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I am troubled by a pattern that seems to be developing for the marketing of REO properties.  Listings for bank owned properties are given to service companies around the country for marketing and sales.  Many if not most of these listings seem to go to offices well outside our marketing area and ...
For years I have listened to vacationers to Martha's Vineyard talk about how they wished they had bought 10 years ago when they had the opportunity.   The opportunity is here in terms of home prices, inventory availability and mortgage rates.  I was reminded of this again yesterday during our wee...
Finally, every real estate related news story at this writing was positive. The most exciting for the near future relates to pending home sales as reported below. With that excitement comes thoughts of a summer to enjoy the good life. Many of the homes at the lower end of the market receive multi...
This week's photo montage includes properties currently for sale that have ocean or at least open salt water locations. I am often surprised, for an island, how very few oceanfront properties exist. This is the first time in my memory that a property directly on Herring Creek Beach has come on t...
For most of history, the concept of an individual owning land was inconceivable.  Land was owned by Kings.  Then comes America with new lands and no king.  Although there were land divisions before America arrived on the scene so workers would know their landlords approximate boundaries, exact me...
Thanksgiving thoughts are traditionally very personal spiritually or family oriented.  I certainly love and cherish my family and friends (and dog of course) although this year my thoughts seem to be much broader and maybe in some ways selfish.  The airwaves (ok, and wires) contain quite enough b...
I was impressed today by a bank owned property priced at $399,000. Not too bad. I think as soon as incomes and home prices get in line nationwide, the prices will stabilize and inventory will go down. Realtor association is thinking this fall. Newsmedia seems to think end of year. Might need to b...
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I read the following in RIS Media today and have to pass it on.  I am sure that someday there will be software to securely log in to websites.  Where is it today?Not Another Password - Survey Reveals Employees Are Drowning in PasswordsPosted By Paige On March 5, 2008 @ 3:37 pm RISMEDIA, March 6, ...

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