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Category: Selling A Home

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Figuring out the value of your home isn’t as simple as it used to be. It’s more than buying a house for $X, investing $Y in improvements, thereby making the property worth $Z. Those days are gone the way of the Dodo bird. Pricing a property is …

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Category: Customer Service

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My car was in the shop for three days. I needed a replacement, so called a car rental place to arrange for one. I’m a tall guy with a mammoth torso. If I don’t get a spacious vehicle, my legs go comatose. I hit my head on stuff every stinking ti…

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Category: Selling A Home

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Ghosts, murders, suicides … there are some things sellers would rather not admit about the house they’re trying to sell. When a buyer finds out after their purchase though, that a gang-member might have been murdered on their property, lawsuits ca…

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Category: Selling A Home

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Before opening your house to what is hopefully a throng of onlookers, there are a few things you can do to give yourself the best chance for a sale. And, while we’re at it, let’s also protect the strangers you’ll be opening your house to.

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Category: Selling A Home

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People don’t usually think of it, but an open house as an invitation for strangers to case your place, but it is. Most people who come through an open house come alone. They don’t bring an agent with them. That means they’re wandering through each ro…

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Category: Senior Issues

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“People have been telling me I should look into buying a condo,” she said. She was pre-emptively right-sizing and trying to figure out where her golden years would be best spent. Apparently, to some, she should move into a condo. “Can I give yo…

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Category: Buying a Home

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A couple had their eye on their neighbor’s property for some time. They wanted to buy it privately. They knew the owners, and over the course of two years, had talked with them about buying. The owner would name a price, and the couple would say it …

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Category: Technology

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Sometimes I wonder if I’m turning into my grandparents. Maybe even my great grandparents. I become more certain of it every time a client calls, leaving me a message to text them. I’m not supposed to call back, I’m supposed to text them. It’s a…

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Category: Senior Issues

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Aging happens to us all, and at some point, our house no longer suits our needs and we start to look at downsizing options. (Or, let’s call it what it really is; right-sizing, because the right size for us isn’t necessarily smaller.) The process c…

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Category: Real Estate Issues

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My clients were selling their house and had received an offer. Right away, I knew something was fishy. The offer itself was fine. It had the typical conditions that most offers have, including the condition that they would buy if financi…

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