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Real Estate Agent - Charles Rutenberg Realty
RECENT BLOG POSTS
thanks for setting us straightMy Sunday morning always starts with Active rain after a few cups of my drug of choice, coffee. I love to comment but my thoughts always turn to writing a blog post. This is a thank you to Christopher Solomon for his article today about a Buyers Negotiation Boot Camp...
01/06/2010
Buying a home has many different aspects.  As a REALTOR® my job begins when I first meet my buyers and LISTEN to what they are looking for.  If I believe I can HELP - then we are off to look at houses, until we find the right home in the right neighborhood.My job, as a REALTOR® then progresses as...
01/06/2010
ACTIVERAIN MEMBERS EPITOMIZE THE "SOCIAL NETWORKING SUCCESS".  However, they are a small cog in a very large wheel that represents real estate industry advertising.  Joe Manausa responded to a comment on his post, ACTIVE RAIN MEMBERS EPITIMIZE SUCCESS, in which I commented that social media isn't...
01/05/2010
Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing, from a low of 4.5% around November 27, 2009 to above 5% on December 22, 2009.  For the past two months I've been warning that this will eventually happen. It's not because the economy is recovering; it isn't recovering.  The reason mortgage rates will r...
01/05/2010
Do you have the drive to survive, to win, to press on toward the goal? Are you one that sometimes just wants to throw in the towel and quit? It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, there will always be weight that is carried on your shoulders. Do you have what it takes to meet the challenge...
01/04/2010
As a home buyer or seller you should know that all Realtors® are bound by a strict Code of Ethics that was designed to protect you as a consumer.  In your dealings with any Realtor®, you should feel confident that you are being dealt with fairly and honestly. Every agent must make a commitment to...
01/03/2010
HUD has issued a press release stating that they are now offering assistance to homeowners with FHA loans who have defective drywall. HUD has instructed FHA approved lenders to offer special forbearance to homeowners faced with financial hardship due to the effects of defective drywall. “We’re in...
01/03/2010
Every year as part of the new edition of the Swanepoel TRENDS Report the 160 page Report also looks back at the passing year and lists those events that transpired during the year that made headlines and captured the industry’s attention and imagination. The 2010 edition is due for release on Feb...
12/31/2009
Is Real Estate on your Client's Bucket List? You Bet It Is I was thinking about this topic last week when I was finishing up my goal sheet for 2010.  I personally have two real estate purchases I am working toward that effect my immediate goals for 2010.  One is to purchase a single family reside...
12/31/2009
I've been out doing office presentations these past few weeks, and sharing with Brokers and Agents what ActiveRain is all about.  In my travels, I have found that as new members join ActiveRain, it can seem a bit overwhelming because there are so many members, tools, great posts, and let's face ...
12/31/2009