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By now everyone has heard of the subprime fallout and the effect it's having on our economy. In a nutshell, some lenders made loans to people without requiring a down payment or even verification of income, and once interest rates went up, some owners have found it easier to walk away than to...
03/24/2008
By now everyone has heard of the subprime fallout and the effect it's having on our economy. In a nutshell, some lenders made loans to people without requiring a down payment or even verification of income, and once interest rates went up, some owners have found it easier to walk away than to...
03/24/2008
As I prepare this morning for my buyers today, I am excited to get outside and show homes. I wont have to put on three layers of clothing, get out my snow boots and fear breaking my nose again (another long story). It is sunny and bright outside. What a boost for our disposition.This is certainly...
03/03/2008
You've decided it's finally time to shop for your first home or a new home. GREAT!! Now before you get into your car and start driving around through neighborhoods, do yourself a HUGE favor, call your local realtor. Your realtor is a pro who searches the market every day for homes that ar...
02/06/2008
Many people are looking at the current real estate market as a terrible thing. Our team on the other hand is seeing the silver lining for our clients. Several years ago, the market offered us very good interest rates, but at that time, we were in the depths of a seller's market and home price...
01/25/2008
We are hearing every day now that the housing market is in a huge crisis. The more it is said, the worse it gets. As realtors, it is becoming frustrating that the buyers now think they know everything about the market because of the news media. We are working with many buyers right now that are w...
11/28/2007
With the housing market being center stage right now on the news, it is hard to get through a day without hearing someone who claims to be an expert, or who knows what is going to happen with the national market regardless of where they live.  I am hoping that you will listen to just one more com...
11/01/2007
This is a question that many people wonder about when looking for a home. There are many articles written that speak to reasons such as negotiating, providing you comparables, helping the client to understand the process and preparing the paperwork.Being the rebel that I am, I decided to forego t...
10/12/2007
When someone asks me what the market is like right now, this has become the answer. There are so many homes for buyers to choose from and the tendency is for the initial offers to be quite low, so hence we counter, they counter, we counter....well, you get the picture.... A few years ago, there w...
10/10/2007
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I have been trying to start my blogging...so here goes...Today, I was going to meet clients at a listing of mine and walked into a situation that is making me rethink some of my recent views on open houses...This was a second showing on the listing and yesterday I had shown these clients several ...
03/18/2007
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