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ho does not like Orchids - these fascinating, exotic blooms?  A colleague recently sent me an advertisement for a course of  at my local Orchid Society, teaching basic Orchid Culture.  She thought I might like to attend and also that it may make a good (customer) present for a plant lover. This p...
12/18/2010
The Community Advocacy Network (CAN) is the leading Florida statewide network to promoting positive community association legislation while advising legislators to resist the urge to micromanage and over-regulate private residential communities. CAN works through its website and email alerts to g...
12/16/2010
Miami Creates Largest REALTOR® Association in the U.S. The Miami Association of REALTOR® is now the largest  in the nation, and its CEO, Teresa King Kinney was recognized on the Inman list of the 100 most influential people in US real estate.  In August, the REALTOR® Associations of Greater Miami...
12/16/2010
  Thousands of Florida Mortgage Brokers may lose their license on January 1st! Applications for license renewals have been extraordinarily slow. If the application is received before December 31st a mortgage broker may carry on working during the processing period.   If a broker has not applied b...
12/11/2010
A a new species of homeowner is getting pushed into foreclosure hell:  homeowners who paid their mortgages – or loan modifications – on time. Some even paid off their loans. People on the receiving end of a bad foreclosure claim say that they are being passed from bank official to bank official w...
12/09/2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that federal officials have launched an inquiry into whether some mortgage lenders discriminated against qualified African Amenrican and Latino borrowers denying them government insured loans.  The inquiry is in response to complaints...
12/09/2010
California Court Establishes new Listing Agents Duties To BUYERS in a Short Sale The Court determined that real estate agents have an affirmative duty to disclose matters that pertain not only to physical defects but any matters that otherwise affect the desirability of a buyer to purchase proper...
12/09/2010
  Good advice from Bob and Jeannie.  Every year too many people lose their live and are seriously burnt due to fires caused by candles and faulty electric lights.  Please be careful!   Suggestions from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection AssociationHolida...
12/09/2010
A recent post about listing agents reminded me of a conversation with a friend, the best Buyers Agent in our region. I love working with sellers - and I don't mind telling them the truth.  I met my friend after a :rough: time with a seller and told him of the tricky deal I was going through, and ...
12/05/2010
There has been discussion about responding with a comment on any post written by people who comment on your posts.  I don't subscirbe to that philosophy, for me it's the post that makes me comment, not the writer - or can we call the writer of a post a "poster"???? A headline catches my interest,...
12/04/2010
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