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Real Estate Agent - Humphrey Home Connections Realty, Reno, Nevada



On the subject of the current real estate crisis, there is a school of thought that goes something like this: People who are in trouble with their mortgages either bought way more house than they could afford or else refinanced one or more times, using the equity in their homes to buy toys or tak...
Recently, I have been watching the angry labor union demonstrations that have taken place across the country (and the world, for that matter). Businesses and state governments have woken up to the fact that they have to start living within their meager budgets. It is a sad reality that huge, perh...
I was listening to CNBC yesterday while I did some work at home on my computer. I mostly just turn it on for background noise. Paradoxically, it seems to help me concentrate on the task at hand, a "talent" I honed as a kid doing my homework in front of the TV (shhhh, don't tell my parents). But e...
I have recently discovered that I am a mongoose. Actually, I am finding I rather like being a mongoose. No need to send in the men in white coats, this is not a delusion, but rather a revelation. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Stefan Swanepoel, prognosticator extraordinaire, ...
I received an email from some out of town clients yesterday wondering why one of the homes they found was so expensive compared to others in the area. Predictably, it was a FSBO. "Gee," they said. "This house looks really nice, but the price! Ouch! Why do you think it is so expensive? Is there so...
A new wrinkle has appeared in the struggle between delinquent homeowners and their lenders. Dubbed by some "strategic leasing", this latest ploy of homeowners in the attempt to foil their lien holders is based on the recently passed Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. In a nutshell, two neighb...

Linda Humphrey

CRS, Broker/Owner HHC Realty
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