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2008 

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Much has been written about why the financial institutions are in the predicatment they're in.  Certainly there is blame to go around. But, as a former financial institution regulatory examiner with the FDIC & the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), the federal agencies in charge of regulating co...
09/30/2008
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By now, most of us have had to deal with a short sale transaction--as a list or selling agent. Most recently,  I showed a lovely short sale condo that greatly excited my customers--this was the one!  As we drove back to my office (in separate cars), I called the list agent & asked if there were a...
09/28/2008
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I'm participating in a new, company-wide initiative that started 10 days ago.  Select associates from each of my broker's offices have been teamed up to rev up their prospecting efforts (the program is intended to increase the lifeblood of the busines, i.e. listings). We are to record what we do ...
09/25/2008
(Excerpt from my newsletter) Buying properties that are candidates for a short sale or a foreclosed property,  both known as distressed properties, can be significantly more difficult than purchasing a well-maintained home conventionally from the owner.  Many buyers & their agents actually avoid ...
09/22/2008
I recently had a rental listing in Century Village, Pembroke Pines, Fl. that was a real eye opener for me & the unit's out of state owners.  The owners were surprised & disappointed, as the listing went on, at the lack of showings & offers & at the continued need to reduce the monthly rent.  We h...
09/20/2008
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I realize that gated communities are here to stay.  But showing properties in these communities can be a nightmare.  On Sunday I had to show properties in 3 separate gated communities---and had difficulties with each one.  Gated Community #1 This development in Miramar can't be accessed during th...
09/16/2008
Down here in Southeast Florida, 'buyers' are all over the place--sadly, many haven't a clue about what they need to do to purchase.  They insist that properties have to be in pristine condition & the price has to be rock bottom.  Buyers want their closing costs paid by the sellers, haven't been t...
09/13/2008
I enjoy watching 'Extreme Makeover-Home Edition' for the same reasons I enjoy HGTV & 'This Old House'-- I like houses.  However, as I watch the extreme show, I can't help wondering "How well-built can this house be?"  Imagine, in just one week, these builders & designers put together, in effect, ...
09/08/2008
(Excerpt from my newsletter) Front Entry The front entry of a home can make or break the sale of a property.  Buyers inevitably form an opinion of the entire property based on those initial impressions of the residence.  To assure a very positive first impression & hopefully a sale, consider impl...
09/08/2008
The pastor of the church I used to attend would often say that Florida has two seasons:  the summer season and the sauna season.  That always got a chuckle from the congregation b/c it was an amusing way to describe, very aptly, this state's weather.  In September, however, I'd add that we also h...
09/05/2008
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