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Nor'Ida stopped by Ocean City, Maryland a little over a week ago and overstayed her visit! Tropical Storm Ida pounded our beach, grabbed our sand and headed up the coastline, only after a 3 day long visit! Pictures in today's local paper show that huge chunks of beach have disappeared, with 6 foo...
11/27/2009
What? You don't want to show property on a Saturday ... the Prime Time showing day? Are you... (fill in the blank with your favorite word for "unbalanced"!)? Those were my exact thoughts last Saturday as I attempted to return home from an early breakfast meeting. Using every short cut I knew, it ...
08/09/2009
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Yes, I realize that this is the internet and we can folder-save every wonderful idea that we read in our shared Blogs, but I STILL need paper!  If someone takes the time to make a List of How-To ideas that I find useful, I highlight them, hit print, write my own comments/thoughts on the page and ...
06/24/2009
Is there anyone out there running in the 'Rain who can actually tell me WHAT this Stimulas Plan 2009 contains?  I read, listen to the news, and to comments of others, but I don't know what's going on!  Is there a complete list of exactly what HAS been approved(by the House, Senate and Mr. Preside...
02/17/2009
For this Saturday night's entertainment ,I'm reading our local newspaper which is published every Friday, rain or shine!(I have no life!)  But we do have fabulous nightlife here in Ocean City.  The establishment that I'm reading about is Seacret's ,a fun nightclub, like no other.  Entering Seacre...
02/07/2009
Having just finished Gary Keller's wonderful book "Shift" this morning, I was debating whether to get in the car and head for Barnes & Noble, which is about a 45 minute drive. Now, normally, there would be no debate.  I wouldn't be writing this blog; I'd be on my way to my second home, B&N!  But,...
01/27/2009
Years ago, we had a wonderful Mastermind Group that met on a monthly basis to share Real Estate ideas. What was really exceptional about this group was that it didn't matter what company you were affiliated! Most of our ideas were about organizational items, what you were learning on the computer...
01/26/2009
I recently received one of those "Hey! Watch out! Be careful!" emails that didn't report where it came from, who wrote it, nor how accurate/truthful it was. But since my mind does not work in these devious fashions, my next thought was "Very Clever"!  It appears that certain not-your-run-of-the-m...
01/23/2009
Several years ago, I found myself in a situation where I needed to purchase a home.  I had recently moved from a city where I had lived and worked for the past 20 years.  After residing with a friend for the first few months of this relocation, I quickly found a rental in a great community. The r...
01/19/2009
Elizabeth, Thanks for this update! I just started a short sale with Countrywide and we're trying to "foresee" all of the items they MIGHT ask the Buyer to provide. Hopefully this proactive approach will make the wait time a little SHORTer. ( Maybe these should be named LONG sales,as they take FOR...
01/15/2009
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