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This is the last day of 2008 and what a rollercoaster year it has been.  Up and down, some good, mostly difficult but there is always hope.  The key to surviving is attitude.  Yes it is very hard when nothing but bad luck appears to be coming your way, no job, no money, nothing seems to be in you...
12/31/2008
Hard to believe that just a couple of years back lots were selling from the $40's to high $100's.  After doing some research today, homes can be purchased for $39,900 and up.  Many homes range in the $60's to 100's that have never been lived in.  1600 to 2400 square feet of living area.  Foreclos...
12/30/2008
It seems that we are in the forefront of the national news.  Once the shinning star we are now on the opposite end of the spectrum.  But families, singles, mingles, boomers and the like all still live here and still want to come here.  Driving back from Tampa yesterday across the rivers, with the...
12/29/2008
Reading again that sales of existing homes was up a whopping 64% from 2007.  600 hones were closed in November of 2008 as compared to 365 in November 2007.  Yes there is a silver lining.  Prices have tumbled by 53%.  Should you buy now?  The answer is a resounding YES!  Will prices fall further, ...
12/27/2008
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2009 will not be the breakout year in housing unless you are a Realtor!  Having closed 2 single family building companies in SW Florida since moving here in 2005, then 2 days before Thanksgiving this year being fired I know the difficulty hew homes sales people are and will be in.  Being fired is...
12/26/2008
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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2009.  The last 2 years have been brutal in residentail contruction and it will probably be tough for a while longer. Thsnkfully people want a home and prices are adjusting and interest rates are lower than ever.  Keep the faith 2009 can be a GO...
12/25/2008
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Today's headline, say it all about SW Florida.  Prices way down and sales up.  600 homes sold in November up from 365 in 07.  Prices fall again but how low will they go?  It is like interest rate they really can't go below zero.  But homes that sold for 400,000 3 years ago are now under $200,000 ...
12/24/2008
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Holiday time is a GRAT time to sell homes.  A lot of agents take time off so you are the one that can get the leads and sales.  Especially here in SW Florida where the temperature is in the 70 and 80's, the golf is great, and the beaches are wonderful this is the place to be.  I appreciate any re...
12/23/2008
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People say homebuilding is BAD and I agree it is in th epits.  But ATTITUDE speaks voliumes about your altitude.  I was fired, yes hard to take when you are mature, doing a grest job but they want to pay less and I will assume get less but that is life.  I am out there every day hustling and gett...
12/22/2008
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Who looking home on wants to purchase a home for about $60,000 with a renter paying $900 a month!!  This is a nice looking home on a great lot.  And this is just one of many available.  SW Florida is the bargain capital of the country when it comes to real estate.  Quarter and half acre lots that...
12/22/2008
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