Monthly Archives: July 2008

Real Estate Insights

The National Association of Realtors publishes the Real Estate Insights monthly. If you want a copy of the latest issue in pdf format, just drop me an e-mail. There are some market indicator statistics that are published in this newsletter. A quick glance includes the following: Existing home inventory is up. Existing home sales isRead More…

Microsoft Office Problem

I recently was having a problem with PowerPoint 2007 running very slowly. A switch from slide to slide in the editing view, would take anywhere from 4-20 seconds. Just typing a word would take 5 seconds per word!  This was getting very annoying. There are several good suggestions from others in the community about loadingRead More…Read More…

How’s THAT going?

When I meet people for the first time, they usually ask THE question when I mention that I’m in real estate. The question: “How’s THAT going?” or “Isn’t that a tough business?” or “Isn’t it hard to sell homes right now?” or somthing else to the effect.  Frankly, the real estate market is not as badRead More…

Microsoft Office vs Open Office

Is Open Office a viable alternative to Microsoft Office? The short answer is maybe. If you don’t need to share files with anyone else, and you only generate documents for yourself, then Open Office may work for you. I just recently installed it to get around a Microsoft problem. But unfortunately, it is not compatibleRead More…Read More…

Difference between Short Sale and Foreclosure

What’s the difference between a Short Sale and a Foreclosure? A Short Sale is when the homeowner owes more than the property is worth, and cannot pay back the difference. They are short of full payoff. Here’s an example: Let’s say the homeowner buys a house for $200,000, with a primary mortgage of $160,000, andRead More…