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There has been some interesting news out recently regarding the use of Chinese drywall in new homes built between 2002 and 2009.  Apparently, the bulk of these homes were constructed in Florida during 2004-2005.  However, if you own a home built between 2002 and 2009, you might want to be aware o...
I posted the following comment on The Washington Post's website in response to an article from November 5th's article, "Realtor Discourages Use of Outside Lenders".  You can read the full article here: a former...
 At first I didn't think anything of it...but all of a sudden I notice a dramatic increase in phone calls from buyers to our office asking to have the listing agent ONLY show them a listing. It became more and more frequent. The buyers were stating one more things "We do not have an agent and we ...
This has been a challenging this week. Thursday night I was involved in a four car collision. I was in car number two. The worst thing that happened... we had some injuries and several damaged cars.  The best thing that happened...everyone was kind and gentle to one another and made what could ha...
09/16/2007 are finally ready to sell your house. But is your house ready for the show? Today's market is much more competitive for the seller than in the last five years. There is much more inventory on the you have competition. How do you come out on top? Do you really have to take down...
Almost everyone dreams of a new home at one time or another. Some people make a regular habit of touring model homes in new home communities. Builders always have a very helpful sales staff. They prefer it if you don't bring your agent. Why is that? Did you know that when you purchase a new home,...
I have been in the real estate industry in some way or another my entire adult life. I have weathered many ups and downs. In fact, my career started during the time Jimmy Carter was President. We had run-away interest rate of 18% or more. It made our heads spin! Rates would go up a full percentag...
The word agency is heard all through-out a real estate transaction. Who is representing whom is key. Is your agent truly representing you? Are they representing the seller? What happens if you purchase a house through the listing agent? Who are THEY representing? Can they REALLY represent both th...

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