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  One of the most difficult tasks that a home seller has to deal with is the pricing of their home. While it is so easy to just add a little mark up to the value that you originally paid for your home, the housing climate has changed and such action is not appropriate. There are several factors t...
04/25/2012
  In many areas the housing market is inundated with homes in foreclosure and short sales. How can your home stand out and be noticed when buyers look everywhere and see homes selling for much less than their value, simply because of the situation the home owner is in? Should you even bother putt...
03/03/2012
  In many areas the housing market is inundated with homes in foreclosure and short sales. How can your home stand out and be noticed when buyers look everywhere and see homes selling for much less than their value, simply because of the situation the home owner is in? Should you even bother putt...
03/03/2012
When it comes to adding equity to an existing property, making major structural changes is always a gamble. Particularly in today’s real estate market, most agents recommend only making changes that will yield instant or near-instant value since appreciation is unpredictable and the “rules” of th...
01/27/2012
It’s an exciting moment when you find that home that you simply “know” is the one. The next step is to make an offer on the home; but how do you know what to offer? Unfortunately there is no quick cut and dry answer to that question because there are so many different factors involved. For instan...
01/23/2012
Wondering why your home hasn't sold? 7 tips for first time sellers: http://realestate.msn.com/7-tips-for-first-time-sellers?GT1=35006#1
01/13/2012
Wednesday’s stock market, December 20, 2011 took a much needed rise as investors were buying on the basis of the current housing market also being on an upturn.  Investors have very positive hopes for the future of the housing industry as they’ve seen a trend of increasing sales and even new cons...
12/31/2011
  Fresh off the presses....new information for you that reinforces our belief that the Obama Administration is about to open the flood gates for short sales. In other words, as we have been advocating for well over 3 years now...and as many of you will agree... Short Sales are THE solution! Here ...
02/11/2010
I've been looking all over the internet for great questions to ask when hiring team members (buyer or listing agents).  I asked one broker/owner and team manager and he said he always hires D or I agents based on the DISC profile because it has never worked for him to hire S or C types as they ar...
01/05/2010
The Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension will be very beneficial for those buyers who have been on the fence for awhile or maybe had to repair credit and now have a chance to get in on the low interest rates and have money for home improvements, furniture, repayment of down payment assistance gifting...
11/07/2009
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