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February 5, 2011 This is the beginning of a series of blogs on whether to purchase resale property or new construction. Today, I'm going to discuss the cons of purchasing new construction in a housing development. 1. You get what you pay for A developer is a businessman and an investor, he/she ri...
02/05/2011
February 4, 2011 One of the joys of becoming a homeowner is the ability to get a pet.  I wouldn't trade my "kids" for anything in the world.                                                        Joss             Jack              However, before I made my choice I wish I'd paid more attention to...
02/04/2011
February 2, 2011 Since the weather outside is frightful and my husband is watching a Duran Duran documentary on VH1 Classics, I've had a few hours this afternoon to hit some books that have been on my nightstand for awhile. I'm currently reading: "Birthing the Elephant" by Karin Abarbanel and Bru...
02/02/2011
February 1, 2011 Have you ever read a headline that makes you go duh!  I have coined a phrase for just this situation.  Usually I use it in reference to scientific studies that get published, for example, "researchers prove that chocolate makes you feel good."  I call these "no sh*!* studies.  Be...
02/01/2011
January 31, 2011 A few days ago I wrote a post about this being a good time to buy a home citing three conditions that I believed make this a desirable time to buy:  Employment Outlook, Consumer Confidence and Interest rates.  Well I was right, at least according to the NAR Baseline Outlook prepa...
01/30/2011
January 27, 2011 A National Association of Realtors poll conducted this month found that both current homeowners and renters feel that buying a home is a positive choice.  70% of homeowners and 48% of renters strongly agree or agree that homeownership will help them acheive the American Dream, wh...
01/27/2011
January 26, 2011 Here are the reasons it's time to buy: 1.  The 2011 NABE Industry Survey indicates that the employment outlook is the highest it has been in 12 years.  42% of firms surveyed announced that they were planning to increase their payroll in the next quarter and only 6% reported plans...
01/26/2011
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