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Imagine my pleasant surprise!  I received the following email today as I started my work day: Hi there, I am interested in viewing one of your properties while on my holiday here, could you please call me on my overseas mobile +882 135 503 28 to setup a time. As I am travelling and unable to pick...
07/08/2009
Market Conditions - As of July 1, 2009 Reports can be retrieved at: http://images.agentcenter.com/client/4/3/9/23934/2009.06_Blog_Information.pdf   In June, the national unemployment rate inched up to 9.5% from 9.4% in the prior month. That is the 2nd highest it's ever been since statistics have ...
07/07/2009
Yep. You heard me.  Realtors are price fixing around the country!!! And the Department of Justice is doing NOTHING about it!!! First, let me state: There is to be no discussion of percentages!!!  Secondly, my question is: Is it price fixing when banks set commission rates in short sales - when th...
07/06/2009
Here is a link to my "July Real Estate Update":http://realtytimes.com/128/MichaelJClarksonThis Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.This month's issue includes topics such as: "The Contract Offer...
07/02/2009
Are you paying "The Procrastination Tax"???? In these times of economic hardship, there is a tax so many pay WILLFULLY!!! I can never understand why, but they do:The Procrastination Tax. You pay it, and don't even realize it! And it's likely the biggest discretionary tax you will pay!  It's a tax...
06/16/2009
Market Conditions - June 2009   In June, the national unemployment rate reached 9.4%. That is the 2nd highest it's ever been since statistics have been tracked consistently, starting in January 1948.  The five most recent highs have been: •1.       10.8% - November and December 1982 •2.       9.4...
06/15/2009
I am done with real estate!!! Yes, you heard me. I am done! Well, sort of… I live in Denver, Colorado, recently identified as the #1 recovery market in the country. Mind you, other investor/brokers who see the numbers have been saying that for about 12 months – as I have on my blog. (Way to be on...
06/08/2009
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If your real estate broker said:  This home is $200,000, plus or minus $140,000 This home has 4 bedrooms, plus or minus 2.5 bedrooms This home is 2000 square feet, plus or minus 1400 square feet Chances are, you might think that your real estate broker "never left Woodstock", and, then make the d...
05/28/2009
This is a test blog entry for the launch of the blog.
05/28/2009
See more here: Denver Market Statistics Some interesting points:  Unemployment: National - 8.5% (up 0.4%) - the highest since 1983. Colorado - 7.2% (up 0.6%) - the highest since 1988. Denver - 7.9% (up 0.5%) Months of Housing Inventory is DOWN SHARPLY (good thing for prices), meaning a trend towa...
05/22/2009
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Michael Clarkson is one of Denver's highest profile brokers. He’s been featured in: * Realtor® Magazine three separate times, We offer the expertise and insights that are sought out by media outlets like: * 9News - KUSA Denver * Newsradio 850 KOA Denver - "The Mike Rosen Show" * Radio Colorado Network - "Experts Unplugged" and "Business for Breakfast", which includes: 1060 KRCN Denver / Ft. Collins 1580 KREL Colorado Springs / Pueblo 102.3 KVLE Gunnison / Crested Butte 1450 KSKE Buena * TalkRadio 630 KHOW Denver - "The Real Estate Investor Show w/ Bill Bronchick" * The Denver Post * The Denver Business Journal * The Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors