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2010 

Help! My home still shows up "for sale" on the internet. A recent buyer called in distress that the home she now owns shows up on some websites as an active listing. It's been about a week so I thought I would compile a list of sites that are accurate and those that are slow in updating their rec...
01/31/2010
Solving the Housing Crisis, "One House and One Neighborhood at a Time!" The Housing Crisis: Houses! Houses! Houses! Who would have dreamed there would be so many abandoned, foreclosed, unsaleable houses on the market. The housing crisis is a catastrophe of the highest order for individuals, famil...
01/30/2010
 I talk to a lot of agents and salespeople in general who are a little more than depressed about the current market. It's understandable as frankly, times are hard for a lot of folks. But there are some tried a true methods that will bring you success in virtually any market and most of them are ...
01/29/2010
We qualify our buyers before showing them a home, right? But are you qualifying the short sale listings you're showing them? If not, you may be wasting your time.  By contacting the listing agent and asking them a few basic questions prior to showing their listings you'll  accomplish 2 things. Yo...
01/28/2010
                                                                                                                                                         Working as a Massachusetts Realtor for the past twenty four years, I have seen just about everything. For Gods sake when I started in the busine...
01/27/2010
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  Homeless In America"There but for the grace of God, go I" - attributed to John Bradford, 16th CenturyIn any given night in America, 700,000 to 2 million people have no home to go to. Staggering statistic? Yes. And these numbers were from 1996. In Colorado Springs, Fountain Creek runs parallel t...
01/20/2010
While news stories, articles, and blogs continue to be written about “Strategic Default” and how those facing foreclosure shouldn’t be allowed to walk away or have their mortgage balance reduced, punishing foreclosure victims only continues the pain for all of us. The problem we face isn’t one of...
01/18/2010
So you've finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel.....   your 24 hour days of endless driving, picture taking, research, and data entry have all paid off and you've earned yourself an REO listing!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  DRUM ROLL PLEASE....... Ok now, how do you keep them coming?  Tra...
01/18/2010
Home prices have hit bottom in most areas of the country, but they're not like a rubber ball. Sellers can't expect much of a bounce. At the Center for Economic Policy Research, in Washington D.C., analysts are predicting that the pricing arrow is pointing up, but not very far. There are still too...
01/16/2010
I was inspired to write this post by a thread I was following on Trulia where a buyer was buying a home in New Jersey and it was NOT disclosedthat the house was a short sale until attorney review.  So now I must ask all you listing agents, are you asking the question(s) EVERY listing agent MUST ...
01/10/2010
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