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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  This video may be out-of-date in a few days with the way things are changing, but it is fairly up-to-date as of this moment. This morning I received a summary from mortgage genius Dawn Davis in Memphis which I used to put this together:     Let me know if I've left anything out.   Jon Boyd, Bro...
09/19/2008
I just came across a listing in our market by an out-of-area brokerage.Along with the three short sentences of the description were the abreviations IDRBNG and BATVAI.Now understand I've been buying homes for 25 years, and helping other people buy homes as a buyer's agent for about 20. And, I did...
09/18/2008
  My wife just just saw this online. A Florida development was built on a bombing range. Somehow the information on the land's history got removed from the titlework??  Explosive Real Estate: Florida Homes Built Atop WWII Bombing Range Doesn't it make you wonder how this could happen?   Jon Boyd,...
09/18/2008
Inman News just republished an article originally from the Global Edge titled "Selling to Russian buyers: 10 tips for real estate agents" The writer, Ashley Rigg generaly provides useful information. But, point 5 includes "Emphasize any aspirational features of a property or area that you can. If...
09/15/2008
Another Exclusive Buyer Agent friend of mine from the Boston area just hit a home run with her blog post about her local market. Rona Fischman blogs for Boston.com and her post about the local Boston market made it to the front page of Breitbart this morning.   In case you don't know, Breitbart i...
09/14/2008
  I saw my friend Merrill Ottwein, a top buyer's broker in Illinois, quoted in this recent article in the San Jose Mercury News.: Tips on buying a vacant home Like me, Merrill had the honor of being the President of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents  a few years ago.  The guy is ...
09/14/2008
We had the pleasure this year of helping a senior engineer from the automotive industry buy a nice four bedroom home.I've had the pleasure of knowing this particular engineer for twenty five years. In fact he was the first great boss I had after I graduated from engineering school myself in 1982....
09/12/2008
**** Rant Warning **** (Live Cat, I'm not going to post a picture of a dead possum!) Agency dislosure has been law in Michigan for 15 years, but most real estate agents I come in contact with still don't understand buyer agency. When you claim to be a buyer's agent you need to stop "selling" and ...
09/12/2008
  Foreclosed homes are going to the dogs... I mean cats. At least in one case in California. David Kelly from the L.A. Times reports in the article  here: Bobcats Claim Foreclosed House You have to look carefully at the picture. On one post it was so small I didn't even see the cats.   I love cat...
09/06/2008
I just ran across a home on the market in the Ann Arbor Michigan area that includes the test "THIS WON"T LAST LONG." I am always curious to see how long a listing with that description has been active and sure enough it came on the market in April of 2006. Being that this is September of 2008 I c...
09/05/2008
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