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As I continue to write about the different beach condo complexes, I thought I should take a look at how the sales of beach condos are doing in 2009. There are currently over 400 beach condos on the market. For my purposes, the condos had to have at lease 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 500 square feet....
09/08/2009
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Many real estate agents have a PA designation.  Can anyone explain what that is?  I know Public Accountant, Physicians Assistant, but I know several agents and they have not been to medical or law school.  One person told me it is related to business, like an LLC, but I can't find one answer that...
02/05/2009
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As I enter my 4th year in Real Estate I am full of excitement.  For anyone who entered the business in late 2005, it has been a very interesting three years.  As a Realtor in Florida, the prices have only gone down since I started selling real estate, yet I remain hopeful that things are only get...
01/01/2009
After making 9 short sale offers this year, I finally had the bank accept one.  The offer was made on February 19th.  Since then I've had made offers on 8 others, all of which did not make it to closing.  Some were rejected immediately as they already received higher offers, others went to bank l...
08/12/2008
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As the prices of condos have dropped, I've seen a big spike in the desire for beach front condos.  Many people have wanted to sit on their patios and listen to the waves come in and watch the sunset.  Unfortunately, as prices were skyrocketing, the average cost for a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo wa...
01/13/2008
There have been a lot of articles lately about builders, both local and national, that are having big problems due to the current housing market.  Just read a long article about Lennar projecting a fourth-quarter loss and am not overly surprised.  It is not because of thier product, which continu...
01/05/2007
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When I moved to Florida 2 years ago, I fully expected to move to St Petersburg where I had lived in my youth, and where most of my family still lives.  However, during my home search I went across the Skyway Bridge into Manatee County.  I looked at new developments in Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish...
01/04/2007
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Lately I have encounted two very interesting "buyers" who have called me to look at two of our listings.  While I have encounted individuals who want a house, but offer something so low that it will never happen.  But in these new cases, the buyer was going around to every house in the neighborho...
11/16/2006
Just attended the ABR class in Miami...really enjoyed it.  One of the things the instructor focused on was the Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer Agreement.  In her mind, the first thing you do with any buyer is get them to sign the agreement...you don't get in her car, or get any help looking at...
09/21/2006
My wife has been reading lots of articles on real estate on the internet since I joined the business last year.  I am really surprised by the number of articles and letters to the editor that bash Realtors.  While, as with many other professions (lawyers, used car salesmen, ect), there are some b...
09/13/2006
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