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Making Your Goals Happen The great motivator and author Og Mandino once said this:"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter...
10/22/2007
      Brief History of Real Estate Historically, housing downturns average 27 months. We are in the 23rd month of the current downturn, so once we are past this financial over-reaction, things should improve. The national median price of a resale home is 3.4% higher than a year ago and the pendin...
10/22/2007
Compliments of: Michael C. DiBella                                        Authored by: Steve HarneyThe days of quick home sales, selling for top dollar and pricing wars on homes are gone. As such, today's successful real estate agents know that merely getting the listing isn't enough; you now hav...
10/11/2007
Reverse Exchanges in a Nutshell  Under Section 1031, a taxpayer may defer capital gains taxes by exchanging property ("relinquished property or RQ") for like-kind property of equal or greater value ("replacement property or RP"). In phase one of a forward exchange, a Qualified Intermediary ("QI")...
10/11/2007
Online Marketing:In This Down Market, An Agent Must Move Forward And Pursue New Sources Of Buyers... Andy Alexander's Four-Step Formula For SuccessCompliments of: Michael C. DiBella                                                                        Authored by Michael Parker       You might h...
10/11/2007
Current State of Mortgage Financing...What's Going On?Compliments of Michael C. DiBellaAuthored by Barry Habib and Sue WoodardWe're living through very historic times in the mortgage industry - times that people will refer back to for decades to come. And in recent weeks, there has been increasin...
10/11/2007
Shorter pet quarantine now available on neighbor islesAdvertiser Staff HONOLULU - The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has implemented a program to allow qualified dogs and cats to enter Hawai`i through neighbor island airports on Kaua`i, Maui and in Kona, if owners comply with additional...
10/10/2007
Are you concerned about 1031 exchanges in this market?Is your client putting you off, unsure of the market? Or worse, do you have a 1031 that is failing? Let us introduce you to the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) - a way to motivate the seller to list NOW with YOU.  A Way to RESCUE a failing 1031. Wh...
10/09/2007
The Definitive Short Sale ArticleCompliments of Michael C. DiBella This article will attempt to address the following:•1.       Define a short sale •2.       Talk about the different ways it can come about and be structured •3.       Talk about how it's different that foreclosure or bankruptcy •4...
10/08/2007
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