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If you are seeking a home to rent, it is often difficult to find an agent willing to represent you.  It is a safe bet that a phone call to any major broker's office will result in a rather short list of agents that have signed on to assist renters. Now brokers will be the first to share that ever...
There is a lot of information about Luray Caverns in the news lately. I visited them once, years ago. More recently, I visited a cavern locally. Lilbyrd Cavern has only been known for about 45 years. Despite it's location, and outward appearance, it is a very shallow cavern with little known hist...
I can not be the only person that has seen real estate agents promote their business with statements like "we donate a percentage of every commission check to (fill in the name of any charity).  I suppose they are hoping to bond with folks that support the same charity.  Some of them use the old ...
"I'm not sure you understood me" When you think back, momma had a lot of advice.  Sadly, a lot of it went in one ear and out the other.  Advice shared was not heeded and lessons learned the hard way followed. Momma said this and momma said that.  Sometimes, we heard and other times we thought we...
I know. I know. It seems like I am often quoting Momma.  In the past, I shared that Momma always warned you not to go out without protection.  That was pretty important advice and those that heeded it are much better off today.   Another important admonition shared by Momma was "Don't talk to str...
Most of you don't know how in the world that real estate agent called you.  You were just searching for homes on line and all of the sudden an agent calls.  It must be magic!  Sorry to disappoint you, there is no magic involved.  Your contact information was bought and paid for before you even si...
Selling your home? Depending on your situation, you might want to consider a land contract. In the DC area, home sellers are still facing a depressed housing market. Regardless of the paper tiger pronouncements from the National Association of Realtors, people who live here know that the market i...
       You could knock me over with a feather.  Lawrence Yun, one of the talking heads for the NAR, has broken his string of NEVER uttering an intelligent statement.  Although, I do not have corraboration, CNN Money.com is reporting that Yun has discovered a truth about the current market.       ...
Is now a good time to buy a home? This is another one of those questions that seems to be cropping up everywhere lately. It may be the result of the self serving advertisements run by the NAR and lenders and real estate agents. You have seen them. "Interest rates are at historically low levels", ...
How do I pick a Realtor? I suppose I hear that question more than any other.  I read it on ask.com. I read it on yahoo?  The question shows up on zillow and trulia on a regular basis.  I have read the answers offered by "experts".  Yes, I did say answers.  Depending on whom is answering, the ans...

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