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Previous Broker/owner serving Lee and surrounding counties in Mississippi. My personal blog efforts are now directed and concentrated on planning for and retirement living abroad. Please visit my website http://retiredinsamar for insights into overseas retirement.
It has been a long time coming. A bonafide internet buyer. Not someone who landed on your website and requested more information, or someone who picked up the local homes book and called your office. Not some buyer offered up by a dragonslayer third party lead generator. NO! The buyer I captured ...
There are precisely 2 months (60 days) to get a home under contract to qualify for the Homebuyer Tax Credit. While interest rates remain low, and the spring market approaches, now is the time to get a Realtor and get going. If you have been thinking of buying, then now is the time. Nobody knows w...
My renters moved out and I inspect home only to find that they filled the home with nicotine (never been smoked in before), burned the carpets with cigarette butts, spilled full ashtrays, and apparently allowed their THREE unauthorized dogs to have their way around the house. Anyway, I went carpe...
Just finishing up some late morning computer work and though I'd post something a little different. I will be politically correct and apologize in advance to some who may be offended. I'm sure this could have been composed a century or two ago and in those days, illustrates how clever english was...
When I first decided on an office location, it would be in a low to modest cost area with high visibility/traffic and ultimately offset high advertising startup costs and help with company branding. Over the years, we have usually captured a walk-in client or two just based on the convenience of ...
Residential Finance Specialist designates guides Buyers through mortgage maze and even ad to the value you provide to potential clients.  When I, AKA The EXiT Guy, look at the news and read about the financial woes facing so many homeowners today, I can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that I am...
After reading some comments by Mr. Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, Inc., and his suggestion that the strong third-quarter numbers were the result of time shifting of second-quarter demand spurred on by mostly the first time homebuyer tax credit, I had to run our local numbers for comparison and...
I know this picture is going on a couple of years old, but I still enjoy looking at it and wishing for a White Christmas in North Mississippi. If all things line up correctly, ie., air masses, fronts, moisture, etc, it can happen. In other words its kinda of like bad chili - if one ingredient is...
  Can anyone identify this piece?  I found it in my back yard while doing some landscaping last summer. Once in a lifetime find!
I've had the pleasure to take some time and visit a few posts about how several of our members feel about working on Thanksgiving. Comments span the spectrum and everyone who took the time to post or comment on a post should all be considered correct!  This is America. We should all be thankful t...

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