RECENT BLOG POSTS
An interesting tale of WOE to share with you this morning. I know a lot of you do not lke that word blame. But stay with me. The conversation was on who is responsible to make sure that the listing agent received an offer. Lets the set the scene. I listed a Manchester NH area home in a great are...
12/13/2018
Wow! I just bought at a foreclosure sale and got a $400,000 house for $50,000!!!  We actually had TWO calls like this in the past week. Too good to be true? Listen and Learn of the heartache to come.... I have written about issue this twice this summer and every time another buyer comes in moani...
12/13/2018
  Student Loan Debt Solution Found via  Fannie Mae's "Student Loan Cash-Out Refinance"       Mounting Student Loan debt has become a huge concern ...   This is true not only for individuals carrying student loan, but for GSE's (Government Sponsored Enterprises) like Fannie Mae that oversees and ...
12/12/2018
  I'm not the world's biggest fan of labels.  It's a personal pet peeve.  Used improperly, labels instill bias, default to a stereotype, a complete judgement without facts in evidence.  It's the easy way out, not much (if any) thinking required.  I've seen it time and again. Take the phrase "par...
12/11/2018
Last week Barbara Todaro wrote a blog titled "What Will I Do When The Market Changes & The Well Is Dry?"  Barbara's blog automatically reminded me of a little book I read several years ago with a message that has been embedded in my mind every since.  The title of that little book is "Who Moved ...
12/10/2018
Can a part-time real estate agent succeed? As you know, there’s controversy over part-time real estate agents, and I’m sure you have an opinion. You may be one yourself, you may know one you enjoy working with, you may partner with one, or you may be one who thinks they should be banned. Whateve...
12/08/2018
The biggest decision, as a landlord or property owner, is arguably whether to use a property manager or not. The whole idea of being your own landlord can be exciting and as well tedious. If you own a property rental, dealing with tenants can be a tough time.   When then should you hire a proper...
12/08/2018
    Establishing Legal Ownership: Condos, Dwelling Parcels, PUDs   I've "been around" ...     Around the mortgage business, that is.  For over 40 years.   And during those 40 years,  besides being a Mortgage Originator, I also held an IL Real Estate Appraiser license for around 2 decades.  Plus ...
12/07/2018
I recently wrote a blog post on virtual staging. I was prompted to write the article after having a string of vacant listings.  Unfortunately, marketing a vacant home can present some challenges. Vancant room after vacant room, especially when they have no defining features tend to run into each...
12/07/2018
Seven New Year’s Resolutions Home Sellers Should Make.Many homeowners choose to wait until after the New Year to list their home. This makes life a lot easier if you have young children at home and/or are expecting houseguests.   But once the holidays are over, it’s time to get serious if you ha...
12/07/2018
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