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 It all started about a month back when I recieved a great offer on a beautiful property I had listed from a well respected agent from another firm. Price was great, terms and financing were acceptable, and they didn't even want a home inspection! Then I noticed a clause that stated (not quoting ...
If you are planning to install new energy-efficient windows in your home there are three factors to keep in mind: frame, glass and installation. First, the frame can be constructed out of a variety of materials, including aluminum, vinyl and wood. Aluminum is not a practical choice in most areas...
Should You Buy Now?   Even though the federal tax credits have expired, it is still wiser to buy now than rent. You get a tax write off and build appreciation instead of throwing money away each month.  Home prices are so affordable today it is a good time to take advantage of the buyer’s market...
Eager to watch the likes of Hulu and YouTube on the big screen, more people are hooking up their TVs to the Internet, says a new report from iSuppli. A survey of 800 U.S. consumers who bought TVs in January found that 27.5 percent of them have connected their new sets to the Internet, either thr...
Opera Browser Coming to iPhone If you want to browse the web on your iPhone (or iPod Touch or the upcoming iPad), the only option is the built-in Safari browser because Apple, until now, won’t approve other browser apps in their iTunes store. Opera, hoping that Apple will change their policy, ha...
Finding The Time To Blog   Dear Blog,     I must apologize for my lack of commitment lately. Between prospecting for new clients and trying to keep my closings on track I just haven't had time to fill you in on my day-to-day activities. I promise I can change, can you forgive me?   Sincerely, Tr...
I recently recieved an email from a local FSBO asking me a question I generally do not answer unless its asked by one of my sellers. I guess I was feeling nice that day, or maybe I just hope to eventually claim the listing but here was my response to him.   When reducing the price of a property t...
10 Smart Tips For Savvy Homeowners   Here are some tips that I give my sellers when listing their house.  It's a mix of domestic wisdom and selling secrets!   Keep candles in the refrigerator for several hours before use to slow down dripping and make them last longer. Have you tried baby wipes o...
How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? Quick Skim For those who've wondered why some people seem to always find success while you struggle to live paycheck to paycheck, author Robert Shemin has the answer. In his new book, How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? (Crown Publishers, 2008), Shemin ...
The 4 Major Factors That Sell An Expired Listing    As a real estate professional in the current market you are bound to run into your share of expired listings. Weather it is your listing that has expired, or a competitors, here are four major areas to address with the seller to get the listing ...

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