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I have had some discussion very recently about being approached by occupants and neighbors while taking pictures of homes for BPOs. I would love to hear feedback from my fellow Realtors who do BPOs, what your reactions are when  you are approached by people while you are trying to get pictures. A...
03/28/2012
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SHINSKY ATTENDS TEXAS REALTORS® WINTER MEETING 2012 IN AUSTIN   March, 2012 — Nita Shinsky of Shinsky & Assoc Real Estate Services in Azle was among more than 1,000 Texas REALTORS® attending the Texas Association of REALTORS® Winter Meeting, Feb. 24- 28 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Speakers durin...
03/06/2012
So I have a listing that has recently been assigned to me. I do my usual occupancy check and MLS search to see what information is in MLS. The home has previously been listed as an REO with a different agency in my town. I list the property, it goes under contract, 15+ offers later. In the 3 day ...
02/15/2012
Family & Friends' Mortgages It all seems perfectly reasonable: one person is not satisfied with what he can earn currently in the market and another wants to find the most attractive mortgage to purchase their home. It can be a good match but the IRS has specific rules that govern the transaction...
11/01/2011
As if it weren't hard enough, according to some, to get a real estate license in Texas. Effective January 1, it will become a little harder to get your real estate license in Texas, specifically, a Broker License! I was in favor of more requirements for brokers to get their license and I definite...
10/27/2011
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Yours or Theirs It takes money to buy a home: yours or theirs. If you're not going to pay cash for a home, you need to find out exactly what you can borrow and what it will cost before you start looking at homes.   The mortgage process is not as clear cut a path as it was a few years ago. It is c...
10/25/2011
109 Muirfield Drive, Willow Park, TX, 76008 $173,900 Great custom quality home priced to sell. Home is vacant and ready for immediate occupancy. Buyers to preapprove with Prospect Mortgage by contacting Jamie Davis. Type Bed Full Bath Square Footage MLS#11663365 Single Family Property 3 2.00 210...
10/25/2011
Sale by Surviving Spouse The IRS has given special consideration regarding the sale of their jointly-owned principal residence after the death of a spouse. If the surviving spouse does not remarry prior to the sale of the home, they may qualify to exclude up to $500,000 of gain instead of the $25...
10/17/2011
You Must Be This Tall to Ride Do you remember going to the State Fair or Six Flags as a child? There was a terrific ride your older siblings were going on but there, at the entrance gate, was a sign that read "You must be this tall to ride."   After standing in line and thinking you had just abou...
10/11/2011
A Re-blog I thought might be worth sharing. This could affect current and future homeowners in our area as well. For someone who personally has to deal with FEMA and flood insurance on my own personal residence, as well as fighting with Bank of America regarding the value of the insurance we have...
10/06/2011
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