January 28, 2011

“Take a Load Off Fannie”

Next Up:  Resolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Take a load off Fanny Take a load for free Take a load off Fanny And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me –Lyrics, “The Weight” With Quantitative Easing 2.0 playing out now, what’s next up for Congress and the President, economy-wise? Resolving the financial...
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Appraisers vs. Realtors vs. Trulia “257-0”. That’s the number of times — including twice just this morning — that I’ve been called by appraisers wanting the “scoop” on a property I’ve sold, vs. the number of times I’ve called an appraiser to find out the same. Which makes sense:  as the listing agent, I’m thoroughly acquainted...
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Business Equivalent of “Spending More Time with My Family?”

Pointing Fingers When a politician leaves office under a cloud, they invariably trot out the explanation that they’re “leaving to spend more time with their family.” What’s the equivalent for a retail business? That the landlord’s rent demands are unreasonable. Of course, sometimes that’s actually true. However, especially in a market awash with vacant space,...
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Re-designed MLS: ‘If it ‘aint Broke . . . Fix it, Anyway??’

Dear MLS:  ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ For the record, I was not one of the agents whose “calls, emails, and feedback forms” prompted the local MLS to dramatically overhaul the look and feel of its site. In my — and many other Twin Cities Realtors’ opinion — the old system worked just fine, and the...
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