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This is a SCAM PROTECTION ALERT!!Here at Keller Williams we think it's important to take time to educate ourselves and clients on the dangers of phishing to avoid becoming a victim.Phishing scams are just that - illegal organizations "fishing" for personal information about you in order to commi...
Valorie L. Ford of Richmond, VA wrote a blog today titled: "4 Ways to Deal with a Frustrating Person" I wanted to reblog it but found the reblog button had been omitted SO, I'm sharing her blog this way.http://activerain.com/blogsview/4710408/4-ways-to-deal-with-a-frustrating-person I've always ...
Zillow is up to it again. Now they have purchased DotLoop which allows electronic signatures on Real Estate documents by various people. This is also a transaction manager. I bet Zillow used the proceeds from the AR transaction to enter into the deal with DotLoop.Our office utilizes DotLoop. I w...
We used to have a weather guy on the radio. The DJ would place a morning call to him. Stuart would answer the phone with a yawn as if he had been woken up. The DJ would ask Stuart what the weather was going to be today. We would hear footsteps and the window blinds being parted. "Hmmm... It is pa...
That's what the person on the other end of the phone said. "Really?" "What did I win?""Do you want to go to the race on Sunday?" "SURE!!" "Well, you won 2 tickets to the NASCAR race on Sunday in Loudon, NH!" The Smithfield #43 car of Eric Almirola was being displayed at our local sho...
There seems to be more and more talk of a housing bubble. Really? Personally, I think the term "Bubble" is overused. Markets go up and markets go down. It's a cyclical thing. The last housing "Bubble" was created by loose credit, shifty bank investment instruments and consumer emotion as well as...
Here in Massachusetts and other states we have, in essence, a sales tax on the sale of a home. The tax is called Tax Stamps. Actually, they are state excise tax stamps. Most home sellers are not aware this tax even exists. Tax Stamps are probably the second biggest expense for the homeowner rig...
It's summertime in New England and people flock to the shores of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine for vacation and seafood. Here on the North Shore the little town of Essex, MA is home to the fried clam. The story goes like this;The much revered fried clam was born on July 3rd 1916. Chubby ...
Today is July 4th better known as Independence Day. It is the day the Continental Congress accepted the formal parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on August 2, 1776. Tyranny is not a new concept to the world. It has occurred repeatedly throug...