Friday, November 28th, 2014

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When you are looking at moving, and see a house you like, make sure that you consider as much as possible about the surrounding neighborhood. Some critical things to keep in mind are where your kids will attend school (whether public or private, because public schools have zones that must be considered), the strength of […]

SQT12 – 3 Pillars to Success in a Home Based Business

Before you get started on your home based business, you need to make sure you have these 3 things in your pocket, or you are destined for failure. I want you to be successful, and I really think this will definitely help you to get there a lot sooner than just going it alone. You […]

3 Pillars to a Successful Home Based Business

Today’s video is all about setting the stage for you to have a successful home based business. There are 3 major things that you must possess if you are going to have a successful home business. With the right tools and mindset, you can make it on your business, and get out of that full […]

Orlando Home Sales Down

It probably comes as no surprise, but home sales in the Orlando market have been affected just like the rest of the real estate market in the US. According to the World Property Channel, sales in this area are down 9.6%, prices are down 5%, and the inventory of homes on the market is down […]

Real Estate Firm Sets Up Sting Operation

This is a great story. Apparently, a Florida based real estate company had a piece of property that was continually being penetrated by burglars. In the story, the company decided to put an end to it. So they hired a former marine to guard the house, and he ended up pepper spraying and chasing away […]

Commercial Real Estate Killing Regional Banks

According to a recent article on CNN money, the number of delinquent commercial loans has risen from 8.02% in April 2010 to 9.65% in April 2011. On a percentage scale, that is a 20.3% increase in delinquencies. So when you are a small bank and a large amount of your revenue is generated from these […]

NAR Forcing Unwanted Fees

According to James Kimmons, he belongs to an MLS system that mandates inclusion in the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As an agent myself, I know the crushing and frustrating pull of these kind of financial anchors. You need to have access to the MLS, but you don’t want to pay for anything else. And […]

Short Sales & Foreign Sellers

Short sales are definitely a hot topic in this terrible real estate market, but what happens when the owner is a foreigner? I hadn’t thought about this before, so when I ran across an article on ActiveRain, I thought you would be interested as well. The basic premise is that the feds want to ensure […]

Inexpensive Fixes to Increasing Curb Appeal

There are many inexpensive things that you can do to increase the curb appeal of your property, or your client’s property. For starters, simply keeping the grass mowed, power washing the exterior and mulching the areas where grass won’t grow really helps to increase the “face” value of the property you are selling. Kristine Ginsberg […]

Do You Really Have to Get A Pre-Approval Letter First?

We are living in hard times as far as the mortgage industry goes. Banks have some amazingly strict and convoluted guidelines and policies for getting approved for a loan, and many people that used to be able to qualify, no longer can. Even if they are self employed, make a lot of money and have […]

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