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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
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Where the river turns a thousand tales... Any story about Cape Girardeau has to feature the Mighty Mississippi River, and any story about Cape Girardeau and the river has to feature what has become one of Cape Girardeau's dominate architectural images: The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. While arc...
01/13/2015
  BACK UP: In real estate terms, that phrase usually means a buyer has missed the proverbial boat and now wants to make an offer on a property already under contract. It might have been a really good deal and the buyer waited just one day too long to call an agent. It might be a house the would-b...
01/12/2015
YEAR-TO-YEAR COMPARISON REPORT Statistics for: Area (Minor)=1, 2, 3, Class=RE, MF, Date Range01/01/2014-12/31/2014, Grouping Selector=3; Calendar year 2014   Qty Sold % Chg Volume Sold % Chg Average Sale % Chg Median Sale % Chg Qty Active % Chg RESIDENTIAL All Areas Cape Girardeau County Current...
01/11/2015
Debbie Thurman of Coldwell Banker Abernathy Realty in Jackson, MO, reacts as Kathy Devor announces that Debbie has been chosen Realtor of the Year. Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors honored Debbie at the annual induction ceremony. This year's ceremony was held at Ray's of Kelso Convention ...
01/10/2015
I admit that I didn't even LIKE the house at 219 N. Middle when I first saw it. Obviously neglected, the house had a rusting tin roof, flaking stucco, and more than one broken window. We first got the assignment the week of Christmas, and the weather outside was brutal. I sent my husband to have ...
01/09/2015
I've been doing slide shows for years, and I really love making them. This time I decided to do more than a slide show. I tackled 202 Zimmerman in Marble Hill, MO, a new listing of mine. This is a HUD listing through HomeTelos, and they require listing agents to make a Virtual Tour as part of the...
01/08/2015
As we were preparing to leave for our Board of Realtors® RPAC Bowling Tournament last summer, my daughter-partner reminded me, "Don't forget your socks." It reminded me, not so strangely, of my own Mother. Juxtaposed against my Mom's cautionary plea when I kissed her good-bye before leaving her r...
01/07/2015
I firmly believe that water should never be left on when a house is vacant, but simply turning off the water is not enough. In the case above, the absentee homeowner had canceled her water service, and she assumed--in spite of my earlier warnings--that her actions were sufficient. With water lin...
01/06/2015
  Get started on your tax record-keeping! It is not the BEST way to keep track of mileage, but taking a photo of your odometer reading every January 1 will give you a starting point. Be sure to repeat the process in every car you use for business purposes. If you trade in your car sometime during...
01/05/2015
Until I saw this blog by Michael Hottman, I didn't know what a "shake and bake" actually looks like. I have, however, had two foreclosed listings that were meth sites, so I am familiar with the costs of testing and cleaning up after meth.  THOUSANDS of dollars for the testing and thousands more f...
10/14/2014
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