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Yesterday, we had a monsoon rain storm in our area.  One of our listings, owned by an investor I work with, had the basement flood just 2 weeks after a total rehab.  Ruined the carpeting and caused some damage to the finished walls.  He found out from the neighbors that this is not the first time...
08/08/2007
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1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while health...
08/07/2007
We recently sold one of our listings to a first time buyer.  This home was a rehab by an investor that we starting working with late last year.  During the rehab we advised the Seller to produce a quality product and that it would sell for a profit.  Unfortunately, this investor was a penny pinch...
08/05/2007
Yes, Water cooler Realtors.  You know the type.  Always hanging around the office bitching and moaning about how bad the market is.  Is this a bad thing?  I say NO!  While these Realtors, and I use that word loosely, are crying in their coffee, good professional Realtors are out developing new ma...
08/03/2007
   There's no doubt, your home is a substantial investment.  So it makes sense to protect it to maximize its value.  One way to do this is with regular maintenance.  While many homeowners keep their homes spotless on the inside, they may not be aware of what needs to be done to the exterior or "s...
07/31/2007
Don't trust your credit report!  A recent study by Consumer Reports finds that nearly half of all credit reports contain errors.  Paul Richard, author of a popular do-it-yourself credit guidebook and vice-president of the California-based National Center For Financial Education, recommends checki...
07/31/2007
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this...•  57 Asians•  27 Europeans•  14 from the Western Hemisphere (north & south)•  8 Africans•  52 would be female•  48 would be male•  70 w...
07/30/2007
"I see you were last employed by a psychiatrist," said the employer to the applicant.  "Well," she replied, "I just couldn't win.  If I was late, I was hostile.  If I was early, I had an anxiety disorder.  If I was on time, I was compulsive." It figures, no matter what you do you can't please som...
07/30/2007
Whether you're a parent sending your child to college or an adult wanting to return to college, there are great tips to help you afford the high cost of tuition.  College costs are rising at a rate faster than inflation.  In fact, tuition and fees at private schools now average $16,332 per year. ...
07/25/2007
"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!"Teddy Roosevelt
07/25/2007
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