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On a recent listing i did an Open House and a buyer came in, looked at the house, and commented that he had been searching for a different style of house than the one at the Open House but he seemed intrigued.  He contacted me after the Open House, asked some questions and then I didn't hear from...
The Federal Government is trying to make things better in the mortgage business with the 2010 Good Faith Estimate and while i haven't had much experience with it her is an analysis by someone who blogs and is really smart about this stuff.  Good Faith Estimates Explained     2010 Good Faith Estim...
This post is very interesting.  I have always wondered about the ethics of paying agents "extra" bonuses for selling in house listings.  I have always thought that it would be more ethical or fair to just give a higher commission split.  "Bonuses" paid at the end of year means that a broker is ho...
I want to congratulate Ruth Marie for her new featured position on Active Rain.  I will not be blogging on this site anymore and have after three years weighed the advantages and disadvantages of being in the featured spot.  Blogging is a lot of work, thinking of things to blog about and taking t...
Seems to me that in order for a town to be considered a Rivertown they must have frontage on the Hudson River.  Ardsley doesn't have any Hudson River waterfront yet a lot of people consider it a Rivertown.  I don't.  Ardsley, New York is a 1.3 mile Village.  Ardsley has Route 9A running through ...
This afternoon I received the most interesting email.  I am posting it here and if anyone remembers and can help please let me know, you can comment on the post.     Good afternoon Miriam,   Years ago, I lived at 8 Sleepy Hollow Road., Rye Brook New York (off Ridge Street) As a young girl, appro...
In the Town of Greenburgh a women walking her dog was attack by a coyote at 3:15pm in the afternoon yesterday. Her dog was also attacked.  The following is from the Town of Greenburgh Police Deparment web site about what to do if you encounter a coyote. The Police Department has recently recieve...

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