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Tips on how to Stay Positive in a Down Market   As a general rule I would say real estate agents are very positive motivated people. When you have to work twice as hard to make half as much, well that will put your positive attitude to the test. I try to always stay positive, it's not easy but I ...
For anyone that put off filing their taxes until the last minute, well this is the last minute. April 15th my personal least favorite day of the year. It used to not bother me, but that was when i worked for someone else and recieved a check. Now that i am an independent contractor, i always have...
After taking our Real Estate Exams in Charleston, West Virginia, Melissa and I took a trip over to the capital Building. I was amazed at how beautiful it was. The inside is mostly made of marble. Below are a few pictures, hopefully they do justice to my state capital. Across the street from the c...
 If your considering investing in Real Estate, the wait is over. This could be the Best time to Buy. Interest Rates are really low and should remain low through May, while the government is selling bonds for the stimulus plan. There is a huge supply of homes which means prices of real estate is l...
  A few months ago I was finishing up a house for the final inspection. I had a few things to do in the crawl space. I was bent over walking through the crawl space when I tripped over something under the plastic. I pulled up the plastic and was very surprised what I had found. I expected to find...
International Referral Program     I just finished another wonderful course from Realtor University. I completed the transnational referral certification (TRC). The TRC is offered through the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). It is a referral system that allows you to ...
I am working for some buyers, and we currently have a home under contract. The home is a bank owned foreclosure. The buyers are getting a great deal. I am a real estate agent but i am also a general contractor that builds and sells new homes. The purchase price of the home is well below the amoun...
My Girlfriend was recently searching for a used car on craigslist. She found what she thought was a great, to good to be true deal, and she was right. When she inquired about the car, that had been advertised locally, she was told that the car was actually in florida. The guy selling the car was ...
Many homeowners have found themselves as landlords, courtesy of the current real estate market. I have had tons of questions regarding ways of minimizing your duties as landlord. So below I listed some that has helped me over the years.   Paint Touch Up: When you are preparing a home for rental u...
I have been a member of Active Rain for a few months, and have enjoyed everything about it. I have been blogging on a basic membership but i have just decided to take it up a notch. I am starting a Outside Blog, and this is number one. So wish me luck and if there is anyone out there with advice,...

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