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From an upcoming newletter! Foreclosures By now, it seems as if every angle of the residential foreclosure debacle has been written about. . Following are observations about buying a foreclosure learned from the field: •· Buyers who are interested in a well-located foreclosed property t...
A harowing listing tale: For the past 6 months, I've had a short sale listing in a gated, condo complex. The condo is a 2 story, 3 bedroom/3bath unit priced at $124,900. Not surprisingly, I've had an unbelievable amount of calls on it. Unfortunately, for all but perhaps the past 14 days or so...
This is an article from my upcoming newsletter: Sales While still low in numbers, local (Southeast Florida) residential home sales have been spurred in recent months by significant price declines, very low mortgage rates and, for first time homebuyers, a federal tax credit of $8,000 available if ...
Easter Sunday's rescue of Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama ship hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean was the stuff of movies & heroes. He had shown tremendous courage & moral fortitude, placing himself in the pirates' hands in exchange for his crew's release. The navy seals' pr...
In Southeast Florida, the cheaper, the better or so it seems! The median price of properties continues to decline as bargain hunters come out in droves, looking to deal. Bidding wars on single family homes priced under $200K are becoming more likely. As single family homes (mostly short sale &...
A Blessed and Joyful Easter to all the active rainers out there & families!
Our local paper down here had an interesting article about folks wanting to buy smaller homes! I'm not surprised. A smaller footprint makes a lot of sense economically. Living smaller certainly makes you prioritize what you keep & what you throw out & there's no question that lower utility bil...