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This is related to real estate because one of my office-mates brought a tin of this confection to work the other day and it disappeared so fast you would have thought it was solid gold! It isn't, but it IS delicious and very easy to make. It's called Christmas Crack because of the addiction facto...
10/26/2011
Last week, my office had a two-day "prospecting school," during which we spent some intensive time contacting past clients, our COI/SOI, households around our just-listed or just-sold properties, and people whom we considered to be "dead leads." In preparation for this event, I gathered up a pile...
10/10/2011
I'm having another discussion with a buyer about a property that has multiple "issues," and he is getting irritated with me because I can't/won't do the research to uncover each and every problem. He thinks I'm being lazy, and I believe I'm being careful about legal liability. Everybody has heard...
10/04/2011
The pot has been bubbling for awhile, and we are beginning to see the results. Sales are up, year over year, by 52% since August 2010, and in the same time period the price dropped only 1.8%.  Most interesting, inventory has dropped to a 4.2 month level. Conditions are beginning to move toward a ...
10/04/2011
First, let's define some terms. A seller's market is when the supply of available homes for sale drops to 5 months or less--meaning that the current stock would all be sold in that time frame. A buyer's market exists when there is a glut of available homes (typically 6 months or more). Buyers hav...
09/27/2011
Back in January, I wrote a blog post about sponsoring a neighborhood garage sale as a means of working the farm my colleague and I maintain. Another agent in the office has had great success with this project, and we decided to try it out. We held our first event last weekend, and it was a great ...
05/19/2011
You can't afford NOT to invest in several of these remodeling projects! Not only will they return all or nearly all of their cost, they increase curb appeal and perceived value inside the home as well. Surprisingly, the two best returns come from the two least expensive jobs: Adding a new front d...
05/03/2011
My husband and I live in San Luis Obispo, CA, which has been in the news quite a bit lately because of  Dan Buettner's book, Thrive, naming it the happiest city in the U.S. and among the happiest in the world. We heartily agree! And one of the attributes we love about SLO is the kindness and frie...
04/22/2011
I never was much of a numbers person, but I am finding that some numbers are indispensable in the business of real estate. One such number is the Inventory Index (II), which gives you a quick view of how many months it will take to deplete the current housing inventory. It's generally considered ...
08/13/2010
 The historic Whitmer House of 1903 awaits you in the heart of San Luis Obispo's Downtown district. This neoclassical row house offers numerous possibilities, situated on a 50 x 150 SF lot and zoned R2-H. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, built in cabinetry and formal living and dining areas...
08/11/2010
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