February 17, 2010

The Half-Price House

Maplewood Foreclosure Where: 23xx Hillwood, in Maplewood What: 3 BR/3BA split-level (1984) with almost 1,700 FSF on a .38 acre lot Who: listed by Carol Bromen (RE/MAX); selling agent: Ross Kaplan (Edina Realty) How (much): just sold for $175k When: listed – July, ’09; closed – Feb, 2010 [Note to Readers: I NEVER divulge details...
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Today’s Investing Strategies: Buy & Hold, FIFO & LIFO

Explanation for Jumpy Markets Want a(nother) reason for heightened stock market volatility? More investors are switching from buy-and-hold to “FIFO”: first in, first out — and ask questions later. Such is the aftermath of a decade-plus of negative overall stock market returns. And that’s before inflation. As I’ve blogged before, welcome to “risk without return.”...
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Realtor Sales Secrets

Best Way to Jump Start Sales? Keep Reading Want Realtors’ most closely guarded sales secret? No, it’s not baking chocolate chip cookies in the oven (to save time, buy store-made, then heat at 350 for 10 minutes). Nor is it to hire a mascot in a 6′ bear suit to hold up “Open House” signs...
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