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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Vantage Realty Group
Providing the very best in service in the Southeastern Massachusetts area. "Vantage";a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view

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2008 

I got to thinking today about how activerain must have come about and how it has come to be. Aside from being a great networking site, it is something else. Something very special. For so many years we were taught to be in constant competition with one another. This was said to be a cut throat bu...
08/31/2008
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Ain't it funny how weeks can go by with relatively no activity and then out of nowhere you get completely slammed. Only in real estate is that a good thing.( think about it) I had a phenomenal week that I hope never ends. I also hope it spreads like a disease and infects all my fellow bloggers. Y...
08/31/2008
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I don't know how some agents are still in business, especially in this market. I have been chasing an agent for over a week. I left several messages at the office(for some reason he hasn't heard of a cell phone yet) and got no response. You see I have a client interested in his new listing. Since...
08/29/2008
I want to share a discussion I had with some of my agents recently. It involved the fees associated with being a "Realtor". The problem isn't with NAR or in my case MAR but rather with our local board. I found it hard pressed to come up with a justified argument as to why we are paying several hu...
08/29/2008
This will Mess With Your Head.   3 MEN GO INTO A MOTEL.  THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK SAID THE ROOM IS $30,SO EACH MAN PAID $10 AND WENT TO THE ROOM.  A WHILE LATER THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK REALIZED THE ROOM WAS ONLY $25,   SO HE SENT THE BELLBOY TO THE 3 GUYS' R OOM WITH $5. ON THE WAY, THE BELLBOY CO...
08/29/2008
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I'm looking to find out what lead generation companies are being used out there. I have been looking at some real estate lead generating websites but I would rather hear from my fellow AR bloggers. Call me cynical but I would rather hear a testimonial from AR than to trust one on the company's we...
08/29/2008
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I love the fact that AR is great place to stay up to date on the news, trends, and just about anything going on in the real estate world. I'm relatively new to AR but I will certainly do my part to blog everything that I deem useful or helpful to my fellow bloggers.
08/28/2008
Here are some key dates to the housing stimulus plan. Oct. 1st 2008; Effective date for $300 billion FHA refinancing expansion. Dec. 31st 2008; One year high-cost $729,750 conforming loan limit expires. Jan. 1 2009; Permanent high-cost $625,500 conforming loan limit becomes effective. April 9, 20...
08/28/2008
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I have a client that had a lien placed on their properties. The lien was satisfied but somehow made its way to their credit reports. When they attempted to find out who reported it to the credit bureau they were told that because it was public information that the bureaus themselves placed it on ...
08/27/2008
With prices at all time lows, I am surprised that there are people out there still paying the rents that they are paying. Let me ask you a few questions to figure out if you could qualify for financing. Do you have a credit score of 580 or more? Do you have 0-3% to put down on a $70,000 house?(ye...
08/25/2008
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