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2011 

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Perhaps A Confused Market would have been a better headline. Each week new and often contradicting data and opinions about the state of the real estate market is released by various groups that surround the market. While existing-home sales rose again in January and are outpacing year-ago levels,...
02/28/2011
It's always funny to me ( I was going to say amazing, but little amazes me anymore in real estate) how mixed the messages are that come out of our industry every week. Depending upon what you read and from whom, the market is up or it's down. Existing home sales went down, then they went up and n...
02/24/2011
An article by Bob Hunt in yesterday's RealtyTimes (click here to read the article) was written about the California Department  of Real Estate (the DRE) taking on the issue of all of the recent designations, which are mostly for marketing purposes, of so-called experts and even certified experts ...
02/23/2011
Many people have have become more energy conscience. They have replaced drafty doors and windows, caulked everything in sight, put in extra insulation, replaced regular light bulbs with new CFL's and maybe updated major appliances to EnergyStar rated ones. Maybe it's also time to go vampire hunti...
02/22/2011
It's that time of the year again in Michigan when people line up at their local townships to take their 5 minute shot at getting their property taxes lowered...yet again. The local assessors have been lowering property values rather dramatically the last coupel of years, especially since they swi...
02/20/2011
Every now and then a story like the one that appeared February 14th in the Buffalo News comes along to remind us that no matter how outrageous the act may be, banks have the right to a form of home invasion under the provisions of the mortgage. OK, maybe that term is a bit outrageous, too; howeve...
02/17/2011
Every now and then a story like the one that appeared February 14th in the Buffalo News comes along to remind us that no matter how outrageous the act may be, banks have the right to a form of rape of homeowners under the provisions of the mortgage. OK, maybe that term is a bit outrageous, too; h...
02/17/2011
I read a story today in one of our local papers (the only one that delivers 7 days a week anymore) that the folks in the state equalization boards who are charged with trying to keep property assessments in line with the prevailing market values now see 2013 as the turn around year for the curren...
02/16/2011
Did you see the story in the Realtor®Mag news feed today about the guy who sold the same New York building twice to two Connecticut real estate agents? One "bought it for only $22,000 with a $2,500 cash down payment in advance. The second agent got a better deal - only $10,000 cash for the buildi...
02/15/2011
In a press release concerning the Obama administration's plans for the phasing out of quasi-governmental secondary lenders such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, NAR tried to stake out a position supporting future government involvement, without sounding too much like they are defending a scared ox....
02/15/2011
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