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2008 

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I went out earlier today (Labor day Sunday) & was amazed at how many people are out looking at property.  It appears that the much lower prices & distressed properties are finally shaking loose some buyers who had been 'on the fence'...hooray! But it appears that realty professionals need to get ...
08/31/2008
A lot of buyers down here (Southeast Florida) don't want to be shown short sale properties b/c the word is out that these can take a considerable amount of time.  Yet, if they want a deal, this may be time well spent.  In life, we have two currencies--our time & money.  You'll pay with one or the...
08/30/2008
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Recently I received a call from a broker-agent who wanted to show one of my listings.  All was well, as we set up the time/day that he'd show the property.  When I called to confirm that my sellers knew about the appointment, I mentioned that the property is on 'supra lockbox', that is, the elect...
08/27/2008
Mortgage lenders now require virtually everyone acquiring a mortgage loan to fund a down payment, even if it's as low as 3% (FHA loans).  On a purchase of $250,000, that 3% translates to $7,500;  closing costs  can be another 3%-6%.  Coming up with this considerable sum of money is especially dif...
08/25/2008
There is trouble in condominium paradise for many South Florida developments: Condominium Associations Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes requires condominium associations to obtain & maintain adequate hazard insurance based on the replacement cost of insured property.  Failure to do so is consi...
08/25/2008
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A rental listing I have in Century Village, Pembroke Pines, Fl. was put on craigslist by the owner.  A few days ago, she was contacted by a Professor John Michael from the UK inquiring about moving for a year, having his furniture moved to the unit, etc.  The lengthy letter goes on to say that he...
08/24/2008
The real estate mantra is to go out only with buyers that are prequalified to buy & have a prequal letter ready to submit with an offer.  That makes total sense.  However, in recent weeks, I've been in touch with would-be buyers who, when asked if they've been prequalified by a lender have replie...
08/21/2008
Following up on my previous blog, today I saw my daughter off on her first day of high school.  Wow, that was quick!  As is our custom, I took her picture just outside our front door--all of her 'first days' have been commemorated that way.  I initially thought my request to have her pose for the...
08/19/2008
This was supposed to be the first day of school for over 230,000 students in Broward county, Fl. Instead, the start of the school year was delayed another day (maybe two if schools don't open till Wednesday) because of Tropical Storm Fay.  I've lived in Florida 30 years, plus another 8 years in t...
08/18/2008
I don't understand why listings aren't automatically included on the international version of realtor.com.  If you have signed up for realtor.com enhanced showcase listing capability, then you can have your listings on www.worldproperties.com. However, you have to register with world properties &...
08/16/2008
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