May 10, 2010

Negotiating vs. Arguing

Real Estate Negotiation 101 Real estate agent and trainer Rich Levin is the author of “Top Ten Negotiating Rules for Realtors.” I can personally attest to the validity of the first two: One. Don’t go back and forth between a buyer and seller more than twice. Two. Don’t let the buyer and seller come to...
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European Bailout

One Helluva Round-Trip Want to know what stocks are going to do? Forget financial analysis. It’s all about political analysis: on the strength of a European bailout (announced over the weekend), worldwide stocks are going crazy — this time on the upside. Personally, as a long-term, buy-and-hold investor (vs. Wall Street trader), it all has...
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Fern Hill Extreme Makeover

Playing Housing “Leapfrog” on Huntington Where: 28xx Huntington Ave. South, in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood What: whole house renovation Who: Mike Sward, agent; Edina Realty, broker When: due back on market late Summer How much: projected selling price = low $800’s No, you won’t recognize this home driving by — it won’t look...
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