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How to Beat the Awful Statistics on the Number of New Businesses that FAIL in the First Three Years

You might not notice from reading our Blog but we actually love helping our clients with business transactions as much as real estate transactions! I never thought I’d hear something so coherent from someone sometimes thought of as a “Hollywood Ditz”, but this interview is a very interesting and thought provoking lesson for young entrepreneurs:…

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Fear Mongering to Motivate Home Ownership?

The ever entertaining and thought provoking NREP (National Real Estate Post), formerly known as TBWS (Think Big Work Small) challenges our national leadership and loan regulators to promote home ownership by easing qualification regulations.  /Shocking Zillow Renter Report The NREP blog also points out that the 50 year low in the home ownership index  may…

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When a Deal is not a Deal

A wise man once said, and many wise real estate investors have repeated it :  “You make your money when you buy, not when you sell.” The point is that you don’t want to overspend on an investment or you can forget realizing a profit in this lifetime!  Sometimes it makes sense for a buyer…

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Lingering Missinformation on Short Sales

Among our sustained flow of new short sale clients, we still have surprising instances of absolute misinformation about the process that causes many homeowners to suffer from the paralysis of analysis and delay starting their short sale for far too long.   Sources of misinformation are plentiful, and that is before you even get to the…

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Timing Your Short Sale

Southeastern Virginia is blessed to have a relatively high percentage of military homeowners and therefore a higher percentage of homes than in most parts of the country with VA loans and therefore, thanks to the low down payment requirements for VA loans,  a higher lingering inventory of “upside down” or “underwater” homes.   Military homeowners…