Betsie's Real Estate Update

Real Estate Agent - Realty ONE Group
"Nearly 90 businesses are looking to open facilities in Gilbert, representing a potential 7,524 new jobs for the town and $725 million in potential capital investment. Dan Henderson, Gilbert's business development manager, told a group of people at a Gilbert Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednes...
Great Information for all of us to follow. Especially in this economy.This article is written for CPA's but aplicable for any business. Authour - Rick Telberg Six Ways to Save a Client Toda...
The 22nd Annual Ostrich Festival is this weekend March 12-14th. This unique festival highlights the city's beginings as Ostrich Farms. This festival has grown over the years and this year features: Ostrich Races, Petting Zoo, Pig Races, Medieval Jousting, Wild About Monkeys Show, Dock Dogs (flyin...
OK, so I know we are now in March, but we have gotten our numbers in for February and the media is still talking about how January was a bad month. Really? We were up in number of sales from the previous January. Just because we were less than December doesn't accurately describe how we did in Ja...
Seriously, though, that is what I said as I was laughing while showing a foreclosure to clients today. The previous owners had stripped everything from the house. The floor, the doors, the door jams, the entire kitchen (including the plumbing in the walls, cabinets, sinks) even the kitchen island...
I just returned from a much needed vacation. I usually have my laptop on and phone ringing off the hook when I am on vacation, but this time I really tried not to work. I did very well. I only had a few phone calls I needed to return during the week and barely turned on my laptop ( I still took i...
Well, about a month ago my client and I started on the journey of bidding on an auction property. We ended up getting the bid accepted, we went through the long process of obtaining an FHA loan and we have finally reached our end! I am happy to say that we made it and it wasn't that bad. No, real...
 Ok, so most of us know that as of January 1st, the old way of getting a loan has changed. But what does this mean to all of us who work in the Real Estate business or for the buyers and sellers? One change is that we no longer can get a Good Faith Estimate until there is an actual property and l...
I have a client who kept insisting on doing a lease purchase. I always ask in my mind why someone wants to do something and what the benefits are. Now, I could be totally naive or just missing the point, but I don't see too many positives of a lease purchase. I do understand that you lock in a pr...
This was the recent question I received about timeline on a short sale. I wanted to laugh, but of course I wouldn't do that to someone. Short sales take time. Some can be done quickly. I have an excellent short sale negotiator that I hire when I do short sale listings and he has managed to get al...

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