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Dan's observations and musings from over 35 years of real estate sales in Decatur, Georgia.
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Sell With Owner Financing or Lease? When the market gets tough some sellers get creative. After all there is more than one way to skin a cat. Sometimes, as a last resort, you begin to consider offering owner financing your home, or, short of that, just leasing your property out until the market i...
05/14/2010
A very interesting post from Carra Riley...                              What Every Seller Needs To Know In Today's Real Estate Market                                                                                                                                            The real estate agent i...
05/14/2010
Great post from Leesa L. Finley. Every female agent should read this....I don't know why, but I still find it amazing when Potential Buyers get mad at me for not dropping everything at a moments notice and meeting them at a vacant house.  Mind you, complete strangers!  By my nature, I am a friend...
05/13/2010
 I realize we all need a safety net to some degree, like FDIC for our bank accounts or federal disaster funds, but it seems today the government is getting involved in everything. In my opinion, it was the government's involvement in encouraging banks to loosen lending guidelines that started the...
05/13/2010
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Very good advice from James Quarello about plumbing leaks.....I'm sure most everyone remembers the late great Billy Mays, the TV pitchman who hawked so many different products in his loud and unforgettable voice. One of the most recognizable of these products has to be Mighty Putty the versatile ...
05/13/2010
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The Childhood Home I am an Atlanta native, one of the few left I believe. More precisely a Decatur native, which is a quaint little town just 7 miles east of Atlanta. A few days ago, I had an opportunity to drive by my childhood home. It was sort of a small house by today's standards, but remains...
05/12/2010
What a beautiful day to be looking at houses. The weather is sunny and pleasant, the greenery is back, the pollen is all but gone, the interest rates are low, and so are the home prices. What more could you ask for? If you are thinking of buying a home in the metro Atlanta area, allow me to help ...
05/12/2010
Tom Ski makes some very interesting points here....Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. ~Goethe Dave Boufford Known as Mr. Positive, Dave is a writer, author and motivational speaker. If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance w...
05/12/2010
An interesting story from Bill Travis about his early years & flying....TO BEING A GILBERT AZ REALTOR FROM BEING A PAN AM INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE PILOT To Write or Not to WriteMany times my wife has asked me to write a book on my airline flying career with Pan Am, but I've always declined because i...
05/11/2010
It Gets Hard to Sleep... I must admit, one of the few vices I don't have is gambling. However, once in a while that Georgia Lottery Mega Millions starts sneaking up around one hundred million, and I will cave in and go buy a ticket. I tell myself it's a contribution to higher education in Georgia...
05/11/2010
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Dan's observations and musings from over 35 years of real estate sales in Decatur, Georgia.