Month: May 2011

Did I Forget To Mention?

Over the past almost-decade, I’ve done business Downtown and Uptown.  The mix has been there, and although I moved Uptown almost six years ago, I’ve continued to keep my main office downtown.  However, an opportunity presented itself to move from Brown Harris …

The Pendulum Swings towards Larger Apartments and Trophies

To make writing, or speaking interesting, every book/teacher/article encourages you to tell stories.  Stories bring your information points to life.  And yet there’s the tricky bit about keeping my client information confidential, and how to tell fun stories without giving anything away.  …

A few additional thoughts on mortgage rates

My mortgage broker friends write in with their updates.  “Now is the time to refi!”  “Now is the time to take out a mortgage!”  High volume sales pitch- not really, but this is how I hear this sometimes. In reality, Frank Cronin …

The Dreaded Mortgage Contingency

I’d like to touch on mortgage contingencies in this month’s blog about mortgages.  I’ll address rates in the “market” section, so never fear.  Since 2008, we’ve seen buyers, especially first time buyers or studio/1BR buyers asking for mortgage contingencies.  This is not …