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Pretty Soon Now, They’re Gonna Get Older

First Time Homebuyers. Without any apology, I fully admit that this and the last few blog entries have been lifted from previous entries.  You might think this is the result of a recent streak of laziness, but I can assure you that I’ve always had a certain degree of . . . well, I wouldn’t […]

Shiny Objects Can Be Pretty . . . Expensive

Buying an Existing Home. A few years back, Trulia determined that new homes cost roughly 20% more than similar existing homes (by the way, the same study probably concluded that the sky is blue and that water is wet, but that’s another discussion for another day).  Regardless of the somewhat obvious nature of Trulia’s findings, […]

What You Lose When Saving

This is taken from an edition of Priority Pulse that I wrote almost four years ago.  You may think I’m doing this because I’m lazy or I spent the weekend doing something other than think about what to write for this week’s edition – and you’d be right on both counts – but this is something […]

Reminding an Old Dog of Old Tricks

This will be a short entry for this week, I promise.  Short or not, I believe it’s a good reminder for all of us in the real estate world about asking the right questions. Recently, an agent asked me if we did hard-money loans.  “Of course,” was my response.  She gave me a quick sketch […]

The Truth Behind a Review

In some industries, customer service isn’t nearly as big a deal as it is in others.  For example, when I roll my garbage can out to the curb the night before trash day, I really have no other expectation than the woman or man driving the truck the next day will extend out the big […]