Spring is springing–isn’t it?

Across my section of the real estate world, agents are winter-weary and ready for a change.  realtor.com in today’s blurb for agents, indicated that sellers have a higher level of optimism than in recent years.  I’m predicting an active spring, as some pent-up demand bursts forth with the first spring flowers!

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Community and Why It Matters

For the past several weeks, I’ve been focusing my Facebook posts on our real estate company fan page on two topics: local businesses and the horrible impact of the Biggert-Waters Flood Law. They may not appear to be directly related, but they are. Both deal with community. Communities are, or should be, more than the […]

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Everyone Loses!

I lost three listings last week. So what? –might be the reaction of some people. Let me explain. First of all, after 35 years in the real estate business, I don’t often have listings be withdrawn without being sold. These were withdrawn, because I can’t lie to my sellers. I can’t sell these properties. They […]

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Biggert-Waters–Biggest Disaster!

If you don’t know yet that Biggert-Waters has completely changed the rules regarding the sale of properties in the flood plain, you are either in the desert (lucky you) or oblivious. Some basics: Congress wanted to fix the $24 billion hole in left in the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) after Katrina. To that end, […]

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