Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m buying a house, do I need an appraisal?

This is a question I am asked quite frequently. Like a lot of questions in real estate, it depends. Let me explain. There are some situations where an appraisal is not required. For example, if you are paying cash for … Continue reading

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Frequently asked questions when buying or selling real estate

There are a number of common questions that are asked by buyers and sellers in just about every real estate transaction. Especially with first or second time buyers and sellers. I am going to post some of those questions and … Continue reading

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Have you heard about the Mortgage Settlement?

You may have heard in the news recently about the mortgage settlement that has been agreed to by some large banks and the Obama Administration. I believe this will temporarily help some homeowners that are having trouble paying their mortgage … Continue reading

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QR Codes for Real Estate

It’s late and I’m sitting on the couch thinking about QR Codes. My broker asked me to say a few words about them in a real estate context at Coldwell Banker ONE’s monthly business meeting. I’m still a beginner with … Continue reading

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Should agents get compensated for their inventory that drives income for subcscription based models such as trulia, realtor.com, and zillow?

There is a question going around in REALTOR circles about whether real estate agents should get compensated for their inventory that drives income for subcscription based models such as trulia, realtor.com, and zillow?  OK, Devil’s Advocate time for discussion purposes. … Continue reading

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