November 27, 2013

“How Come It’s ‘Northwest’ Instead of ‘Westnorth?'”

Spoken Like a True Dyslexic My (mildly) dyslexic, left-handed son — just like me — posed that question today. Why isn’t it “westnorth” instead of “northwest?” Or “eastsouth,” instead of “southeast?” Makes perfectly good sense to me . . .
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Flip Side of a Seller’s Market

“Ten Showings, $10,000” — Updated Realtors have a saying:  “ten showings, $10,000.” What that means is, if a home has been shown by 10 agents — each representing a serious, well-qualified Buyer — and it still hasn’t sold . . . it’s overpriced by at least $10,000. Of course, $10k presumes an average, $250k home....
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Corner Lots & “For Sale” Signs: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Signs, Signs, Everywhere there’s signs. Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind. Do this! Don’t do that! Can’t you read the signs? –Lyrics, “Signs”; Five Man Electrical Band Adding a 2nd “For Sale” sign for a home on a corner lot is smart marketing. That’s especially true when the home — in St. Louis Park’s Triangle...
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