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Real Estate Agent - Realty One Group - SA116184000
I recently received an e-mail that was originated through ActiveRain from not only a spammer but a SCAMMER. Don't ya just hate those guys? If not for the fact that they are trying to pry my wallet open to take what they please they are simply insulting. Why would anyone believe that an investor f...
This may be just one of many opinions, but actually, buying now would not be a bad thing. How many of us remember when interest rates were as much as 17% in the 1980's. Using a professional (PREFERABLY ONE) to help you with this is the most important thing you could do. Take opinions from friends...
A recent question was posed about the alternate forms of "Rent-to-Own" or "Seller Financing" and that got me thinking about several problems buyers face today. First of all, the times always seem to be right for scammers and profiteers to take advantage of those people who are just trying to figu...
Many people ask what an agent should be doing to market a property. This question often surfaces when a seller is trying to choose the right agent for the job. Many opinions are tossed around and at times it may look like posturing by agents trying to compete with others when discussing the issue...
One of my clients asked me the other day about the AS-IS policy that most banks assert in their addendums following the initial buyer's offer on REO properties. The question stemmed from the inspection period and just what the bank is obligated to repair and what they can refuse to correct. Let m...
I love to read questions posed on ActiveRain and this evening after reading a comment about when an agent should submit a copy of the earnest money, it brought to mind how we as agents are entrusted with our clients personal and sensitive information. We must remember that we have - sometimes wit...
REO (Bank Owned Properties) and Short Sales seem to rule the market these days but many people need to be aware of the hidden dangers involved in selling a home through the short sale process. In theory a short sale process occurs when a homeowner agrees to sell their home for less than what is o...
The news media is not always on-target when it comes to reporting the REAL facts of the new legislation. The only way to have the truth is to seek out a professional who - in their own field, researches the topic instead of recieving it from a wire. So, if you have been wondering what the real de...

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