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Well it has been a common scenario that the banks will forgive a deficiency...until now. I recently got an approval for a short sale from Bank Of America and the Short Sale Approval Letter which said:  " XXXX and or it's investors may pursue a deficiency judgement for the difference in the paymen...
I have the 10 megapixel version of this camera and love it. It's a Canon Powershot SX10is. Now they make it in a 12 mp which is the SX20is. You can adjust the resolution to a low setting and not have to resize pics to put in your mls. It even takes video at the quality of a regular video camera p...
$25 COULD HAVE SAVED A HEADACHED - While a friend of mine was away for Thanksgiving some neighbors of his called him to tell him that a hose had burst on his washer and flooded his house in an inch of water....for several days. So, then came the drying process using super dryers. The water had c...
Did you know that a 100 watt incandescent bulb left burning one year would cost about $87 and an equivalent fluorescent bulb of 13watts ( same amount of lumens ) would be $21 for the year. Fluorescent bulbs may cost more ( about $8 ) but they can last for 10000+ hours versus about 750 hours for a...
A RESALE FACT: If you live in a condo or community that does not allow pets, then you have axed at least half of your potential buyers. Can you say wow? So my advice to you is to not buy into a building that does not allow for cats and dogs. It just does not make good business sense. A no pet bui...
Fourteen of Florida's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported increased existing-home sales in April and 11 MSAs also showed gains in condo sales. The national median sales price for existing single-family homes in March 2009 was $174,900, down 11.5 percent from a year earlier, according t...
Good kitty litter makes all the difference ! Yes, I said kitty litter. Why do I care about kitty litter? ...because this brand of kitty litter is going to help you sell your house. How? Because a house that smells like kitty litter leaves an impression and not a good one. Smell, more than anythin...
Condo prices in St Pete Beach are holding their own. There are very few condos on the gulfside priced less than $300k. Across Gulf Blvd ( not gulf front) you could find a condo for less than $250k with most falling between $200 and $250k. A condo in a really nice highrise ( not gulf front but can...
I haven't been on to blog in awhile and I usually try to keep it real estate related,.... but,... this is very important. I just saw this on the news. Orangutans are being killed to stop them from eating the fruit that you get palm oil from. So the next time you go to the grocery store, please ch...
Here are some tips on how to prepare a house to be vacant.A vacant house is going to develop smells. You will open the door and it will smell musty. Every smell that was in that house is going to be amplified from having been closed up. Houses need to breath. Dirty carpet is a big culprit for odo...

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