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Boy, I've tried to tell my buyers that "now is the time"......"carpe diem"! But, the truth be told....I have a couple of sheckles to throw out there and I've been draggin' my feet. Because I realize that buying right now takes a lot of speculation on the stability of the market. I find myself ...
Boy, am I going to sound like an idiot....but, is there another way to advertise a home on Craig's List, with more than the standard 4 pictures? Is there a professional Craig's List tier that I can pay for or is that bogus propaganda from a "spammer". Do you feel that Craig's List works? Who ...
Wow, I never realized a little known fact to you and I as real estate agents. Mortgage companies are rating our "areas or markets". I do a lot of business in Chester County, PA. Even though it has experienced an increase in pricing over the last year, the mortgage gurus are rating it "a so...
I hate to listen to the news in the morning. I realize I have to stay in touch with the outside world, but....food prices going up, gas prices going up, housing prices going down, stock prices going down. When actually, I think compared to the world economy, I still believe in the American Drea...
Unfortunately, divorce has caused a lot of listings lately! I often tip toe into these situations, because if the sellers/husband and wife are not getting along in their personal life, there's a good chance they won't be able to agree on a decision regarding their largest asset! Also, when one...
The names and amounts were changed to protect the innocent! Once upon a time, I had a listing that went under agreement for $200,000 with a $6,000 seller assist to the buyer. The home inspection takes place. Nothing that can't be fixed......then enters the appraiser!!!! The appraiser places...
How do you feel about the newest, quietest trend......reverse mortgages. The advertisements are targeting elderly homeowners who have their house paid off, but, need monthly spending cash to make ends meet.... Here's where the mortgage company will take a reverse mortgage out on their "paid off...
I usually put a service to the test before I refer it to a client. I use Mortgage brokers, title companies, contractors before they are exposed to my "people". I have now tried an intermediary called "1031 Exchange" and in middle of my first 1031 Exchange. WOW.....lots of rules and deadlines...
I was sifting through my "body of blogs" today and noticed that two of my most recent blogs have the scarlet "x" across the yellow blob. What triggers Activerain to "take your points away"? I write to them and get an e-mail saying "it was an error". I don't think there were inflamatory commen...
Am I crazy or has lots of buyers jumped into the proverbial pot? I've been crazy busy and given the right circumstances, all of these buyers are as serious as a heart attack! Exciting times....How are you finding your neck of the woods?