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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I had a recent experience where creative thinking resulted in my listing being sold and ended a nightmare for my client. She unknowingly closed on a home loan she understood to be a normal arm product, arranged by a man she was involved with.  The loan was in fact an option arm, and the loan amou...
06/15/2009
I love cats! Actually I love all furry critters so when my son brought home a female cat who had been abused I was glad to help her.  Bella is a 5 year old female who had never been spade so we scheduled her shots, a necessary preliminary, along with blood work due to her age.  In the meantime we...
06/30/2008
The common assumption by many people who purchase a townhome is that the association takes care of everything on the building exterior and the grounds for them and the association fee covers those expenses, including in many cases insurance on the building.  The reality can be quite different. Wh...
06/25/2008
We just returned from a week long visit to The Netherlands to attend our son's wedding and meet our new daughter-in-law's family.  It was a real eye opener for this American Realtor! Our first stop was a bed and breakfast in Amsterdam.  Really just a room rented out in one of those grand old buil...
06/16/2008
With the reemergence of FHA financing as a major vehicle in the real estate market it feels as though the old days have returned with a new slant.  When I began my career in real estate conventional financing was the predominant mode of financing and realtors never checked the rates because they ...
05/20/2008
I recently had a meeting with a representative of The Star Tribune, our local newspaper, regarding the type of articles being featured on their front page about the housing market.  The articles have been sensationalistic in the manner of the tabloids found in supermarket news stands, and while t...
04/29/2008
A recent law suit filed in Arizona is making history and may result in increased pressure on sellers pertaining to disclosures.  A buyer is suing the former owners of his home for not disclosing that his next door neighbor is a problematic person.  The buyer is claiming that the behavior of this ...
04/02/2008
The median price of homes sold in the Twin Cities metro area during February dropped 12.5%, falling below $200,000 for the first time in at least four years. This decline was one of the largest yet and shows the growing number of foreclosure is having an impact behond the families that are losing...
03/18/2008
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