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  • Home For Sale
    Snooze you lose
    The common belief in the real-estate industry, shared by both clients and agents, is not to list your home for sale during the winter months.In colder climates, snow, rain, ice, slush and the cold temperatures is not desirous for prospective...
  • eBay Buyer Opens a Case Against the Seller
    Why does an eBay buyer quickly open a case against the seller?
    Do you ever wonder why some buyers act so quickly to open an eBay case against a seller? A quick search on eBay customer support for “I didn’t receive my item”, possibly reveals the answer:click here to see eBay’s answerIn...
  • Successful real estate agents are talent giants
    Successful real estate agents are talent giants
    The real estate agent hired to sell your home or assist in locating your next domicile you will live in must possess multiple areas of expertise. Realtors® are technically self-employed individuals. Each agent should be capable of running all...
  • Camille Grammer
    ‘RHOBH’ star Camille Grammer continues to search for a buyer
    “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer may have sold the home she shared with Kelsey Grammer in Colorado, but it sounds like she is still trying to move on from her divorce. Kelsey cheated on Camille and then ended...
  • Whether the home you buy is new or old, title insurance is important to protect it
    Understanding the title process when buying a new home
    Buying a home is a serious, long term commitment. Once buyers find their dream home, careful attention must be given to ensure the home buying process will go as smoothly as possible. Having a thorough title search, and obtaining title insurance...
  • A realtor would have made sure they built a home, not a hospital!
    Hire a realtor when building a new home in Texas
    With the recent upswing in the housing market in Texas, homeowners have noticed an increase in the number of builders offering incentives for homeowners to build instead of buy existing homes. When the market of available homes is depleted, the...
  • What's the difference between the client and the customer in real estate?
    Are you a realtor's client or customer?
    Okay, so you are at an open house. You meet the realtor hosting the open house for the first time. You start asking the agent questions about why the seller is selling the home, and how much they think the seller is willing to come off the sales...
  • Buyers are not afraid to be creative in this seller's market
    Creativity helps buyers get the winning contract in a seller's market
    This year many states have been enjoying a housing boom, and Texas is no exception. While home prices are up, the inventory of available homes is down. According to Houston Area Realtor’s “Local Market Trends,” statistics taken...
  • The survey is an important aspect of the home buying process
    Understanding the survey in the home buying process in Texas
    Okay, you finally found your dream home. The sales contract is being negotiated and the seller offers to give you an existing survey. In an attempt to make things go smoothly, you think about accepting the seller’s offer to use their survey...
  • Selling your home gets the whole family involved
    How to sell your home in a seller's market
    The housing market is great, and interest rates are starting to climb. In Houston/The Woodlands area, available homes for sale are at a record low. It is a strong seller's market. Many sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes,...
  • LA Westside homes for sale
    LA Westside real estate - few homes for sale
    I‘ve mentioned in some of my articles earlier this year that there have been two trends that have become evident in the Westside real estate market in 2012. One is the increase in the number of home sales compared to 2011. Pending and/or...
  • Migration to Colorado
    Migration to Northern Colorado creates demand for housing
    Although Northern Colorado has received good news recently with potential job growth from NASA, the reality of our housing market is that people are still struggling to stay in their homes orfind available/affordable homes to rent or buy. Natural...
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    Who Owns Who in the Automotive Industry?
    In this modern business world of international consolidation it is sometimes hard to keep track of who owns which car marque these days. Here is a complete list of the current car companies and their perspective owners. Click on the highlighted...