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Nice work if you can get it!

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I’m talking about title insurance. Did you know that title insurance insures BACKWARD?  Everything else you buy insurance for, is to protect/provide against future events,  things that may or may not occur.  Title insurance insures against things that have already happened. It protects against known events. I want a gig like that!  Of course it’s not a perfect […]

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Is the first offer TRULY the best offer?

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There’s a real estate saying…”Your first offer is usually your best offer.”  Like “…location, location, location…”, everyone seems to know that one.  I’ve had sellers ask me, “Is it true?  Is the first offer the best offer?”  Answer… “no, but sometimes it feels like it!” I listed a property on February 2nd, and we had an offer […]

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Seller’s Market in the Tri-Cities?

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Yes and no…I took at look at the absorption rate over the last 3 months, for houses only in the $175,000 to $195,000 range, across the four main cities.  Our exisiting inventory will last only 2.6 months at the current rate! The breakdown is as follows…0-4 months is a seller’s market, 5-6 months is average, 7+ […]

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Take-Your-Husband-and-Son-To-Work Day

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Sat down with the husband and our nine-year-old son last night to watch HGTV’S House Hunters. Normally, they’re watching sports, but for whatever reason, they were watching that show.  I joined them and we saw a couple working with a realtor, looking for a five-bedroom house.   My son Sean asked me if showing houses was hard work.  […]

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