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 Ijust attended a great seminar "Selling New Homes".  it was all day and jammed packed with info. I used one tip that they talked about and sold a house today.   They also have a weekly podcast that is archived so you can listen to the past and current programs.   They have been very helpful to m...
05/17/2008
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To All:   "TALENT WITHOUT DISCIPLINE IS LIKE AN OCTOPUS ON ROLLER SKATES. THERE'S PLENTY OF MOVEMENT, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO BE FORWARD, BACKWARD, OR SIDEWAYS." H Jackson Brown Jr. And just like that strange visual of an octopus on skates, so goes the volatile Bond market in recent d...
05/12/2008
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 Spring is finally here in Minnesota and Wisconsin!!! We have had a very cool Spring.  All the snow is gone but people want to stay in until it warms up.  This prepares us for the activity to come.  I spoke to a large local retailer and they said their activity is slow until it warms up.   We on ...
05/07/2008
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To all,"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER." It's a phrase used by many, and last week was an important one to be in the know, as Bonds and home loan rates were affected by many big newsmakers and market shakers. Bonds and home loan rates found some improvement in the early part of the week, leading into the Fed...
05/05/2008
 I got up this morning and my tank was leaking on my toilet so I had water everywhere.  Not as bad as the picture I enclosed but bad enough.  I was thinking that this relates to real estate because a little consistant effort leads to good results.  What started out as a small leak grew and became...
05/01/2008
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To all: Fed Focus The Fed has been walking a delicate line of trying to stimulate the economy without stoking inflation too much. Unfortunately the Fed is faced with continued signs of economic weakness amid rising price pressures. Most analysts believe the Fed's biggest worry is the stumbling ec...
04/29/2008
And there were some big changes indeed for Bonds and home loan rates last week - but not necessarily all in the "right direction". For most of the week, Bond prices were pummeled lower, causing home loan rates to rise - and even after a Friday afternoon rally, home loan rates worsened by about .2...
04/24/2008
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  To all,New Home Sales data is compiled monthly by the Department of Commerce's Census Bureau and is gathered from builders throughout the country. The data represents new home sales for the nation as well as four areas of the country: the Northeast, the Midwest, the South, and the West. Informa...
04/21/2008
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The auction option for people has been making it's way around here.  A new idea has come up where a local casino buys a house and sells X number of raffle tickets at $50 per ticket.  For a lower priced house sounds pretty creative to me. I would like some comments to see if anyone has tried this ...
04/18/2008
To all,Regardless of market trends, buyers and mortgage lenders rely on independent professional appraisers to provide an impartial valuation of the property. New York Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has recently reached an agreement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which specifies that as of 2009...
04/14/2008
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