Monthly Archives: October 2012

How to choose the right real estate agent | Fox News

In the market for a real estate agent?  This article provides some good tips for how to select one.  One thing I’d add:  look for a full-time agent.  While there are many very good and highly qualified part-time agents, a … Continue reading

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Seniors Warned to Be Careful with Reverse Mortgages

If you watch much TV at all, you’ve likely seen the ads saying how wonderful reverse mortgages are.  It’s easy to see how seniors can be lured into thinking they’re basically free money to do with as they please.  While … Continue reading

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A New Boom by 2015?

There are some predictions that housing prices will return to peak levels as early as 2015.  I’m not holding my breath for it though.  It could happen, but I think it’s too early to tell.  There are just too many … Continue reading

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Housing Alert: Short Sales May Be in Big Trouble – CNBC

If you’re doing a short sale, you should try to get it done before the end of the year or you may end up owing taxes on any debt that is forgiven by the lender. Housing Alert: Short Sales May … Continue reading

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Errant Golf Balls in the Wilds

If you’re a homeowner in The Wilds of Prior Lake and you’re sick and tired of people walking into your yard to pick up their golf balls that have strayed off the course, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news … Continue reading

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