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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Anyone listing and selling real estate, whether agent or owner/buyer can tell that foreclosures are affecting property values. Certainly this begs the question, isn't it in the banks' best interest to get top dollar for their inventory? The answer may surprise you! Recently I was in contact with ...
06/17/2009
Thinking of buying in Frederick County? There is a special new program about to come on line to purchase REO properties in Frederick County. The program is funded by the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Developme...
06/10/2009
I try to read something uplifting every morning to frame my day. Today I picked up my old copy of Ken Blanchard's "The Heart of a Leader". If you're looking for an easy motivational read and want a break from real estate training materials this is a great little book. It's a series of quotes on l...
04/23/2009
Many of the foreclosure and short sale listings I have been showing recently are desperately in need of major cosmetic surgery. I must confess, I haven't done an FHA 203K loan in several years so I was operating under the assumption the rules were still the same. In fact they are, but for the 203...
04/21/2009
Very often I hear agents talking about their frustrations with buyers. With so many homes on the market now, how does one select which house to make an offer on and how much should that offer be in relation to list price. For the agent, the key is listening and guiding but allowing the buyer to m...
02/26/2009
Ever notice when you face a crisis or important decision you're suddenly surrounded by "experts"? I once heard a saying, I don't remember where I heard it, but it said, "armchair quarterbacks never throw interceptions" Of course they never throw touchdowns either. I've done a lot of teaching and ...
02/09/2009
 I try to keep myself motivated by starting each day with a positive tape, CD, or book. Real estate can be a tough environment in a market like this. This morning I listened to a tape that talked about the difference between passion and incentive. Most leaders, coaches or instructors seem to stre...
01/30/2009
This past Thursday we just had our monthly luncheon for the Frederick County Association of Realtors. Our featured speaker was a representative from a local bank/mortgage lender. He had some interesting statistics to share. First: Did you know it's been 37 years since interest rates were this low...
01/10/2009
I try to stay up on local and national news as it pertains to real estate. This morning I was looking at our local paper on line and couldn't believe my eyes. I really don't watch much TV so maybe more of you have heard this before. In one of the stories on refinancing, one of our local lenders c...
01/06/2009
This past Sunday our pastor talked about new year's resolutions. Seems they hardly ever hold for me. How about you? Going to the gym, losing weight, better business habits etc. They last for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Then, it's back to normal. I was just listing to a Tony Robbins C...
12/31/2008
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