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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Why Condo Fees can be a Good Thing

Last week I was approached by a fellow who felt he had no choice but to sell his house. He bought his three bedroom bungalow about three years ago. The problem was that he didn't budget correctly. After buying his house he didn't think that he would have to make any more payments. Thus it was a HUGE shock for him when he discovered that he needed to replace his roof. He told me that he can't afford to fix it and thus is forced to sell his house. I recommended that he move into a condo. I think anyone who isn't good at bud getting should live in a condo. It forces you to budget through their condo fees. I thought I would write a quick article explaining why condo fees can be a good thing. Enjoy!

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Maine Real Estate License.... Going, going, gone

I have to apologize for not having posted in a while. I have been busy working on a new education project that we will be launching soon. I am sure it will help a lot of people. Can't wait to launch.
Anyhow I digress....
I looked into how to get a real estate license in Maine. First of all I was surprised to see that they reciprocate with pretty much every state. If you are licensed in another state you just have to take the Maine state law portion of the exam. Then you can begin selling real estate in the beautiful state of Maine.
I have never actually been to Maine but think i will try to go in the Summer. Sounds very pleasant. Eat some lobster and take a walk on the beach. not so bad :).

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

For Those Who Wish to Get thier Real Estate License In Louisiana

I have never sold a house in Louisiana. I was there for a real estate convention about 6 months ago. I really enjoyed it. Nice people. I thought it would be interesting to see what the requirements were for getting a license in Louisiana. Follow the link to see.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

The High Standards Realtors in the Great White North Must Face

After a conversation with my nephew this weekend I thought it would be interesting to look into how someone from Vancouver qualifies to be licensed as a realtor. I was really shocked to see the standards they have set. I have never seen so much work just to get a sales person license. Not sure if all of this is necessary but my hat is tipped to anyone who passes.

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