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For months, we've been expecting the next wave of foreclosures to hit the market.  With a record number of homeowners defaulting on their mortgage payments, it's bound to happen sooner or later.  According to yesterday's headlines from Housing Watch, we've got a "shadow inventory" of almost 1.8 m...
02/18/2010
Since the height of the market in the summer of 2006, homes prices across the United States have fallen a great deal.  Many homeowners who purchased prior to that summer, and now have orders to move, are faced with the prospect of selling a home that may now be half the value it was when purchase...
02/11/2010
 Successfully selling homes isn't rocket science.  Or, is it?  Does a home sell itself, or is smart marketing the key?  Or, is it a little of both?     While most of us realize that targeted marketing is a sound sales strategy, it is tough to sell a lemon in any market.  But most would agree, rar...
02/02/2010
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Recently, I came across an article on AOL's Real Estate page highlighting an article in the blog DailyKos.  For those not familiar with the ‘Kos, it is devoted mainly to political and social commentary, along liberal lines.  In the article AOL cited, the ‘Kos urged those homeowners struggling wit...
01/26/2010
The Avid Ratings Co., which conducts an annual survey of home buyer preferences, has published its most recent findings.  According to their survey, there are 10 "must have" features in new homes.  These features include. 1.  Large kitchens with an Island. For many, the kitchen serves as much mor...
01/21/2010
  In September of last year, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced a change to FHA appraisal validity periods.   The announcement was met with unanimous approval from all sectors; lenders, home owners & buyers, and yes, even appraisers. The change to appraisal periods...
01/12/2010
  I've recently been contacted by Mesothelioma Cancer Center and asked if I'd assist in spreading the word about this form of cancer, which is caused, almost always, by exposure to asbestos.  Rarely, in life, do things happen by coincidence.   We buried a friend of mine less than three weeks ago....
01/05/2010
"Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves."Larry McMurtry Did you see the news?  Yesterday's New York Times carried an article detailing the results of recent federal mandated licensing exams for loan officers around the country.  The results thus far are anything but...
12/28/2009
Well, Christmas is finally here.  On this Eve of what many consider our most celebrated, and certainly costliest holiday, what are you hoping to find in your stocking, or under your Christmas tree?  According an associate of mine, for men at least, they're looking for something electronic.  She i...
12/24/2009
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Yes, if you haven't heard yet, we're snowed under!  As you can see, the front yard is blanketed in almost two feet of snow, and the Northern Virginia area is struggling with a bit more of the stuff than they were ready for.  Outside my front door this morning, it looked like this. And, as I've sa...
12/19/2009
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