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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."  Edith Lovejoy Pierce "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." -...
12/31/2008
Ten real estate predictions for 2009NEW YORK - Dec. 18, 2008 - 2009 is likely to be a year of continuing adjustment to a changing real estate marketplace. Prepare yourself and your business with these predictions from HGTV's FrontDoor.com Web site. · Sellers will continue to face falling home val...
12/31/2008
Ten real estate predictions for 2009NEW YORK - Dec. 18, 2008 - 2009 is likely to be a year of continuing adjustment to a changing real estate marketplace. Prepare yourself and your business with these predictions from HGTV's FrontDoor.com Web site. · Sellers will continue to face falling home val...
12/22/2008
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Yesterday, I received a call from a prospective seller. We set a time for the appointment and he reminded me he was "interviewing other agents". I always want to say, "And your point is?" because every listing I take I promise to do my best, to bring integrity and hard work to whatever the situat...
10/22/2008
WOW! Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon. All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some...
10/13/2008
This weekend marked the 37th year for the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  I can remember when they had the first one - it was a small little event with a local recipe contest and a "Miss Sunny" beauty pagent. My how times have changed!  Now it is one of the most popular festiva...
10/12/2008
My Broker/owner, Randy McKinney shared some information with me. I had forgotten this, and perhaps many people don't even know this. The information was from a New York Times article dated September 30, 1999. This is when the regulations were changed to increase home ownership to low income consu...
10/01/2008
November 4, 2008 - listen to what the experts are saying. This is the 10th annual Resort Owner's Forum and Trade Show featuring industry experts in the fields of real estate, tourism, professional housekeeping, decor and condo property ownership. This will be held in the Erie Meyer Civic Center i...
09/25/2008
"HOUSE AGREES TO FLOOD INSURANCE EXTENSION" Yes, that was the alarming headline in today's paper here in the coastal area of Alabama.  Yesterday's news said it was about to expire. What that would mean is the 5.5 million homeowners with flood insurance policies, including 55,200 of them in Alabam...
09/24/2008
This past week was our Alabama Association of Realtor's Convention. As a State Director, I enjoyed learning more of what is going on at the state level and also at the National level. While our coastal area is suffering right now, it seems all markets are experiencing much of the same. I am looki...
09/20/2008
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