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Who Gets the Savings, You or the Investor? You are thinking about selling your house and then you receive a letter, or postcard in the mail from an investor who would like to buy your house. Let's assume that your house is worth $200,000. You give the investor a call thinking that selling your ho...
04/10/2019
Basic Introduction to Mortgage Loan Approval Approval from a lender to receive a loan actually has two parts to the approval, one is the approval of the borrower, and two is the approval of the property. Approval of the property is achieved by getting an appraisal of the property and by getting i...
04/09/2019
Home Inspection: Confidential I am the listing agent and I tell the buyer's agent that I will see him at the home inspection.He asks: Why?I try to hide my "huh?!" reaction and state that as the listing agent I go to home inspections so that I can see first hand what the inspector is finding which...
04/06/2019
Did She Slack Off Because She Might Not Get Paid? I went to lunch at a buffet style restaurant.  In this style of restaurant, the customer pays first, seats herself or himself, then goes to get the food from the buffet. There are people working at the restaurant who come around and take your used...
03/19/2019
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Free Electricity The tenant's rent was already paid because she was receiving a section 8 voucher.  However, she wanted to lower her expenses even more, which is a common interest for most of us.  She said to her landlord that she wanted to rent a place where the electric utility bill was include...
03/03/2019
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I Am Being Stalked How was your visit to McDonald's?  Would you like to share? What?!  I wasn't at McDonald's.  I drove past one but I was not there. How was your visit to Chick-fil-a? You followed me into Chick-fil-a?!  What do you want?! Would you like to take a photo at Chick-fil-a? So you can...
02/27/2019
Online Auctioneer Makes Things Difficult Let's start with the auctioneer listing and pricing a property. There is one house that was listed at $35,000.  My client bid up to $39,000.  He did not have the winning bid, but neither did anyone else.  Normally when a house is listed at a particular pri...
02/26/2019
It Was My First Trail Run of the Year It's winter so we have had low temperatures and wind, snow and cold rain, and short dreary days and long chilly nights. But, yesterday it was a clear and calm mid-February day with temperatures in the mid 60s.  It was a perfect day for a run.  I chose to run ...
02/16/2019
Home Buyers Are Being Sold for Over $3,000 An unsuspecting person decides to buy a house and starts the search for that house on the internet. Starting the search on the internet makes sense because there is a ton of information on the internet, including almost every house that is for sale. Not ...
02/15/2019
The Deal Falls Through. Do You Take a Cut of the EMD? The documentation that I use when I list a property has a statement about the earnest money deposit (EMD). Basically it states what percentage of the EMD will go to my brokerage if a deal falls through and if it is agreed that the EMD will be ...
02/07/2019
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