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Happy Valentine's Day! Last February, I wrote a blog by the same titile. One year later, however, I find that much of the romance has gone out of buying a home. A year and a half of recession has taken the spontanaity out of buying a house. Gone are the days of "I love it. I'll take it!" Today, p...
02/13/2010
While this sounds like the latest book in a series of children's stories, the ending to this volume is uncertain, at best. The U. S. financial system was able to dodge the bullet due to massive govenment intervention in the past year and a half. Huge infusions of money kept banks "liquid", and fo...
02/11/2010
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It is interesting how things that happen a world away can have an affect on our everyday lives. Some Chinese banks have been told to stop lending through the end of January. What, you may ask, does that have to do with the state of real estate in Connecticut?  Plenty, maybe.... Chinese Premier We...
01/21/2010
We all have them. Those clients determined to turn that diamond in the rough into a real estate showpiece. I am writing to alert all of us to the dangers of asbestos. Perhaps we can prevent their exposure to airborne asbestos fibers, and an illness that can take thirty years or more to manifest i...
01/19/2010
In reading the Wall Street Journal online a few moments ago, I came across an acronym I have not seen before: C.L.U.E. It is a report, found on LexisNexis, which is issued by the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. The report gives a home's history of claims made for property damage over th...
01/14/2010
As we prepare our buyers for the Spring market, we must remind them of the power of a credit score. It will affect what they pay for a mortgage, insurance and any other credit they use. All consumers are entitled to a free credit report once per year, and January is a good time to obtain one. You...
01/13/2010
In anticipation of the 2010 Spring selling season, here is a short, if stuttering, list of to-do's for our sellers. In preparing to sell a home, they must think of it as a beauty contest to come, and tackle projects with the purpose of finishing first. There are lots of buyers out there now, look...
01/12/2010
Few agents are marketing the 2010 Tax Credit for Homebuyers, perhaps because it is a bit confusing. In order to shed light on the subject, here are some simple steps to learning about the credit. Use them to give your buyers an incentive to move. A) $8000 is available for first time homebuyers, w...
01/07/2010
There is no inventory! As of this morning, there are only 148 active listings in our town of over 60,000 people. Another 19 single family homes are on "show" status, indicating that there is a contract on the table, pending financing and other contingencies. Anyone looking for a home in town, has...
01/05/2010
Well you know the rest of the quote. Today, however, is the first day of the new way you are going to do business in 2010. It's time to look at past practices and determine what has been successful and what is to be discarded. I have three focuses for the new year: more referral business, more te...
01/04/2010
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Local market commentary, general economy commentary, sharing of lessons learned from years of experience in changing real estate markets.