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     During this month of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for some excellent weather in Tallahassee.  After a rather long summer and a warm and rainy fall, it is refreshing to have daily high temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, with cool nights in the 40's.  The humidity this weekend is very l...
11/16/2018
Silence May be Golden When Showing Homes to Buyers   I had a number of showings today and the smart home technology (Ring Video doorbell, Nest Thermostat, a couple of devices that appeared to be Alexa-type devices) was immediately noticeable in one home.   It was another vivid reminder to commen...
11/16/2018
    It's been a long time since I wrote a paper check... so long, that I almost take it for granted how easy it is to pay bills using a debit card, or sending money by wiring funds.  While cleaning some files this morning, I came across some canceled paper checks, and thought "Wow!  When was the ...
11/15/2018
4 Things you'll need to Consider as you ponder Why You May Want to Buy Instead of Rent Renting versus buying can be a perplexing question, but there are four good reasons to consider buying a home rather than renting one. Before you make a choice, think about the following and consider getting a...
11/15/2018
Everyone should be able to relate with the title of this posting if you have lived for any length of time in a maturity stage. Where does it say or is represented to anyone on this earth that they will live a problem-free life and remain in an idyllic stage? Even trying to do this leads to other...
11/15/2018
Buying a foreclosed home is easy, right? After all, they sell for pennies on the dollar, right? Well, that could be a false assumption. Buying a foreclosed property appears easy on TV, but in reality, it can be overwhelming.  Foreclosure sales continue to decline in the market from 38.6 percent ...
11/15/2018
The Premier Agent Never Called   I have a listing and as is the case with all of my listings, it was borrowed by zillow so that they could advertise it on their web site.   An interested potential buyer saw my listing on zillow and decided to inquire about it.   Instead of contacting me directly...
11/14/2018
I got to thinking yesterday the ineffectiveness of one of our phone tools, with the question, Does Anyone Use Voice Mail Anymore? You know, the modern day equivalent of the old answering machine tied to phone. Now with cell phones, you set up a voice mail "box" to hold your messages, but is anyo...
11/14/2018
When it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way toward ensuring your family, your home, and your valuables are protected.  Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting and escaping residential fires.   Fires and Fire Extinguishers F...
11/14/2018
Home trends can be fleeting, here one minute, then gone the next. What about smart technology? Smart technology adds functionality and value to a home, so it should be a trend that sticks.   Here's a few smart home products that can make your home not only more safe, but convenient. Video Doorbe...
11/13/2018
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