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Want some valuable information to share with your contact database, post on your LinkedIn, facebook, add to your website, tweet and get out to every possible social network you can? Here it is!!! I am posting this again!!! Everytime I post it, I hear back from several veterans and/or family members who had life changing outcomes.
Every Year I post this information and will continue to do so as long as these programs are viable benefit programs for Veterans and their spouses. There are two, little known, Veteran benefits available that; …
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Each generation is unique – they react differently to and change what previous generations have done over time. With this understanding in mind, I find it valuable to not only appreciate where our own generation, and those generations before us, has come from, but also what to expect and how to work with the coming generations. Each generation approaches challenges differently and as a result, solutions are obtained differently. That is not to say that one solution is better than another, it is just to make note that if a …
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The decade 2000 – 2010 is all, but over. In many regards, this has been a very eventful decade with many highlights, disasters, sorrows, unique personalities and innovation.
In your opinion which single word(s) – OK, not more than two word phrases and also acronyms – personify and will forever identify the first decade of the 21st Century?
To get your juices flowing, let me start us off…
Reviewing NAR Convention in New Orleans 2010.
I attended my first NAR convention in 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pity we have outgrown that location. This year’s event was however in a great location too – New Orleans!! It has been five years since the devastation of Katrina and you can see that the buzz in the French Quarter has returned with the beads, bars and Bourbon Street leading the way.
Here is my snapshot of the highlights of NARdigras 2011:
VIRTUAL BECOMES KING
Both the presence of Gen X and Y as well …
Last year as we approached the annual National Association of Realtors® (NAR) conference discussion, the residential brokerage industry was centered around the Tax Credit, the growing number of firms that were struggling to stay in business, and the exploding number of Realtors® that had dual careers.
Then the surprise announcement in San Diego was made and RPR (Realtor® Property Resource) and AVM (Automatic Valuation Models) became the buzz of not only the convention, but also for the rest of the year.
During the last year we’ve seen that RPR has celebrated various …
It has been five years since the height of the market, and the housing industry is still trying to fight its way out of the downturn. The recession and unemployment have already placed severe pressure on homeownership rates and now the industry may actually be facing another major hurdle.
Here’s the problem. Baby boomers are getting older. Generation Y is now approaching the age in which Boomers bought their first home. Yet Generation Y doesn’t attach the same value as Baby Boomers do to owning a home. So what happens if they don’t buy – at least, not in the same numbers?