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Podiatrists are not brain surgeons

<div align=”center”>Podiatrist- a doctor who works on your feet</div><div align=”center”>Brain Surgeon- a doctor who works on your brain</div><div align=”center”>Specialist- Someone who is an expert</div><div align=”center”>Rookie- Someone who is not an expert</div><div align=”center”> </div><div align=”left”>I get phone calls all the time from people who see an ad or who have been on a website that say to me, “I want to buy foreclosures.” They then follow up that statement that they will buy them anywhere in the area and they want them to be cheap.</div><div align=”left”> </div><div align=”left”>They are thinking that all you have to do is call a REALTOR(R) and they will miraculously present you with a home at...

Number 2..We’ll take it!

Richard Green is a professor of real estate, finance and economics at the George Washington University<br /><br /><br /><a href=”http://real-estate-and-urban.blogspot.com/2007/12/back-to-city.html”>Back to the City?</a><br />I go to lots of meetings where people claim that baby boomers are returning to central cities. Here are some data on population growth change of the 25 largest cities and the<br /><br />US between 2000-2006.<br />Detroit city -8.43%<br />Philadelphia -4.56%<br />San Francisco -4.21%<br />Milwaukee city -3.96%<br />Baltimore city -3.04%<br />Chicago city -2.16%<br />Boston city 0.28%<br />Indianapolis 0.48%<br />Washington city 1.66%<br />New York city 2.57%<br />San Diego city 2.74%<br />Columbus city 3.05%<br />Memphis city 3.20%<br />Seattle city 3.39%<br />Dallas city 3.73%<br />San Jose city 3.91%<br />Los...

All your trash is now the City’s cash!

Beginning December 3, 2007, approximately 88,000 households located in South Philadelphia and Center City* will join 216,000 Northeast, Southwest and West Philadelphia residences in being able to set out all recyclables, including flattened cardboard and #1 and #2 plastic containers (generally beverage and detergent containers), into one container for curbside pickup.<br /><br />“The city’s recycling tonnage in the single stream recycling areas has increased more than 30% percent since the summer 2006 launch of our simplified recycling collection method that now includes Northeast, Southwest and West Philadelphia,” stated City of Philadelphia Streets Commissioner Clarena I.W. Tolson. “By making curbside recycling easier for residents, we will continue to increase the...

REALTOR(R) (me) goes Hollywood!

<a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/R2AQ-mdd5ZI/AAAAAAAAAB4/lwRyKABdo-Q/s1600-h/Emma+Lung.jpg”><img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5143129442119181714″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/R2AQ-mdd5ZI/AAAAAAAAAB4/lwRyKABdo-Q/s200/Emma+Lung.jpg” border=”0″ /></a><br /><div>This past Monday, our office was invaded by a crew that was filming a pilot for a series called The Verdict that starred Australian actress <a href=”http://imdb.com/name/nm1344335/”>Emma Lung</a> and Robin Givens.</div><div></div><div>Emma and writer Jon Maas were nice enough to pose for a picture taken by Extra…your’s truley!</div><div> </div><div></div><div>It was a great experience working with professionals from the TV industry. I will let everyone know if the series is picked up and when it is on!</div><br /><div></div> Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleTumblrLinkedInEmailPrintPocketRedditPinterestLike this:Like...

e-PRO® Designation Awarded to Fred Glick

Fred Glick, was awarded the e-PRO® designation from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®<br /><br />The e-PRO Certification Course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and Interactive. It is sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and is specifically designed to help real estate professionals thrive in the competitive world of online real estate.<br /><br />In addition, the e-PRO Certification Course is geared to ensure continued success in online real estate after the course has been completed and certification earned, by online participation in the e-PRO Community and the e-PRO Referral Network<br /><br />Founded in 1908, NAR has grown from its original...

Mortgage Insurance is Once Again

Turbulence in the mortgage marketplace has been big news in 2007. But here’s something bigger…and better! MI Tax Deductibility is back and this time for three more years.<br /><br />This week, our United States Congress has approved or renewed several tax relief measures to keep the dream of homeownership alive for both new homebuyers and existing homeowners. The extension of MI tax deductibility is top among them.<br /><br />The legislation itself is no different than what was passed last year. MI premiums are still fully deductible for taxpayers earning up to $100,000, and partially deductible for those with incomes between $100,000 and $109,000. The only difference is that the...

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