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March 6, 2011 Last week I read an article that said that in San Diego, CA sales were up.  This week in the REALTOR®Mag, I read that San Diego has reduced it's prices by an overall median reduction of $29,100, making it the market with the 3rd highest reduction in median prices, after San Francisc...
03/06/2011
February 25, 2011 Sandy McAlpine wrote a post this morning about house hunting being a long process and I agree completely with her.  Sandy's first step in the home buying process was the needs/wants assessment.  This step is vitally important any time you purchase a home and never more so than w...
02/25/2011
February 24, 2011 So you've been channel surfing and you stumbled across a rerun of a TV show about flippers, or maybe you caught the new one Rehab Addict and you think it sounds like fun.  Let me give you a truer picture of the fix and flip business.  Here are the things I completed the last two...
02/24/2011
February 17, 2011 Yesterday afternoon I came home to an unpleasant surprise.  I noticed that the door to the guesthouse was open. Not thinking I walked right in and discovered that all the electronics were missing.  Yep, a typical smash and grab residential style.  All things considered it wasn't...
02/17/2011
February 12, 2011 I'm looking for a new sort of real estate client.  Are you an independent thinker?  Are you willing to go against the prevailing wisdom to get what you really want?  Are you willing to work a little harder, and delay gratification for 6 or 8 weeks to get the home of your dreams?...
02/12/2011
February 11, 2011 I was thinking about the service I provide to my customers and whether it would fall within the realm of "going the extra mile".  I believe it does because: 1.  I'm honest in my opinions and my advice. So many people consider being a "yes" man the epitomy of good customer servic...
02/11/2011
February 9, 2012 If you love animals and need something different to do on the evening of Saturday February 12, 2011, consider attending the Hearts for Paws Fundraiser.  This is a silent auction put on by the Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter.  The admission is a bag of dog or cat food, ki...
02/09/2011
February 8, 2011 This is the conclusion of a 4 part series on the pros and cons of purchasing new construction in a development vs. a resale property.  Yesterday, I discussed the cons of purchasing a resale property.  Today, I will discuss the pros: 1.  Distinct Architecture If the home you are c...
02/08/2011
February 7, 2011 Hello, Yesterday and the day before I wrote about the pros and cons of purchasing new construction in a housing development.  Today I'm going to take on the cons of buying a resale property. 1.  A resale property is outdated Many resale properties have not been remodeled in the l...
02/07/2011
February 6, 2011   Yesterday I wrote about the cons of purchasing new construction in a housing development.  Today, I will write about the pros. 1. Market Value and Appraisals are fairly straight forward Since there are lots of houses in a new development and they all have similar features it is...
02/06/2011
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