the right time to buy right now.  They hear all the bad press and get "advise" from friends and relatives that tells them to wait to buy until the market bottoms out.  They don't want to be stuck...
03/29/2008
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I wish that agents would stop taking listings that are overpriced.  You are not doing anyone a favor.  You are creating expectations for your clients that somehow someone will be naive enough to pay more than the market dictates on the property.  You make the buyers agents look bad when they show...
03/29/2008
The energy that is generated by living in a positive way will reward you.  Every time things start to go in the negative direction you need to acknowledge the feeling but give the moment it's due and move on.  At the office we say "I needed that but I'm over it now."  Dwelling on the negative cre...
03/29/2008
Pete is a great person to know.  He is very active in the Greater Hudson Valley as a principle in The Ruby Group and as a community volunteer.  He is a wealth of knowledge and unsurpassed in his networking skills.  If Pete starts blogging it would be in your interest to pay attention to his blog....
03/27/2008
Did you know that you missed maximum impact on your listing last night? They say timing is everything and the time that you enter a listing on your MLS system can make make the difference between first day sizzle or missing the mark.  In most MLS Systems the hotsheet resets in the middle of the n...
03/27/2008
I have worked in two different brokerages and have moved around within my current office several times and find that the best location for me provided me with "neighbors" who were positive agents willing to share.  Being around others who offer constructive advise to me and ask for my help has ma...
03/27/2008
•1)      Gather a "Financial Picture" of yourself: Your Monthly Income; Savings; Current Debt- Credit Card, Personal and Auto Loans; Average Monthly Expenses; and Any Gift Money Available.•2)      Speak with a "Mortgage Representative" to get a target price range based on your financial picture. ...
03/27/2008
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