5. Kris Lindahl’s “Guaranteed Offer” for Would-be Home Sellers: Exactly What Part is Guaranteed?

Fine Print: You “May or May Not” Get an Offer  [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] It turns out there are three main catches (at least) with Twin Cities...
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Is Running HUD Like Performing Brain Surgery? Let’s Hope So

Realtor-as-Brain Surgeon The best response I’ve seen to Ben Carson’s appointment as the head of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) is from a fellow Realtor: “I am a real estate professional and have just been appointed to head up the neurosurgery department for my regional hospital group.  I have never been to medical school, and...
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Wanted for President(?): Whoever Pays the MOST Taxes

Civic Penury . . . and Its Opposite I don’t what it makes you, but somehow, I don’t think being a billionaire who manages to pay zero federal income taxes makes you “smart.” Maybe “greedy” or “crafty” or “callous,” but not definitely “smart” — especially if you think you’ll ever run for President. “But,” you say,...
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