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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
ABR, GRI, buyer's rep, seller's agent, relocation, REO, foreclosure, HUD listings, Fannie Mae listings
RECENT BLOG POSTS
It's crunch time now that school is out, the best real estate sales time of the year. Because of that, most of us are stressed while dealing with sellers and buyers who want to capitalize on the season. We might also be trying to schedule some family time for ourselves or even a vacation, which e...
05/31/2018
Fannie Mae is doing its part to cut down on RENT TO OWN schemes. Any investor purchaser will be required to agree to the following: Effective Tuesday, May 23, all new offer negotiations must include the verbiage below in Section 38 of the Real Estate Purchase Addendum if the buyer type is a non-o...
05/23/2017
I was devastated, as were the other agents at our office upon learning in early 2012 that our real estate office would be closing. When I started in real estate eight years earlier, I planned to work at a name brand brokerage for two years and then to at least think about striking out on my own. ...
12/29/2016
I am thankful for the concept of the Electoral College, because it gives some power to the smaller states. But, I do wonder why twice in recent years, the Electoral College will empanel a president who did not win the popular vote. Sure, I understand the process; and I don't really disagree with ...
11/16/2016
My husband once took apart a car engine to replace a cracked head, because we didn't have the money to have it repaired. He bought a book and followed the instructions, and he managed to repair the engine himself over the course of two weeks. I still clearly remember him saying, "Well, I used all...
08/24/2016
I don't mean Google listens to your phone calls, but there are lots of other things to listen to on your phone; and it's all stored on the WEB, not just on your cell. Google will let you delete what it has, though. (Siri and Cortana keep track, too, I'm sure.)  Google's history keeps information ...
06/02/2016
We have all had it happen: Loan commitment is due, and the buyer's agent goes silent—not returning the listing agent's calls, texts, or emails. I believe that, all too often, the buyer's agent (and/or the loan officer) IS IN COLLUSION with buyers they know are not qualified to fulfill the contrac...
03/23/2016
WE JUST LEFT THE RESTAURANT where we go for lunch almost every Sunday after church. Our favorite waitress looked a little off kilter, so we called her over to chat. She started crying. One of her regular customers died of a heart attack this morning just as he was paying his check at the restaur...
02/07/2016
You can't sell a house that has no bathroom!You can't sell a house that has a non-functioning septic!You can't sell a house with a 55-gallon drum for a lagoon!You can't sell a house that has no electricity...or water, or furnace, or kitchen stove!You can't sell a house that has a title with a clo...
02/04/2016
Do you have a hardwood floor that you want refinished? First, you need to know if the floor is, indeed, hard wood. This excellent article helps explain some of the things to consider.Prefinished or site finished is also one of the key questions you will want to answer first.  Is it possible to sa...
11/24/2015
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