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2007 

The real headline only mentions automobiles...how the housing crisis is effecting the purchase of autos.  What's next?  Milk and eggs?  Maybe then the Fed will have to lower rates.  I mean who cares if our customers can't qualify for mortgages, can't sell their homes as their loans reset or go ba...
08/29/2007
Calling for a rate cutThe latest subject for debate among many top CEOs and financial gurus is whether the Fed needs to wait for data to decide whether to cut rates or whether it should be pro-active and cut rates now.  And at least one CEO wants big action fast. Leading indicators within auto sa...
08/29/2007
Spectacular & spacious Colonial on an acre & half in lovely park like cul-de-sac. Gracious 3 bedrm home offers significant updates: 2 car attached garage, 2 fireplaces, large family rm, den, lg master b/r, marble entry, Jacuzzi, c/a, alarm system & more. Hidden gem in Wellesley Hills. Ex. schools...
08/26/2007
Duplex Penthouse! This striking South End condo was recently renovated and is in move-in condition. The spacious, bright, bowfront living room has gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, brick accents and custom moldings. Newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countert...
08/23/2007
As a broker/ owner of a real estate office I have some strange hats that I wear from time to time.  Usually it is marketing coordinator, comptroller, motivator and visionary.  Tomorrow I get to wear my baseball (actually softball) and bar-b-que chef hats all in one evening...it's my company's ann...
08/22/2007
I had a phone call several months ago from a woman who had a copy of my "Castles(R)" Magazine and she wanted to place an ad in it.  I explained to her that I only accepted real estate for sale ads from brokers.  She insisted that I sell her an ad...I explained that I was licensed and could take t...
08/21/2007
A couple of months ago one of my brokers had a seller who was demanding that we withdraw her listing..."IMMEDIATELY!"My sales manager brought the story to me...the owner of the property didn't like the twenty photos we had on-line.  What was the problem with them?  Who knows?  They were in focus,...
08/21/2007
I am in the middle of an architectural design change.  The good news is we discovered before pouring the foundation that we could add square footage "by right" and improve the floorplan.  In the end we gained a convenient side entrance into the tonwhouse, a direct entry to the basement from the o...
08/20/2007
I came out of an advertising pitch/ marketing think tank meeting today and wondered why the proposed plan had to cost upwards of $150,000 to work according to the "experts" who gave the dog and pony show.  Then I figured it out...they get paid on what we spend therefore it ISN'T in their best int...
08/20/2007
There aren't many places to get something for nothing these days.  Even on the Internet where it was always free...it isn't free anymore.There are several sites available to promote luxury listings.  I have been developing one for over six years now and have printed the magazine to go along with ...
08/20/2007
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