Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

its all show. nothing will come from it , politics, not real life. i wish they all had term limits of one term. strong letter to follow

Jan 19, 2018 10:33 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not worry.... Old tricks by old  greedy dogs. 

Jan 19, 2018 10:44 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

My answer is:  Bunch of jackasses!

Jan 20, 2018 05:27 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I only remember the last time in 2013. I was in Albuquerque visiting the Balloon Festival and we took a day to go up into the mountains. There was a parking lot that would have required people to buy a ticket at a machine and there was a note "machine closed due to government shut down". Free parking for all and we had a great day to remember. 

Jan 20, 2018 04:16 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

nothing happened... and all the non essential federal workers got a paid vacation...

congress is broken and has been for years.... maybe their paychecks should be held back

Jan 19, 2018 11:35 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

When government shuts down, they should not be paid, and fined for every day they are shut down.  A

Jan 20, 2018 08:25 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Please shut it down forever. Starting with the RINOs and Democrat Congress.  

Jan 20, 2018 06:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am tired of politics and the urge to be in front of the camera without meaningful content.

Jan 20, 2018 03:29 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Not sure we can tell the difference in shut-down and running full-force, Praful!

Jan 20, 2018 10:31 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Your government at work...

Jan 20, 2018 07:32 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They will get a deal.

Jan 20, 2018 04:12 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah. I remember when it happened in the 90s. Same result. Nothing. Same as now. We just need to keep voting them out as they fail. They should not get raises for failing. We don't!

Jan 20, 2018 03:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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We will get by, probably will have no effect on anyone other than a few govt people who will get a day off.

Jan 20, 2018 01:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes I do, it was a NON-EVENT for real estate and me personally.

Jan 20, 2018 04:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I showed a military couple homes this afternoon and business seemed as usual. I have a government employee that is planning to come look at houses next week if the furlough continues. They all know they will get their pay eventually.

I do remember when it happened before and there was more anxiety then. Not much now.

 

Jan 20, 2018 04:01 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We the people, elect the wrong people to be up on the hill.  They should not get paid and fine for the shutdown.  They have enough time to work this out but wait till the last minute.

 

Jan 20, 2018 02:23 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Praful Thakkar I don't think will have much impact on real estate.

Jan 20, 2018 01:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Personal decisions by government workers in our are certainly being impacted.

Jan 20, 2018 11:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes.... I remember..... it's all drama....

Jan 20, 2018 10:35 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I remember it... 1980.  I didn't care, I was 15 and it didn't seem to affect me at all. I do recall my teachers talking about it though.

Jan 20, 2018 10:31 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think 2013? 

Jan 20, 2018 09:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Nothing happened in RE.  Doesn't really impact the average person.

Jan 20, 2018 09:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes. More Bull-puckie from our so-called "leaders".

Jan 20, 2018 08:55 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What annoys me is they lay-off "non-essential" employees then give them their back pay when a budget gets passed.  It's like an extra vacation.  I think they ought to lay off ALL non-essential employees permenantly.  Don't get me started.

Jan 20, 2018 08:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Might make government-backed loans a bit dicey.

Jan 20, 2018 06:00 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Posturing by ranchers with high hats but nothing in the stable. 

Jan 20, 2018 05:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is beyond common sense that democrats only policy plan is to obstruct any bill, idea, plan the GOP puts forward. I say shut down every one of their pay. Give them the same insurance the public must use. put in term limits. Lock them in a room, take away their social media and they can not come out until they solve all of the messes they created.

Jan 20, 2018 04:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Joe Pryor nailed this one!

Jan 20, 2018 04:31 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I do. I don't expect any impact on the real estate industry.

Jan 20, 2018 04:18 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Crisis will always happen where politics are concerned  

Jan 24, 2018 07:07 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a few clients that are off right now, and remember when it has shut down before.   

Jan 23, 2018 09:45 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 21, 2018 03:01 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not sure I remember the first time.  But I don't see any really big issue..or am I blind

Jan 20, 2018 05:28 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I don't think this is going to impact the real estate industry at all. the first time it happened was in the '70's.

Jan 20, 2018 06:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Barely ?

Jan 20, 2018 05:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No remembrance but no worries this time anyway...It is being handled well

Jan 20, 2018 05:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There was lots of rhetoric about going over the financial cliff.

Doomsday and predictions of foreign investors fleeing with their money would cause a bankrupt treasury and collapse of the economy.

We found out it took Bank of America to cause that.

However, as a result, we did inherit a slow growing cancer called sequestration from which no recovery has occurred.

The real issue being created it the 'Wolf' problem.

At what point when we hear the cry will we ignore at our own peril.

Makes Bitcoin look more stable everyday.

Now, lets think about long term.
I don't see impact on FHA or VA lending...but mortgage brokers may be more informed.

Now what happens if access to FEMA databases make current flood zone status hard to verify?

Back ground checks?

Immigrations status?

I can see where 'shutdown' can start a chain of unintended consequences.

Post office and IRS shutter their doors.

But the citizen must file on time.

Jan 20, 2018 05:28 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Things are never as bad or good as they appear.

Jan 20, 2018 04:43 AM