On his radio show recently when giving advice to a young man who is trying hard to work his way out of a financial disaster, Dave referred to those dependent on Social Security for income as LOSERS.  Dave seems to think that it's a no-brainer that everyone should be debt free and have sufficient ...
Most people don't have much experience in selling a home and there is so much they need to know.  It's not likely that they'll absorb everything in a single meeting and everyone learns differently, so it's up to the Realtor to assess the seller's situation and respond accordingly.   I heard an ag...
04/29/2011  will analyze any website for marketing effectiveness and gives helpful suggestions for improving its SEO.  The top score is 100 and is based on several major categories: I. Create Content.  Hint: having an active blog with good content is VERY important. II. Optimize. Tips ...
In the days when housing was appreciating at a good clip, even with 100% financing, equity buildup happened in a short period of time and if you needed to sell, it was possible to make a profit even in a couple of years.  Currently, home values are still falling (at least in Tallahassee) and if y...
When you put your house up for sale, the market starts sending you messages: If your house has been for sale at least two weeks and you don't have any showings, Market says: your house is priced way too high and agents won't show it to their clients If you have showings, but no offers within thre...
Even if you are wise (or lucky) enough to have a property with a paid-up mortgage, it's never free and clear as long as homeowners are required to pay property taxes and/or any new assessment or requirement the local and/or federal government comes up with. And they can foreclose your property if...
If you're going to make a video, make it interesting, short, and helpful like the one that Anita Clark did in her blog. It's a great template for providing information on subdivisions. Great Job Anita! Tara Estates Subdivision, Warner Robins GA 31088 - Warner Robins Real Estate Tara Estates Subd...
The Tallahassee Democrat (via Orlando Sentinel) recently posted an article warning novice investors that they could easily lose money if they don't know what they're doing. The article described an investor who won the bid on a house and it turned out that he'd bought a $100,000 2nd mortgage. The...
  Today we celebrate renewal of life and renewed hope in the future. Easter is a day to be joyful. However you spend the day, use every opportunity to extend love and kindness to all you meet.  "May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart b...
I casually studied Feng Shui a few years ago as part of an effort to immerse myself and understand the culture of the San Francisco bay area when I worked and lived in Silicon Valley.  Every book store I went into had an entire section on Feng Shui.  I bought and studied several books, attended a...

Colleen McConnell

Tallahassee Retired Realtor
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