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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152
The New Tax Law that was recently passed may have an unintended consequence of slowing the Divorce rate!! The information I am providing is intended to provide some food for thought that would spur people to contact their Attorney and Tax Consultant before filing for divorce.      Divorce is oft...
  Are You "Mortgage-Ready" To Buy A Charlotte Home?   Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte area this spring/summer? Feel ready to buy a home? If you've answered yes to these questions, you still need to answer the question of whether you're "mortgage-ready" to buy a home.   8 Questions ...
Can An Old Septic Tank on Your Property Kill the Deal?       Recently I was asked to find out market value on a piece of land. This was a one acre lot that once had a mobile home sitting on it. Knowing the area, I immediately asked about the septic tank. Was it still there and was it up to code?...
What affect does SMOKING have on one's ability to sell their home? Lets take this Manchester NH area home that was listed as a FSBO. The parents had moved to Florida and the Son and daughter decided to sell their parents home on their own.    That was last fall that I first saw the home. I had a...
Instead of talking about how to find an agent, let’s visit how not to find and agent. Here are nine things you might want to consider avoiding: The agent is a relative or best friend. Unless you know they have the experience and knowledge to handle your most valuable asset, you might want to go e...
  While I was in line at my local grocery store one day, I looked up and saw a gentleman I recognized at the front of the line. I couldn't quite place him, but I knew I had seen him before. He was somewhat unhappy with whatever was transpiring at the register and as a result he spoke very harshl...
One, hot (yet cloudy) Oklahoma afternoon at approximately 12:00 pm, a closing was taking place between Seller Mr. Fox and Buyer Mr. Bear. Getting under contract was somewhat intense, Seller Mr. Fox tugging on the purchase price one way and Buyer Mr. Bear pulling the other.  They made it through ...
Recently, the movie Wonder came out. In short, it's a story about a disfigured boy named August, Auggie, who rises above bullying at school and teaches some valuable lessons to everyone around him about forgiveness, kindness, and what really matters as a human. In a review on NPR, there was a sn...
  We are asked to share a transaction that was special to us - what we LOVED about it and share what we learned from the transaction without compromising confidentiality.   When I read the contest rules there were several transactions that come immediately to my mind. Here is one of them:   Kath...
Entering the Real Estate Business? I Hope You Don’t Mind But I Have Some Tips   I still remember getting the word I had passed my real estate licensing test and was ready to start in the business about 15 years ago, back in the Boston area.   I had been in the corporate world for 16 years in a n...

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