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My son is an active memeber of my real estate team these days.  He decided last year that he was going to take the reins of the short sales that came into our team and handle them.  He even actively started trying to maket short sale sellers in Bear, Delaware.  He loves short sales is the bottom ...
My teammate Susie saw this poem and sent it to me, so I wanted to share with all of you! Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track, I go by the poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black. I suppose I've passed it a hundred times, but I always stop for a minute And look at the hou...
Yes, you read that right.  My son loves doing short sales.  He loves doing them more than any other kind of real estate transaction.  Maybe it is the lack of communication he loves, or he loves all the hoops the bank makes us jump through for these things!  Who knows?!?  On a serious note though,...
Another thing I love about this time of year. Snow!  I grew up in western New York, so I am quite familiar with snow over the years.  The snow we get here hardly ever compares to the snow we get back in Olean, New York! I have benefited immensely from growing up in Olean and knowing the ins and o...
Every major price index points to a housing market that has hit bottom and is moving in a positive direction.  After thirty months of declining values, home prices appear to be stable or appreciating in nearly every U.S market.  In August of 2010, the median home price was $182,600, amounting to ...
Anybody has a sure-fire home remedy for a migraine?  I know I sure have one today and my head is killing me!  I'm also really nauseous, so I'm fairly sure it's a migraine.  I'll look into any remedy at this point!
Who doesn't love Christmas time?!?  I LOVE Christmas!  I love going out shopping through all the crazy crowds on black friday, finding those perfect gifts at reduced prices to stretch my budget (especially in this economy!), and then seeing the joy it brings to those who receive the gifts when th...
I love owning a home in Bear, Delaware.  It's one of the nicest areas to live in.  We moved to Bear, Delaware 11 years ago this past Thanksgiving.  We only moved from Newark, but I know we made the right decision to come down here. Here in Bear, Delaware, we have a lot of natural beauty left.  Al...
The national average on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 4.36 percent in August 2010-lower than it's been in the past half century.  Interest rates for the same time last year average 5.19 percent, representing a difference of $90 in the monthly payment on a $200,000 home with 10 percent ...
According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist from the National Association of REALTORS, "Home buyers over the past year got a great deal, and buyers for the balance of this year have an edge over sellers.  Affordability could reach a generational high in the second half of this year because of rock...

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