201906.05
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Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Imelda Marcos has nothing on me when it comes to shoe fetishes.   My compulsion is to constantly replace my tennis shoes.   Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Head, Wilson, Babolat . . . they must invest huge sums in the technology to expedite the breakdown of the cushioning in the sole of the shoe.    But I digress….

201905.03
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Sales Procrastination? Consider Your Timing

So you know you need to sell your home.  The reasons are many.   The alibis for procrastination are also many. Sometimes procrastination works in your favor.   Low priority things that you ignore long enough may eventually become altogether unnecessary.    How high a priority is it to sell your home? Once you find the motivation and…

201903.01
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The Opportunity Cost of Home Ownership

Some might think me crazy, being a person whose livelihood depends largely on commerce in real estate.   But it has to be acknowledged!   There is an opportunity cost to being a homeowner.  I have been a homeowner since I got out of school and found a seller crazy enough to owner finance my first home…

201901.03
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Great Advice for Self-Employed Mortgage Shoppers

Ever since the knee jerk reaction to the crash of  Oh Eight, self-employed borrowers have often been intimidated away from  the mortgage application process. Despite self-employed (the “gig economy”) vocations growing as a market segment, Fear and trepidation have caused a significant 10 year drop off of self-employed applications for home loans.  Dodd-Frank, the 900…

201802.19
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What does Terrorism have in common with a Survey?

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!! Your realtor is in a unique position to help identify problems that call for further investigation.  Consider the surveyor to be like a good law enforcement officer.   Even your closing attorney can’t help unless the realtor alerts him to issues that presented themselves at home inspection, walk-thru, or when…

201801.09
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Most Common Closing Glitch for Buyers

To quote a philosophical Bruce Lee, pioneering marshal arts movie star, when he was interviewed shortly before he died from accidental fight injuries in filming:  “There is only one way to come into life, but many ways to go out of it.” Many people want to know what is the most common way for a…