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Why Sanford Florida is a great place to live and work and buy your new home! I've lived in Sanford since 1995, and have had my office here for about 3-4 years now, and I love it! Like to network and help out the community?  Sanford has a very active Chamber of Commerce as well as 2 active Rotary ...
New Home Sales up 11%!  Highest Increase in 8 years! Woo-Hoo! Top story on today is the monumental increase in new home sales, up 11%! I know most of us don't deal with new homes, but it shows some hope that we've hit bottom at least. One thing with new homes, though.  They've b...
2 Acres in Equestrian Community in Sanford Florida, Seminole County Beautiful equestrian planned community of Sanford Trails Estates is ready for your dream home and barn. Giddy-Up! The entire perimeter of the community is an equestrian easement so you'll always have a place to walk your cool-dow...
I read a really interesting article today in the Washington Post.  It has some very interesting stats on short sales.  Did you know that 60% of APPROVED short sales don't close? Did you know you can't "bribe" a lender to work on your file faster? would you believe Bank of America is supposedly ro...
I think by now everyone has HEARD of Twitter, many have joined, but few know what to do with it.  So how do you solidify your place on the web when people don't know how to use your product?  Easy! Release a how-to guide! Twitter has just released a report called "Twitter 101 for Business" includ...
Gated Lakefront Carmel Condo in Casselberry Florida is a rare find.  1162 Carmel Circle is a large 2 bedroom 2 bath with a glass Florida room with an amazing direct view of Lake Howell and the dock area.  Great view from the second floor, and right by the elevator for easy access! Carmel by the L...
Social Media: Fans, Tweeps and tinyurl's I've really become quite fascinated with "Social Networking" and I've been learning everything I possibly can. I think I'm going to schedule a webinar for you to show you some of the great (and free) ways to use these tools to grow your business, but today...
It’s been about a year since I shared some of the FHA changes with you, and there have been more changes, so I figured I’d update you! • 3.5% down payment. Can come from savings, gift from a relative, employer or union, or a grant from a non-profit. (used to be 3%, and I still hear a lot of agent...
She's Just Lucky...That's Why She Has So Many Closings...  Do you believe that's actually what someone said about me?!?!? I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that, I started laughing uncontrollably! I see 3 different types of agents in the field right now...  First: those that sit around and ...
Bankruptcy Filings are up 35% this year and many of them have houses they HAVE to sell by court order.  Come to the Investors Resource Center meeting this Thursday, June 18th. Winter Park Civic Center - 1050 Morse Blvd, Winter Park Mini-Seminar starts at 5:30 pm, Main Meeting starts at 6pm!Mini S...

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