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David Saks is a musician, retired real estate broker, and long-time ActiveRain member. David's blog features important information relevant to the safety, integrity and security of the industry. In addition to his widely read real estate fraud blog, a comprehensive overview of real estate continuing education is a weekly addition for his subscribers and the ActiveRain community at-large. Thank you for subscribing to and for visiting David's ActiveRain home on the internet. Please join. Membership in ActiveRain will enrich your life !



                                       What does real estate counseling invlove? Do you provide your clients with competent adivce? Does your advice reflect sound, professional judgement? How can we counsel our clients to choose among the many alternatives they face? What do we have to furnish ou...
                                                It's been said that subdivision is the splitting of a single property into smaller parcels. It's also been said in the same breath that development will involve the construction of improvements on a parcel of land. We also know that improvements are...
                                                      We know that a property manager is usually a person or company hired to maintain or manage a property on behalf of another, usually the owner. But when we hire a property manager is the owner actually relieved of the usual day-to-day tasks req...
                                              I was sitting here sipping some iced tea and thinking about Kemmons Wilson, you know, the man who started out with a popcorn stand in front of the theater when he he was a kid and went on to become the founder of Holiday Inns in 1953. I was a year old...
                                   Is a brokerage just the business of bringing people together in a real estate transcaction, or is it more like a business characterized by a high degree of intensity which combines the components of a multi-platformed community into one full service entity? Seem...
                                                                                                        Often, when we hear others talking about real estate, and even considering a career, what do they think about? Do they think about becoming a broker and running their own brokerage? Do they thi...
                                                                                                                           Could it actually be that there is a low risk of home price decline in Chattanooga, or other Tennessee towns and cities, because, like Memphis and Shelby County, they have hi...
                                                                       The trap has sprung. When the Fed lowered the lending rate it might have signed a death sentence for the economy. For cash-strapped homeowners, they're worst nightmare could happen. They're going to refinance their mortgages a...
I wanted to share a letter with you that George Washington sent to his stepson, J.P. Custis                                                                                  A moments reflection must convince you of two things: first, that lands are of permanent value; that there is scarcely a pos...
 Hepplewhite Side Cabinet                                                                                                                                    When the federal funds rate started to drop, and struck new lows in 2003, we were well into a strong and healthy stock market recovery. The ...

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