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10 Social Media Tools That Make Me A Better Realtor

December 27th, 2008, No Comments


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Well, it’s here.  Social Media isn’t just a buzz word anymore. I use social media applications every day to enhance my communication with clients and to make sure the largest number of potential buyers know about homes that I am marketing.     I can send messages that arrive almost instantly, and route them through multiple […]

Capital Gains on home sales. Did the 500k exclusion fuel the bubble?

December 21st, 2008, No Comments


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There is some talk that that the 500k Capital Gains exclusion for married couples helped to fuel the housing bubble by inflating the number of home sales over time. The exclusion was first suggested during the 1996 Presidential campaign  by Bill Clinton and went into law in 1997. A Federal Reserve economist is quoted in […]

Buyer Seller Balance. Is it Overboard?

December 11th, 2008, No Comments


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For some time, the common wisdom has been that we are in a buyer's market.  In the initial stages, sellers did not agree, optimistically believing that everything would turn around "in the next few months" or "in the Spring". As Spring turned into Summer and Summer turned into the financial bloodletting that we call Fall, […]

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