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By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Zoning Laws . . . The Hidden Governing Factor Under all is land . . . but under land is -- ZONING!! Most people don't realize that Zoning Laws are here . . . there . . . and everywhere.  In real estate, Zoning Laws are not discussed all that often, unless there's some type of dispute.  B...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 42
“Bait and Switch is Alive and Well”   I was reading an article about a fine that was assessed by the CFPB against Amerisave Mortgage Corporation and its affiliate Novo Appraisal Management Company. The fine was 19.3 million big ones.   This bait and switch stuff has been going on in the mortgage ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 50
Grueling Week ~ I do NOT want more, PLEASE!! There are many in the general public, and even a few in the real estate industry, that think being a real estate agent is easy.   To those that may think this . . .  I would love to do a FREAKY FRIDAY and exchange this past week of GRUEL with them! It ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 24
Saturday Subscriber Finds 64 Hi, and thanks for stopping by the 64th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Today I would like to introduce you to three members with no particular theme in mind. I stumbled across these members this week, and I've enjoyed reading each one of them, so I wanted t...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 37
Why Does Kathleen Daniels Vet Buyers On San Jose Homes For Sale??   Kathleen Daniels has a policy and a promise to the sellers of the San Jose homes she lists to attempt to vet out  buyers on all offers received. To vet a buyer means to verify or check for validity, authenticity and accuracy. Muc...
By Marcie Sandalow, Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate
(Marcie Sandalow Evers & Company Real Estate 301.758.4894 )
Comments 32
Murphy's Law. Bad Luck.  Crappy Timing.  There's a lot of stuff that can happen to your home as you prepare to list it for sale. And it's understandable. As (most of) you begin the long slog of de-cluttering, primping and getting ready for photos, some problems are revealed.  Could be...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 9
  CHFA Revising Income & Sales Price Limits On August 18, 2014.  The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is Connecticut’s Premier Mortgage Loan Program for “First Time Homebuyers”.  CHFA is a Quasi Government Agency that provides a 30-year fixed rate Mortgage Program, with an intere...
By Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD)
Comments 36
The Two Most Misused Phrases in Real Estate Negotiations   Do you mean what you say and say what you mean? It sounds simple enough, yet curiously I'm finding this basic tenant of negotiation is being ignored by many Realtors and their clients in today's marketplace. In this busy Spring 20...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  I Won't Crawl Under Your Home, You Have Animals Living Under There!   I consider myself an animal lover of sorts; pets, wildlife, humane treatment and consumption. I think we can live harmoniously the animals but there are some things that I won't do. Crawling into their home is one of ...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 33
The Frankin TN housing market has been crazy this year. Homes that are priced appropriately and properly prepared for sale are selling quickly. You would think that buyers would be knocking our doors down trying to find the right buyer's agent to help them buy a home. Instead, what I am findi...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 46
Meet Up at Dagny's in Wilton, CT 8-14-14 We had record numbers !!!!   27 attendees!  We all had a really great time! Phil Faranda needed to do the ALS Ice Challenge with some witnesses..... Kirk's (Kirk Eason  = Dagny's husband) book was also admired by all - some actually bought it o...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc)
Comments 46
Sellers please let the agents show and the buyers view your house. Years ago my husband's company transferred him to another state.  We needed to sell our house.  I was an active REALTOR at the time and so I listed the house before we relocated. This was a custom built home and the contractor...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 73
Home inspections could easily turn into a listing agent’s nightmare.  I reference listing agent because, in my opinion, the listing agent is the guide on the seller’s end of the transaction.  I use the term “guide” because the seller should be taking direction from the listing agent, if the list...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 61
Four tips for Telemarketers or how to avoid an instant hangup! This was the result of a phone call not 15 minutes ago! Ask if this is a good time to talk! If I have three contracts in front of me or a client in my office I don't have time for your unsolicited phone call. Ask the question and ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 94
This morning, I posted my quarterly affordable home market report for one of the northern Colorado communities that we cover. And I did something that has left me deeply unsettled - I changed our working definition of "affordable".   In the past, we considered homes priced $200K and und...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 38
Life is good. Its free and you may do what you will with it. It requires no training or instruction because it is set up to learn about as you go. Imagine that. On the way, you may detour, explore, investigate, time-out, journey and just about anything your little self-contained unit wants to do....
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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What Does Motivated Seller Really Mean? These words are used in our daily real estate jargon and also used in the wording in the Multiple Listing Services. We see them so often that we tend to be numb to what is really being said. What does it really mean? When showing a property this week, I rea...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 36
Attention:  All Maryland real estate agents and real estate brokers. The announcement below is fair warning to maryland real estate licensees who recommend service providers; home inspectors, radon testing companies or any vendor where a Maryland license to operate is needed.  New Regulation for ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 74
"How do we know who pays for what?" asked a Home Buyer. They were refusing to pay for the Oil in the tank at closing. Here in NH it is customary for the Buyer to pay a pro-ration to the seller for "fuel in storage." The tank is measured the day before closing and the amount is...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 46
There are many home sellers who wish they had hired a better real estate company when they first put their home on the market. They didn't put much thought into it at the time, but now they find themselves locked into a long-term contract with an agent or organization that will not be selling...
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