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2008 

I had planned to work real estate this morning with an appointment with my buyer and the building inspector at 9 AM then a quick stop at the office to submit an offer and take care of a few details.  I was going to spend the afternoon at home filing and getting ready for the accountant for my tax...
02/29/2008
I know it is a "buyer's market" and the media keeps telling you that you will be able to negotiate prices down.  This is true in many cases but how much below asking price should you offer? The best way to know where to start is to ask your buyer's agent to give you a buyer's market analysis.  Th...
02/29/2008
I worked with someone today who made me think about how we respond to what the people we work want.  This buyer had been out looking at houses with another agent but his friend gave him my card after seeing me at a house he was interested in.  I met this buyer this morning to show him the house a...
02/28/2008
You are looking for a new house.  You have spoken with a mortgage representative who has given you the amount you are qualified for and you are surprised that the amount is so high.  Make sure that you have asked how much your monthly payment will be for principle and interest.  Remember that you...
02/28/2008
Hey New York buyer's have you heard it is a Buyer's Market?  Well it is sort of.  What you won't find so much of here in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties are house going for pennies on the dollar and don't expect that once you find the perfect house that no one else will be bidding on it.  T...
02/26/2008
As I stated in the blog yesterday, I am currently involved in assisting in planning a county wide first time home-buyer Fair, Catch The Dream Orange County.  I want to thank those of you who gave me ideas and links to other articles that will help.  Anyway, I was at my office yesterday afternoon ...
02/26/2008
Well I finally heard from the listing agent this morning on an offer I faxed to his office last Thursday.  I confirmed that the offer was received at the office although the agent himself was not in at the time.  I followed up with a call to his cell phone on Friday and a call to his office voice...
02/25/2008
Good Morning,This week I will be attending a planning session for Catch the Dream Orange County a home-buyer information fair and vendor bazaar.  I am excited about being involved in this effort.  I was a vendor at the fair last year along with two other agents from my office and it was great for...
02/25/2008
LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO - FUND RAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE PINE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY Friday March 8th, 2008 7:00 PM at the fellowship hall of the Methodist church in Pine Bush (snow date March 14th) Come to this fund-raising event to raise $$ to keep our graduates safe on gra...
02/25/2008
I went to Borders today and bought the book "The Positive No" that I mentioned in my last post.  I will be reading it and I'll let you all know what I think.  I hope that it will help me to continue to help people without burning myself out by doing too much for those who will continue to use you...
02/24/2008
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