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2009 

There is no such thing as a bad buyer, just bad deals. I have had buyers skip out on me after putting work in for them. But I chose to make it a positive experience. It gave me a chance to take a good hard look at myself and try to improve. Have I picked up a bad habit somewhere along the way? Wa...
11/29/2009
I've read a bunch of posts and articles lately about the use of short sales and foreclosures as comparables for appraisals. This is something that is frustrating the hell out of a lot of sellers, as well as some Realtors(R). I had a contract accepted for a buyer about two weeks ago and everything...
11/25/2009
  Hi folks, Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many of us have plenty to be thankful for. However, for some this time of year can be very stressful. John Elwell wrote a post about Toys For Tots. This program is run my the United States Marine Corps Reserve. As you all know I served as a United ...
11/24/2009
  This is good information for buyers to be aware of. Waiting for a short sale approval can be frustrating for all parties concerned. This post is for your reading pleasure:   Hi folks. Allison Stewart wrote a very good post this week titled WALK THIS WAY... CAN BUYERS JUST WALK AWAY FROM A CONTR...
11/23/2009
  Here is some good information about buying investment properties. Foreclosures in particular.   Buying an Investment property in Florida right now can be lucrative but it's not easy. Here is some information that may help.If you want to purchase a Foreclosure you will not have time to look at t...
11/22/2009
Broker Bryant, I have never purchased a home on Short Sale thus I am unfamilar with the term, does it mean they will entertain offers?  Does a Short Sale mean it might be foreclosed on?  Thanks,Mr. Needer Know          Hi Needer, When purchasing a Short Sale the negotiations are between  the Buye...
11/22/2009
  If you are buying in Poinciana, Florida the following information will be helpful.   How many times have you heard "I want to buy a foreclosure so I can get a deal" and "I was told I could buy foreclosures for 20% less than asking price"? I hear these things every day. It's frustrating when you...
11/22/2009
I don’t know, but wait until you hear this. A couple days ago I called a mortgage broker for my buyer to ask a question about a USDA loan. I just had a quick and easy question for the guy. I asked him why the buyer qualified for a $120,000 USDA vs $80,000 FHA. And then BAM!!!! He hit me with a br...
11/21/2009
  Hi folks, Broker Bryant posted a good article about FHA and USDA buyers. Enjoy the read!   FHA Buyers, at least in my market, are normally placing the minimum amount down, 3.5%, and asking the Seller to pay 6% towards their closing costs. In a market where 87% of the sales are distressed proper...
11/19/2009
I recently left the United States Marine Corps after serving 14 years. It’s quite a transition. I now lack the ability to order people to do their jobs correctly (“Go clean the head”). I also lack the ability to hold people accountable for their actions, at least in a direct manner (“Get on your ...
11/17/2009
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