Apr 30

Limits, like fears, are often just illusions. ~Michael Jordan

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Apr 29

Provisions in the proposed cap and trade legislation as passed on June 26, 2009 by the House of Representatives (H.R. 2454) have been reported to contain licensing and retrofit requirements regarding compliance with environmental standards for sellers of real estate, including residential real estate.

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Apr 29

The banker at the heart of the Goldman Sachs fraud case persuaded his London landlords to reduce his rent because of the credit crunch.

via Times Online.

Apr 29

Don Talley, Owner of Home Improvements of the Carolinas, says the size of the job doesnt matter. ”If its an original door and were coming there to replace it, you know Ive gotta encapsulate the door, plastic the inner and outer surroundings, mark it off with warning labels for lead paint… I mean, it doesnt matter how big or small the job, it makes it big for the homeowners.”

via Local News.

Apr 29

Buying up foreclosed and abandoned homes, renovating them and selling them to first-time buyers is an unlikely business for a local government, but it’s one that South Florida officials have become heavily invested in this year.

via MiamiHerald.com.

Apr 29

I believe that all members of the NAR have a debt of gratitude to the NAR.  Not just for the MLS either!  This includes all the various people who do nothing but find fault with whatever the NAR is doing – they do too.  I don’t know if what we have was by design or if there was a really really bright man or woman on some committee back in the day who realized the future impact of what they were doing or it was just a series of lucky breaks.  Either way, they did good.

via Read More .

Apr 29

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something. - E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

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Apr 28

Flipping was also given a boost in February when the Federal Housing Administration temporarily suspended its “no flip rule,” which prohibited people using FHA loans from purchasing properties from sellers who had owned the homes less than 90 days. The one-year suspension was designed to give the housing market a boost

via latimes.com.

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