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I am seeking information on first time home ownership in Florida.  I know property taxes and home owners insurance are issues,.can anyone explain it to me? 
04/15/2008
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Has anyone done a short sell?  I just listed a  property that the owner has not paid his mortgage for 3 months.  I talked to the bank, they said foreclosure had not begun, that I can list it and it can be a short sale but I would get paid.  I had to list it at market price and call the bank if I ...
04/05/2008
Everyone who sells their house is a FSBO.  That is, I, as a real estate agent I can not sell your house.I can market your house, and I can represent your interest, as required by law and the Realtor Code of Ethics, I can bring you a buyer or open the door so other agents can bring you a buyer.  I...
04/03/2008
Yes, that is the BIG question.  When I first started in this business, I was advised to always take a listing even if the Seller wanted to put it on the market for far more than the market value. Five years and a lot of listings later I am not sure of this strategy and would like opinions on this...
03/30/2008
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  Smaller homes making a comeback Current as of Wednesday Mar 19, 2008 Since the 1950’s the size of the average American home has doubled. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the size of the average home has gone from 1500 square feet to 2450 square feet in the last 30 years....
03/22/2008
Have you ever listed and sold property when it was do to a death in the family?   If so you might have found it very difficult when problems arose.  I listed a house for a recently widowed seller.  She just wanted to get out of the house.  This was in an area that the market  was just picking up ...
03/20/2008
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When property gets a ratified contract on it,  everyone hopes for a smooth transaction.  Sadly, that is not always the case, because the transaction includes other professionals like lenders and title agents that have their work to do as well.  I have developed relationships with other profession...
03/19/2008
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It looks like on the economic indicators are pointing to a recession.  I don't think that this stimulus plan that congress put together is going to work in the long run.  Why couldn't they give state and local governments money to offset what foreclosures are doing to there local tax base.  Or wh...
03/16/2008
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I am sure most of you have seen a photo of the Earth from space.  It is lite up like a Christmas tree! Well. on March 29,2008 between 8pm and 9pm , local time ,people from all around the world are agreeing to turn off there lights at this time.  How exciting.  If this is something that you would ...
03/14/2008
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The green bug is really taking hold of the country and not a moment to soon , in my opinion.My lifestyle has always been along the conservationist line.  I won't go into details but it is not a new or trendy event for me.  That is why I am working on my EcoBroker Designation. So far, I am sure I ...
03/13/2008
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