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(Status UPDATE - AS of May 3, 2009 I have lost 20 pounds using this program with absolutely NO EXERCISE) If you are an iphone user (or you are thinking of getting one) here is a great reason to put your phone to great use and shed some pounds along the way.  Even if you didn't make a resolution t...
03/27/2009
Due to the success of our first seminar Matt Hodges and I are holding our second Foreclosure Seminar at our office in Downtown Traverse City Thursday April 9th.  This is part of our regular educational seminar series. This seminar will cover the basics of foreclosure, the sheriff's sale, what to ...
03/26/2009
I have recently been involved with a couple short sales in which the listing agent and I differ in opinion as how to treat a bottom lined purchase agreement (one sign by the buyer and seller) contingent on bank approval of the short sale.  The issue is whether an agent will consider the offer und...
03/26/2009
Now is the Time to Buy...at least in Traverse City.  It may be hard to believe if you listen to the news but the real estate market, at least in the Traverse City area is moving.  All the news reports talk about the record number of foreclosures and declining prices.  Yes, there are a lot of fore...
03/26/2009
FREE Foreclosure Seminar in Traverse City - Thursday March 19, 2009 Matt Hodges and I are holding a FREE Foreclosure Seminar at our office in Downtown Traverse City this coming Thursday as part of a regular educational seminar series.  This weeks seminar will cover the basics of foreclosure, the ...
03/17/2009
FORECLOSURES-  Myths vs. Reality There is a lot of information out there about buying foreclosed homes and some of it is true and a lot of it is just plain false.  I will try to clear up some of the basic misconceptions about foreclosure properties: First let's get familiar with the basics.  Fore...
03/17/2009
For anyone who missed teh 2009 "how 2" Expo at the Hagerty Center over the weekend, here is a news story on the show. It was a great event. Matt Hodges and I were 2 of 5 panelists who participated in the Foreclosures - "Myths vs. Reality" Seminar. We had a great turn out an discovered that there ...
03/17/2009
It seems that each and everyday you turn on the news or pick up the news paper you hear bad news.  It's no wonder so many people are scared to death.  When it comes to news about constructions numbers you hear the same old doom and gloom.  In reality I don't know a better time to build a new home...
02/11/2009
Often times Realtors are in the business so long that they often forget what it was like to buy their first home.  I often times catch myself speaking way above a buyers head and don't realize that I might as well be talking Greek.  All the terms, the documents and the buying process are so commo...
02/11/2009
FORECLOSURE LOOMING?  Don't wait until it's too late... I had a gentleman come by my office this morning who wanted to know if I could help him.  His home had gone into foreclosure last summer and his parents were trying to purchase the home for him.  They had hired a person who happened to have ...
02/05/2009
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This Blog contains a wealth of information about general real estate, my listings, short sales and even a few helpful tips. With over 20 years in the business I feel I can offer anyone some good advice.