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2008 

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It's Halloween day & for the first time, ever, I haven't purchased any candy!!  The month went too quickly.  Since I live in a family neighborhood & can reasonably expect as many as 60 young visitors this evening, there is no doubt I'll be at my local grocery store purchasing the sweet stuff.  In...
10/31/2008
ENJOY A WARM WINTER THIS YEAR!  NEWER SIDE OF CENTURY VILLAGE; LOVELY  APARTMENT, WITH TERRIFIC LAKEVIEW, READY FOR ITS NEXT TENANT!  2 BEDROOMS/2 BATHS; SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN, WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT, TASTEFULLY FURNISHED LIVING, DINING & BEDROOM FURNITURE; KITCHEN TABLE; HOPA; ENJOY CENTURY VILLAGE S...
10/31/2008
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Despite the extensive publicity that the housing downturn has had & the cottage industry that has evolved around it (i.e. the plethora of advice columns & articles on staging a property), many sellers remain resistant to making changes, even temporary ones, to stage-to-sell their properties.  The...
10/22/2008
In South Florida, it's very difficult to get a listing that wouldn't be a short sale.  Here's my latest, located at "Palms at Pembroke" development in Pembroke Pines, Fl.: TWO BEDROOM/2.5 BATH CONDO TOWNHOME FANTASTIC TOWNHOME IN THE HEART OF PEMBROKE PINES; WOOD LAMINATE FLOORING DOWNSTAIRS, CAR...
10/17/2008
Some weeks ago, I blogged about the home across the street that had been trashed by its owners.  In effect, the owners moved to a rental nearby & proceeded to gut the house, i.e. they removed the kitchen cabinets, sink & appliances (except for an old refrigerator); left mounds of trash behind; re...
10/12/2008
Just one generation ago (my parents'), financial lives were much simpler.  My parents had one savings account, one credit card (Sears) used for appliance purchases & one vehicle; they would cash their checks on payday, put the cash under a mat in the hall closet & pay bills with money orders.  Gr...
10/12/2008
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(Excerpt from my newsletter) The recent upheaval in the credit & banking sectors has had an immediate effect on interest rates & credit availability.  There is plenty of frustration to go around for buyers & homesellers alike.  Buyers must now come up with higher down payments & have very good or...
10/07/2008
I submitted a 'short sale' package to my customers' lender on Thursday (10/02) & called today to confirm receipt of same (I have the FAX confirm sheet from my end, but want to know that someone has taken actual possession of the package).  I was told to call back on Friday, 10/10 to check if the ...
10/06/2008
I've had a deal going on for the past month with a wonderful buyer.  Twelve days after the contract's effective date (when we received bank approval for the short sale), he was told by his lender that the development he wants to buy into isn't 'FHA approved".  However, the bank sent the buyer the...
10/02/2008
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