Rich's Real Estate Ramblings

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I will be posting information intended to be helpful for home buyers, sellers, and investors. I will also post articles intended to be of benefit for other Real Estate Professionals. I will try to avoid articles on religion or politics, unless it has direct bearing on Real Estate matters, but I reserve the right to be thought-provoking, and even philosophical at times. (And even humorous, if I am feeling in the mood)
In today's (03/16/2007) Wall Street Journal, Phil Izzo reported that just over half of the economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal said they "expect the unraveling subprime mortgage market to eventually spill over into broader mortgage market." What does this mean for the rest of the indus...
I had never heard of "World Water Day" before about 5 minutes ago, and I am guessing many of you are in the same boat, as it were.In 1992, the UN declared March 22 as "World Water Day" with the intention to draw international attention to the "critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide...
4 homes in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, have been incorporated into an educational program called History Hunters.History Hunters runs a literacy-based educational program that takes students to four historic homes throughout the school year. Students explore such topics as:  how early se...
People who know me know I have a passion for Historic Homes.I wanted to pass on an invitation to three open houses -- none of which are actually listed with me or even with my brokerage, but I know that many of you would like to see these homes, so here they are:
On Saturday, May 12th, from 10:00PM - 2:00AM at J.D. McGillicuddy's, Sammy Cage and Tommy Goodvibes will be playing with their new band 8 HEADS HIGH at their first public performance.  Come sing, dance, have a cold beverage, shoot a game of pool, and clap & cheer (when appropriate).J.D. McGillicu...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert RealtorsRelationship, noun.  A term used to describe how one person or thing views or interacts with another person or thing.In this, the second part of the the WANTED: Fresh Perspective. Apply Within series of articles about Relationship Building, we will focus on the ...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert, Realtors Recently, I received a motivational email from Jim Weichert, the President and Founder of Weichert Realtors.  In it he speaks of his confidence in today's Real Estate Market, and how if he himself were buying or selling a home today, he would be acting, not "w...
by Rich Schiffer, Weichert RealtorsMuch has been written recently about "Going Green."Many politicians have been talking about "Environmentally Conscious" programs and "Reducing our Footprint."What does it all mean?  How does it all really apply to us as Real Estate Professionals?  What do we nee...
These past two days I have spent in the company of many of my fellow Pennsylvania Realtors, as we came together for a very informative Government Affairs Seminar.You are possibly asking yourself, "What is meant by 'Government Affairs'?"I set out to the seminar to answer the same question for myse...
My manager, Judith Alignan passed this on to the associates in our office, and I felt it worthwhile to pass on to the rest of you.  It is truly earth-shattering news, that will change the way we do business: In 2007, daylight saving time will begin at 2:00 a.m. On March 11 and end at 2:00 a.m. On...

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