Cash is King, or Is It?

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Despite the number of all cash buyers in the market, other buyers are making offers and buying properties. What other options do you have in writing an attractive offer for a seller, when you’re not the only buyer in the equation? Contingencies and Timelines: Non-contingent – you don’t have to sell a property Appraisal contingency Read More

Real Estate Then and Now

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Once upon a time, real estate transactions occurred face-to-face.Time and technology have changed things greatly. Here’s a few of ways that’s happened. THEN Agents met with sellers and buyers in their homes or offices. Buyer’s agents presented offersto the seller’s agent in person. Agents were the sole keepers of active home listing information. You had to drive to Read More

Glory Days – Pluses and Minuses of the 2005 Market

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It’s hard not to look back on our ‘good market’ several years back, and long for those days again. But everything wasn’t all rosy.Part 1 of this two part series will illustrate what was good and not so good about the market back then.Part 2 will highlight the ‘silver lining’ in the market we’re now in. Sellers Read More

The Market Now – Reality Check

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Part 1 of this post focused on the peak of the real estate market in 2005, longingly remembering the rush those prosperous days brought. This is certainly the antithesis of that.  Our expected ‘correction’ seemed endless, leaving economists scratching their heads, save for a few who predicated the bust.  But the real estate world as Read More