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How's the real estate market in Kansas City? This is the number one question I get asked every single day. I don't take it personally because I realize that most homeowners are concerned about the equity in their home and they hear all the negative news from the media that makes them worry.My r...
Strange but true. Be sure to water your lawn in Utah!http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/09/19/intv.hill.lawn.arrest.cnn?iref=videosearch
You know, I've had the "pleasure" of working with several relocation companies in the last couple of years and although I love working with relocation clients, I've about had it with their relocation companies.I suppose it's bad enough that they "double dip" from both the company paying for their...
The Federal Reserve voted to cut the Fed Funds rate by a half-percentage point to 4.75 percent. This is the first time the central bank has cut the fed funds rate since June 2003. The Fed Funds rate affects a range of consumer loans, including home equity and mortgages. Lower mortgage rates would...
Last year, sellers in Alpine, N.J., took their lumps like the rest of those trying to unload their properties in today's real estate market. The borough (population: 2,200) saw sales volume plummet by nearly half. Only 19 homes were sold between July 2006 and June 2007, compared to 36 the year be...
As I said in my last post, "The trick to negotiating is getting more information. Typically the person that knows the most information has the biggest advantage. What's the best way to get more information? Ask good questions.By asking questions right up front, you'll learn what's important to t...
I was speaking with one of my clients this week about an offer we received on their house. As usual it was a lowball offer and they were very upset. I told them not to worry because I've been through this a hundred times and you simply have to go through the motions to find out what's most impor...
I thought this was somewhat interesting. Zillow has provided a list of Famous TV Homes on their site. http://www.zillow.com/howto/FamousBirdsEye.htm The list starts of with the Sopranos House located at 14 Aspen Drive, North Caldwell NJ and includes Grey's Anatomy Interns' House Friends Apartmen...