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We have all spent time discussing and cussing the mortgage meltdown, and wanting to find those people who started all this! Right!!?  After all do we not believe that those in charge are experienced and well educated in such matters.  Where did this mess start and how did it come about? Well take...
The 1st quarter sales results of 2008 are in for Greene and Christian counties.  They reveal a decrease of 18% and 27% respectively in the number of units sold.This is a bit of a surprise to me, as my personal activity levels have been good and other agents that I have talked to are busy as well....
Wow!! Over the past 3 weeks or so I have seen as many as 10 offers on a single foreclosure!  Seems some of the asset management companies are being very aggressive on the list price.  Offers exceeding that list price are not uncommon.  I am advising my clients that if they have an interest, don't...
For me, it began just a few days playing 18 holes with my younger son Jeff.  Great day for early March with little wind and temps in the low 60's.  Posted an 84 with a poor 5 hole stretch of 7 over.  All in all not discouraged with the results-it's a decent start for me after 3 months away from t...
With all we realtors must do in this difficult market to get a home under contract, why won't  all appraisers establish full value instead of stopping at or slightly above the contract price?? All too often with transactions that the appraised sales price was obviously cut short after reaching th...
* "Reverse Mortgages are becoming popular in America. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created one of the first. HUD's Reverse Mortgage is a federally-insured private loan, and it's a safe plan that can give older Americans greater financial security. Many seniors use it...
Here are some of the high points of Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for NAR, presentation as it pertains to housing in 2007and a forecast for 2008.  For a complete report you can contact me and I will forward it to you.  Some of this is national in scope and there are local predictions as well....
Local home selling procedures can have at least one major flaw.  The buyers have a right to a home inspection AFTER the price and terms are agreed upon. An addendum is forwarded to you, the seller, to correct any major structural issues discovered during the home inspection process.  If these rep...
 Sadly, it is a fact of life that we often people or industries get painted with the same incorrect brush.   While our real estate market may be down in some areas, it is not the disaster that the national media would lead us to believe.  Our two major counties that most realtors work in here sho...

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