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I keep reading posts about this House Bill or that House Bill that is pending and will jump start the housing industry. I don't believe the House nor the Senate can fix the problem. Gaping wounds are not restrained by band-aids. Lest you get the wrong impression, I don't have the answer to our cu...
It wasn't so long ago that I was having a conversation with my wife over dinner. We were talking about how quickly things had changed in the real estate market. I shared a few ideas and told her, "I think I will write a blog entry about it."She looked at me and said, "You have been writing about ...
The National Association of Realtors is facing a quandry. They are the main link for multiple listing services across the country. An agent must join their local association in order to have access to the multiple listing service. The listings are owned by the brokers that have an agreement with ...
May you have an easy fast.
You often hear that real estate success is easily reduced to a numbers game. Numbers are bandied about and used to show that if you just follow any system, you can not fail. The numbers also indicate that 8 out of 10 do fail.There is no truth to that statement that if you follow any system you wi...
I just got my mail. Just like every few days there were postcards from real estate agents telling me of home values in my area, telling me they were number one, telling me this is the ideal time to put my house on the market(?), telling me of the homes they have sold recently (? - a quick check o...
There was a time when communication was handled differently. Letters were either hand written or typed, tri-folded and placed in an envelope. A stamp was affixed to the upper right hand corner and the the envelope was mailed to the recipient.I still own a manual typewriter (for you generation Y f...
This is a contest entry to the The Active Rain Buyer Challenge Dear Ms. Hilton,I received your request for information regarding your pending move to the Washington, DC area. There is a lot to share and I hope to cover the pertinent points with this letter. Should I fail to cover something that y...
Well I just finished reading my blog on Market Value. If I knew how to use that thing that makes the words blue, I would have linked Market Value to the blog. I don't, so if you want to read it you will have go back and scroll down and locate that tome.Anyway.Market value is bandied about quite a...
I thought I knew what market value was. Back in the day, market value was pretty darn close to the price someone would pay. I went to the new dictionary on line - wicked pedia files and they had it defined in this fashion.In the US, the most common definition of Market Value is the one promulgate...

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